Programs

Intermediate State: Do We Really Know It Well?
Abstract:
Rich physics of the intermediate state (IS) in type-I superconductors have been recognized already at the first consideration of superconductivity as a new thermodynamic state of matter (Gorter and Casimir, 1934). Classic works on the IS include the works by F. London (1936), Peierls (1936), Landau (1937), and Ginzburg and Landau (1950).
BICEP Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization
Abstract:
The theory of inflation, which posits that the Universe expanded exponentially very early in its history, is by now widely accepted as part of the standard cosmological paradigm. Within the last 15 years it has become widely recognized that, in addition to seeding scalar, matter density perturbations in the Universe, inflation will also produce a background of gravity waves (tensor perturbations) that imprint a curl component into the polarization pattern of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) at the time of recombination.
Argonne Recognized for Excellence in Technology TransferApril 11, 2014

Argonne researchers receive 2014 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium

99 Mo Production Using Electron Linear Accelerators
Abstract:
The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI), in partnership with commercial entities and the US national laboratories, is working to address the need for a reliable domestic supply of 99 Mo for nuclear medicine while also minimizing the civilian use of highly enriched uranium (HEU).
Scientists gain new insight into mysterious electronic phenomenonApril 11, 2014

Thanks to a new Argonne study, researchers have identified and solved at least one paradox in the behavior of high-temperature superconductors. The riddle involves a phenomenon called the “pseudogap,” a region of energy levels in which relatively few electrons are allowed to exist.

Nucleon Structure from Elastic Electron/Photon Scattering
Abstract:
The field of electron/photon elastic scattering from the nucleon is at an advanced stage when both experiment and theory are productive and ready to reach a full range of momentum transfer 20 GeV2 accessible at JLab. I will review the results of the 6-GeV era and present plans for approved 12-GeV experiments. A few new ideas for additional experiments will also be discussed.

Thermo Fluid Modeling Method and Tool Developments for Sodium Fast Reactor Safety
Abstract:
Thermo-fluid (i.e. thermal-hydraulics) analysis remains as one of the key disciplines essential for the safety of nuclear reactor systems. A wide range of thermal-hydraulic modeling methods have been developed or applied for reactor analysis over the past several decades.