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  • Titan Helps Scientists Fine-tune Laser Interactions to Advance Cancer TreatmentsExternal link

    07.18.18 A team led by Michael Bussmann, group leader of the Computational Radiation Physics group at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) German research laboratory, recently studied ion acceleration driven by high-intensity lasers using the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

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  • No More Zigzags: Scientists Uncover Mechanism That Stabilizes Fusion PlasmasExternal link

    07.18.18 Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have recently produced complex simulations of the process that may show the physics behind this mechanism, which is called “magnetic flux pumping.” Unraveling the process could advance the development of fusion energy.

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  • Oleo Sponge Successful in Real-World Conditions Off California CoastExternal link

    07.18.18 The Oleo Sponge, a patent-pending technology to clean oil spills invented at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has lived up to its promise in an experiment conducted off the coast of Southern California in April.

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