Latest Spallation Neutron Source Stories

Unprecedented Look At Quantum Oscillations Through Neutron Experiments
2012-10-23 13:30:32

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found that nitrogen atoms in the compound uranium nitride exhibit unexpected, distinct vibrations that form a nearly ideal realization of a physics textbook model known as the isotropic quantum harmonic oscillator.

2012-05-15 20:54:03

New research from the University of Southampton has devised a new method to more accurately measure gas bubbles in pipelines.

2012-03-15 16:59:48

Story ideas from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

2011-10-03 12:32:49

Molecular motion in proteins comes in three distinct classes, according to a collaboration by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee.

Neutron Analysis Reveals Unique Atom-scale Behavior Of 'Cobalt Blue'
2011-09-07 05:55:07

Neutron scattering studies of "cobalt blue," a compound prized by artists for its lustrous blue hue, are revealing unique magnetic characteristics that could answer questions about mysterious properties in other materials.

2011-06-06 20:13:20

Neutron analysis of the atomic dynamics behind thermal conductivity is helping scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory gain a deeper understanding of how thermoelectric materials work.

2011-02-23 10:07:15

A theoretical technique developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is bringing supercomputer simulations and experimental results closer together by identifying common "fingerprints".

2011-02-07 21:31:16

Neutron scattering analysis of two families of iron-based materials suggests that the magnetic interactions thought responsible for high-temperature superconductivity may lie "two doors down": The key magnetic exchange pairings occur in a next-nearest-neighbor ordering of atoms, rather than adjacent atoms.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.