Study reveals structure of tuberculosis enzyme, could offer drug targetNovember 2, 2015

A team of scientists, including several from Argonne, have determined the structures of several important tuberculosis enzymes, which could lead to new drugs for the disease.

Low Energy Probes of New Physics

In this talk I discuss the role of low-energy nuclear probes in the quest for new physics beyond the Standard Model. After an introduction on the landscape of low-energy searches in the LHC era, I will focus on two topics: (i) precision beta-decay measurements and (ii) searches for permanent electric dipole moments. In both cases I will highlight the great physics reach of these experiments and I will illustrate the role played by hadronic and nuclear uncertainties in the interpretation of their results.

Three Argonne scientists combine for 100 years of combustion researchOctober 30, 2015

Chemists Lawrence Harding, Joe Michael, and Albert Wagner of Argonne National Laboratory have a century of combined experience in combustion chemistry.

The Spin-dependent Surface Chemical Bond

Organic materials are exciting material for spin-based electronics because their magnetic properties are extraordinarily tunable by synthetic chemistry. Since about 2004, several device groups have observed spin dependent transport phenomena in organic materials and suggested a decisive role for metal-organic interfaces in controlling spin injection. We need to understand the magnetic properties of these interfaces to advance the fledgling field of organic spintronics.

Novel Nuclear Structure from Covariant Density Functional Theory

Covariant density functional theory (CDFT) has achieved great success in describing many nuclear phenomena over the past several decades. I will present our recent works on the improvement of the energy density functional as well as several applications of CDFT that have been motivated by recent experimental results on both nuclear ground states and rotational excitation states.

Researchers model birth of universe in one of largest cosmological simulations ever runOctober 29, 2015

Researchers are sifting through an avalanche of data produced by one of the largest cosmological simulations ever performed, led by scientists at Argonne.

In-situ STEM DTEM: From High Spatial Resolution to High Temporal Resolution

The last few years have seen a paradigm change in (scanning) transmission electron microscopy ((S)TEM) with unprecedented improvements in spatial, spectroscopic and temporal resolution being realized by aberration correctors, monochromators and pulsed photoemission sources. Spatial resolution now extends to the sub-angstrom level, spectroscopic resolution into the sub-100meV regime and temporal resolution for single shot imaging is now on the nanosecond timescale (stroboscopic imaging extends this even further to femtoseconds).