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12.02.16From the Labs

PPPL and Max Planck Physicists Confirm the Precision of Magnetic Fields in the Most Advanced Stellarator in the WorldExternal link

Physicist Sam Lazerson of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has teamed with German scientists to confirm that the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion energy device called a stellarator in Greifswald, Germany, produces high-quality magnetic fields that are consistent with their complex design. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.02.16From the Labs

Cooling Technique Helps Researchers “Target” a Major Component for a New ColliderExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have recently developed a new ultra-low-friction sliding contact mechanism that uses chilled water to remove heat from a key component of a next-generation collider. Read MoreExternal linkage


Udaya Kalluri: A Contagious Enthusiasm for Plant ScienceExternal link

A 10-year scientist in the Biosciences Division at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Kalluri focuses her work around lab programs such as DOE’s BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) to create better biofuels, improve plant productivity, and study beneficial plant-microbe interactions. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.01.16From the Labs

Where the Rains Come FromExternal link

Atmospheric scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found that more frequent, more intense and longer-lasting storms cause heavier spring rain in central US. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.30.16From the Labs

'Tennessine' Acknowledges State Institutions' Roles in Element's DiscoveryExternal link

The recently discovered element 117 has been officially named "tennessine" in recognition of Tennessee’s contributions to its discovery, including the efforts of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its Tennessee collaborators at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.29.16From the Labs

Ultrafast Imaging Reveals Existence of 'Polarons'External link

A team led by physicist Yimei Zhu at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has produced definitive evidence that the movement of electrons has a direct effect on atomic arrangements, driving deformations in a material's 3D crystalline lattice in ways that can drastically alter the flow of current. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.29.16From the Labs

Research Planned for Unique Spinning Nuclei Nets PrizeExternal link

Elena Long, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of New Hampshire, has been awarded the 2016 Jefferson Science Associates Postdoctoral Research Prize of $10,000 for her plans to build and test a new kind of target that will allow scientists to explore the physics of spinning nuclei. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.28.16From the Labs

Genes and Early Environment Sculpt the Gut MicrobiomeExternal link

Findings by a team of scientists from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) represent an attempt to untangle the forces that shape the gut microbiome, which plays an important role in keeping us healthy. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.23.16User Facility

Scientists Trace ‘Poisoning’ in Chemical Reactions to the Atomic ScaleExternal link

Researchers have revealed new atomic-scale details about pesky deposits that can stop or slow chemical reactions vital to fuel production and other processes. This disruption to reactions is known as deactivation or poisoning. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.23.16From the Labs

PPPL and Princeton Researchers Propose an Explanation for the Mysterious Onset of a Universal ProcessExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University have proposed a groundbreaking solution to a mystery that has puzzled physicists for decades. Read MoreExternal linkage

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