“We’re the first to make a room-temperature 2D magnet that is chemically stable under ambient conditions,” said Foundry user and senior author Jie Yao, a faculty scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division.
We Share the Best Practices and Nurture Brilliant Research
at the Nation's User Research Facilities
WHAT IS A USER RESEARCH FACILITY?
Following World War I the United States made the strategic decision to invest in complex, large scale scientific facilities to ensure America’s leadership role in science. These include particle and nuclear physics accelerators, synchrotron light sources, neutron scattering facilities, supercomputers and high-speed computer networks, nanoscale science research centers, genome sequencing facilities, and advanced resources in imaging and analysis for biological and environmental systems. These assets are made available to scientists to nurture discoveries that support our national security and improve humanity.
Over the last 70+ years this crucial network of “User Research Facilities” have become sources of fundamental discoveries that shape the path of science for the world.
The Society for Science at User Research Facilities exists to connect these facilities to share best practices, provide trainings, advocate for streamlined communications, promote efficient data access and engage the scientific community.
Latest News From The SSURF Network
For 75 years, Argonne National Laboratory has accelerated the science and technology that drive U.S. security and prosperity. To celebrate, they are capturing the stories of the people who’ve made it happen.
Message from Mike Dunne, Director, Linac Coherent Light Source: Revised COVID safety protocols as California reopens
Across SLAC and the surrounding region, we are continuing to experience significant improvement in COVID-19 conditions. Positive cases are low and immunizations are high. As of June 15, the state of California has officially reopened its economy, removing or relaxing most physical distancing, masking, and capacity restrictions.
Mariam Kiran, a research scientist in the Scientific Networking Division (ESnet) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has been named a Networking-Networking Women (N2Women) Rising Star in Networking and Communications for 2021.
June 1, 2021: The Society for Science at User Research Facilities (SSURF) hosted a webinar to learn the latest on the ORCID program. Agenda included an overview of ORCID, details about the U.S. Government ORCID Consortium, and examples on how the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory has integrated ORCID into its workflows, policies, and reporting.
May 26, 2021: The Society for Science at User Research Facilities hosted a webinar to learn the latest on Espionage, Intellectual Property Theft, and Technology Transfer issues from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Scott McGaunn.
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the size of a sports stadium—three football fields could fit inside
NIF is the world’s most precise and reproducible laser system. It precisely guides, amplifies, reflects, and focuses 192 powerful laser beams into a target about the size of a pencil eraser in a few billionths of a second, delivering more than 2 million joules of ultraviolet energy and 500 trillion watts of peak power.
This video highlights the revisions that were made to the Omega Facility and its operational paradigm in order to continue to conduct experiments in the presence of COVID-19 workplace constraints.