Two ORNL researchers receive DOE early career funding awards : Biofuels Digest

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In Tennessee, two Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers specializing in neutron and chemical science are among 84 recipients of Department of Energy’s Office of Science Early Career Research Program awards. The program supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science.

Huibo Cao, of ORNL’s Quantum Condensed Matter Division, was selected for his proposal, “Local site magnetic susceptibility for quantum materials by polarized neutron diffraction.” His project seeks to develop high performance polarized neutron diffraction techniques to gain a better understanding of the interactions that lead to magnetic quantum phenomena in quantum materials such as quantum spin liquids, topological insulators and Weyl semimetals.

Benjamin Doughty, of ORNL’s Chemical Sciences Division, was selected for his proposal, “Chemical Organization, Structure and Dynamics at Complex Liquid-Liquid Interfaces: Mechanistic Insight into Selective Solvent Extraction and Self-Assembly.” Doughty’s research will examine the structure and dynamics of the molecularly thin interface between two liquids during chemical extraction processes.

 

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