Science Highlights

Exotic neutron-rich nuclei and new states of matter expected to exist inside neutron stars play a role in interpreting observed cooling in accreting neutron stars.

Nuclear Theory Helps Forecast Neutron Star Temperatures

Advances in theory have made it possible to predict cooling behavior observed in accreting neutron stars. Read More »

Selenium (grey allotrope): a micronutrient essential for the human body.

Growing the Tool Box for Medical Imaging: The Selenium-72/Arsenic-72 Generator

Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Missouri have designed a new source of a valuable imaging isotope. Read More »

The Q-weak experiment at Jefferson Lab precisely measured the weak force's hold on the proton.

Q-weak Experiment Determines Proton's Weak Charge

Scientists make the first experimental determination of the weak charge of the proton and extract the weak charges of the neutron and up and down quarks. Read More »

Left photo shows researchers collecting sea-water samples containing diatoms from an oceanographic sampling device. Photo at right shows microscopic image of a small colony of diatoms in the sea water.

Silicon-32 is an Important Radiotracer in Assessing Global Climate Models

The DOE Isotope Program restores an important inventory of the radioisotope silicon-32 (Si-32). Read More »

A visual model of how particles emerging from heavy ion collisions flow from the point of impact depending on the viscosity of the matter produced.

Shades of Perfection in Perfect Liquids

Particles flowing from heavy ion collisions at RHIC and LHC reveal properties of new form of matter. Read More »

String of seven superconducting resonators and four superconducting solenoid magnets for the new cryostat.

Advances in Ion Accelerators Boost Argonne’s ATLAS User Facility

Argonne’s new superconducting cryomodule enhances its ATLAS heavy-ion accelerator. Read More »

A Large Electromagnetic Calorimeter Super Module (8 tons) inside its lifting and installation tool (yellow frame) ready for installation in the ALICE Detector in its deep underground cavern at the Large Hadron Collider.

Reaching Back Towards the Big Bang

US-led experiments at the LHC recreate the brightest, most dense quark gluon plasma. Read More »

Assembly of high gradient SC cavities and SC solenoids in the clean room.

Advances in High Power Compact Accelerators

Argonne superconducting radiofrequency technology boosts a variety of applications. Read More »

The Penning trap was used to precisely measure the masses of isotopes provided by CARIBU.

Modeling Cosmic Nucleosynthesis

First measurements of isotopes produced by Argonne’s new CARIBU facility provide insight into the creation of the elements in the universe. Read More »

A toroid SMES system consisting of a number of high field coils made with the High Temperature Superconductors (HTS).

Massive Energy Storage in Superconductors (SMES)

Novel high temperature superconductor magnet technology charts new territory. Read More »