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Igniting a new class of combustion research
3 weeks ago

Igniting a new class of combustion research

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

The …
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Galactic winds demystified
3 weeks ago

Galactic winds demystified

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team of astrophysicists created a set of galactic wind simulations of the highest resolution ever …
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Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy
1 month ago

Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

For decades, scientists have sought to control nuclear fusion—the energy that powers the sun and other stars—by developing massive fusion reactors to produce and contain plasma, with the goal of …
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A Data-Driven Journey to the Center of the Earth
2 months ago

A Data-Driven Journey to the Center of the Earth

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

In …
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Farewell, Titan
2 months ago

Farewell, Titan

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

The Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer operated by the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will be decommissioned on …
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Simulations Identify Importance of Lattice Distortions in Ion-Conducting  Fuel Cell Materials
4 months ago

Simulations Identify Importance of Lattice Distortions in Ion-Conducting Fuel Cell Materials

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Ionic conduction involves the movement of ions from one location to another inside a material. The ions travel through point defects, which are irregularities in the otherwise consistent arrangement of …
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Upgraded Science Trailer Teaches Students about Supercomputing
4 months ago

Upgraded Science Trailer Teaches Students about Supercomputing

By  •  4 months ago  •  People

“What’s Your Problem?” This question, emblazoned on the side of a bright red trailer, invites students of all ages to step into the world of computational science.

This mobile exhibit …
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OLCF Scientist Talks Early Summit Results at APS Meeting
4 months ago

OLCF Scientist Talks Early Summit Results at APS Meeting

By  •  4 months ago  •  People

Bronson Messer, a computational scientist at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), gave an invited talk at the American Physical Society’s (APS’s) “Quarks to the Cosmos” April meeting in …
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Laser Focus Sheds Light on Two Sources of Nanoparticle Formation
5 months ago

Laser Focus Sheds Light on Two Sources of Nanoparticle Formation

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Although previous research shows that metal nanoparticles have properties useful for various biomedical applications, many mysteries remain regarding how these tiny materials form, including the processes that generate size variations. …
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Getting a Big Look at Tiny Particles
5 months ago

Getting a Big Look at Tiny Particles

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

At the turn of the 20th century, scientists discovered that atoms were composed of smaller particles. They found that inside each atom, negatively charged electrons orbit a nucleus made of …
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Supercomputers to Help Supercharge Ceramic Matrix Composite Manufacturing
5 months ago

Supercomputers to Help Supercharge Ceramic Matrix Composite Manufacturing

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

During chemical vapor infiltration, gaseous vapor reacts on the surface of the preform fibers at elevated temperatures to coat the material. If applied long enough, the gas …
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Solving A Beta Decay Puzzle
5 months ago

Solving A Beta Decay Puzzle

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 11, 2019—An international collaboration including scientists at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) solved a 50-year-old puzzle that explains why beta decays …
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