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05.25.16From the Labs

Upgraded PIP-II RFQ Successfully Takes First BeamExternal link

In March, the Fermilab Accelerator Division successfully sent beam through a newly commissioned linear accelerator. The brand new radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) linac, designed and built by a team of engineers and physicists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will be the start for a proposed upgrade to Fermilab’s 800-MeV superconducting linear accelerator. Read More »

MIT University 05.25.16University Research

Hot New Solar CellExternal link

A team of MIT researchers has for the first time demonstrated a device based on a method that enables solar cells to break through a theoretically predicted ceiling on how much sunlight they can convert into electricity. Read More »

MIT University 05.24.16University Research

New Nanoparticle Catalysts Could Reduce Need for Precious MetalsExternal link

Researchers at MIT have found a less-expensive way to get the same amount of catalytic activity, using a lesser amount of platinum or palladium as an atomically-thin coating over a tiny ceramic particle. Read More »

05.24.16From the Labs

Revealing the Nature of Magnetic Interactions in Manganese OxideExternal link

A team of scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia University, Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories, Institut Laue-Langevin in France, and the University of Warwick in England has used their recently developed mathematical approach to study the short-range magnetic interactions that they believe drive this long-range order. Read More »

Ohio State University 05.24.16University Research

Ivy’s Powerful Grasp Could Lead to Better Medical Adhesives and Stronger Battle ArmorExternal link

Research from The Ohio State University illuminates the tiny particles responsible for ivy’s ability to latch on so tight to trees and buildings that it can withstand hurricanes and tornadoes. Read More »

University of Texas Arlington 05.24.16University Research

UTA Prepares Titan Supercomputer to Process the Data from Quadrillions of Proton Collisions Generated in the New Large Hadron Collider ExperimentsExternal link

University of Texas at Arlington physicists are preparing the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee to support the analysis of data generated from the quadrillions of proton collisions expected during this season’s Large Hadron Collider particle physics experiments. Read More »

Northern Illinois University 05.23.16University Research

Scientists Create ‘Rewritable Magnetic Charge Ice’External link

A team of scientists working at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and led by Northern Illinois University physicist Zhili Xiao has created a new material, called “rewritable magnetic charge ice,” that permits an unprecedented degree of control over local magnetic fields and could pave the way for new computing technologies. Read More »

05.23.16From the Labs

Caught on Camera: First Movies of Droplets Getting Blown Up by X-ray LaserExternal link

Researchers have made the first microscopic movies of liquids getting vaporized by the world’s brightest X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »

View of the surface of a lithium pool in Lithium Tokamak Experiment, as it is heated and cleaned of oxides by a beam of high energy electrons.05.20.16Science Highlight

Hotter All The Way: Lithium Wall Contains Plasma Without Cooling It

Lithium walls open up access to new regimes for the fusion reactor. Read More »

05.20.16From the Labs

Chemists Settle Longstanding Debate on How Methane is Made BiologicallyExternal link

Scientists from Pacific Northwest National Lab and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor determined that microbes make methane using a chemical reaction that involves a molecule, called a methyl radical, which was less favored by previous research. The team’s work, which appears in the journal Science, is vital for understanding how methane is made and how to make things from it. Read More »

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