Navigation Links
Story tips From the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2012
Date:3/14/2012

MATERIALS -- POWGEN open for business . . .

The Spallation Neutron Source's Powder Diffractometer POWGEN has launched a rapid access sample mail-in system for users who use the flexible general-purpose instrument for a wide range of structural studies of novel materials. The instrument will be made available to rapid access users for a few days each cycle, offering data collection for two temperatures between 12 degrees Kelvin and 300 degrees Kelvin per sample. Users with a new material to test will not have wait six months for beam time. If response is good, the instrument could run tests on as many as 24 mail-in samples over two days. The instrument scientists would send back the data to the users. POWGEN specializes in magnetic materials such as high-Technitium superconductors and metal insulator phase transitions as well as nonmagnetic materials, polycrystalline materials for pharmaceutical compounds, metals and semi-conductors and new battery materials. [Written by Agatha Bardoel; media contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov]

CHEMISTRY -- Unraveling methane's structure . . .

Considering how ubiquitous it is on earth, methane (natural gas) at the molecular level is a scientific unknown. To understand it and to manage it both as energy and as an environmental hazard, scientists need to know more about its molecular structure. A neutron diffraction study at the Spallation Neutrons and Pressure Diffractometer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has successfully mapped the structure of methane and water cages, known as clathrates, under more than half a million pounds of pressure per square inch. The researchers came up with a new potential ─ a new calculation of the repulsion force that exists between methane molecules in these cages ─ that indicated there were five methane molecule "guests" inside the enlarged polyhedral structures that emerged under the hig
'/>"/>

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. New study indicates link between weight gains during pregnancy and dieting history
2. Revealing the evolutionary history of threatened sea turtles
3. The "hole" story
4. The hole story
5. Human connection to our nations fisheries comes alive through oral history project
6. Italys geologic history becomes a personal tale in Walter Alvarezs new book
7. NJIT history professor receives national endowment for humanities
8. Chantix side effects no worse with depression history
9. Story tips from the Departments of Energys Oak Ridge National Lab -- March 2009
10. Study of protein structures reveals key events in evolutionary history
11. The story of X -- evolution of a sex chromosome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/25/2014)... predominant strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ... East and northern Africa derived from a single ... this week in mBio , the online ... , CA-MRSA refers to MRSA infections occurring in ... which are typically skin infections, can be transmitted ...
(Date:8/25/2014)... deficiency is one of the most widespread causes of ... the United States are plagued by boron deficient soil ... supplement their soil with boron; however, little is known ... essential nutrient. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri ... development and reproduction in corn plants. Scientists anticipate that ...
(Date:8/25/2014)... that toxic effects of substances known as endocrine ... human-made materials, can pass from one generation to ... with ancestral exposure to EDC may show especially ... new study by researchers from The University of ... and female rats are affected differently by ancestral ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Common European MRSA originated in Africa 2Researchers find boron facilitates stem cell growth and development in corn 2Exposure to toxins makes great granddaughters more susceptible to stress 2
... CITY People at risk for a certain form of ... better chance at surviving or even avoiding the diseases, thanks ... Institute at LDS Hospital. The Intermountain Heathcare group of ... cost-effective way to identify patients who may have Lynch syndrome, ...
... of researchers at the Department of Energy,s BioEnergy Science ... controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism. This discovery ... that produce higher concentrations of ethanol at lower costs. ... the scientific discoveries of its labs and research centers ...
... study by an international team including professor John Graves of ... species of tunas and billfishes are threatened and in need ... issue of Science magazine,s Policy Forumis the first ... of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). ,The ...
Cached Biology News:Study: New process that can save at-risk cancer patients is effective and significantly less costly 2Study: New process that can save at-risk cancer patients is effective and significantly less costly 3Single, key gene discovery could streamline production of biofuels 2Study helps assess global status of tuna and billfish stocks 2Study helps assess global status of tuna and billfish stocks 3
(Date:8/27/2014)... According to the 2013 Raw Material ... look and feel of markets for raw materials and ... will push for more branded, science-backed products.” , Natural ... market growth in the last decade as consumers increasingly ... cosmetics to fit a more ‘wellness’ lifestyle approach. ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Budding ... Cleveland's University School participated in the ... Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine . ... with an unparalleled professional experience in the sciences ... of Medicine faculty and students for both academic ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... and Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 ... engineering, visions for next-generation wearable technology, and inspiration ... numerous highlights at this year’s brighter, busier ... Diego, California, Convention Center. More than 4,400 international ... attended conferences, courses, an exhibition, and industry sessions ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... team of engineers from Singapore has successfully piloted ... for satellite communications. , With the weight of ... constructing a lightweight, low power-consuming, wireless communication system ... has always been a challenge for system designers. ... Centre of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore launched ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Daring to be Different Raw Materials & Ingredient Supply Shortage Fuels Vital Force™ Technology New Ingredient Enhancements 2Daring to be Different Raw Materials & Ingredient Supply Shortage Fuels Vital Force™ Technology New Ingredient Enhancements 3Students at Cleveland's University School Conduct Biomedical Research at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine 2Brighter, Busier SPIE Optics + Photonics Draws International Crowd to San Diego 2Brighter, Busier SPIE Optics + Photonics Draws International Crowd to San Diego 3Brighter, Busier SPIE Optics + Photonics Draws International Crowd to San Diego 4ZigBee in the Sky 2
... The Renewable Energy ... promising locations for renewable energy projects. ,The Atlas is the first tool of its kind ... select from a suite of renewable energy options including biomass, efficiency, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar and ... (PRWEB) ...
... ... Environmental Sustainability (EStar) award from the U.S. Department of Energy,s (DOE) Office of Science. ... Argonne, ... Gene/P supercomputer was recognized with an Environmental Sustainability (EStar) award from the U.S. Department ...
... ... of 2007 and to enhance patient safety with complete part traceability, can now use ... coding, scan and software tracking of each part and batch, including all leak test, ... ...
Cached Biology Technology:Vermont Launches Renewable Energy Atlas 2Vermont Launches Renewable Energy Atlas 3Vermont Launches Renewable Energy Atlas 4EStar Award Recognizes Innovative Supercomputer Cooling 2EStar Award Recognizes Innovative Supercomputer Cooling 3InterTech Development Company UDI System Announced 2