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12.11.18From the Labs

Experiments at PPPL Show Remarkable Agreement with Satellite SightingsExternal link

A four-satellite mission that is studying magnetic reconnection — the breaking apart and explosive reconnection of the magnetic field lines in plasma that occurs throughout the universe — has found key aspects of the process in space to be strikingly similar to those found in experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Read More »

12.10.18From the Labs

Steve Cowley: The Knight Who Leads the Lab has "the Most Fun Job"External link

“It’s just all been fun, and this is the most fun job I’ve ever had,” Steve Cowley says of his much-decorated career and his new position, which he assumed July 1, as the seventh director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) — the place where the British-born physicist earned his doctorate and that he calls “the most important fusion laboratory in the world.” Read More »

12.10.18From the Labs

Scientists Enter Unexplored Territory in Superconductivity SearchExternal link

Scientists mapping out the quantum characteristics of superconductors—materials that conduct electricity with no energy loss—have entered a new regime. Using newly connected tools named OASIS at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, they’ve uncovered previously inaccessible details of the “phase diagram” of one of the most commonly studied “high-temperature” superconductors. Read More »

12.07.18From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Takes a Quantum Leap in MicroelectronicsExternal link

Ramamoorthy Ramesh, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientist in the Materials Sciences Division, leads a major Lab research initiative called “Beyond Moore’s Law,” which aims to develop next-generation microelectronics and computing architectures. Read More »

12.06.18From the Labs

Borophene Advances as 2-D Materials PlatformExternal link

Physicists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Yale University have synthesized borophene on copper substrates with large-area (ranging in size from 10 to 100 micrometers) single-crystal domains. Read More »

12.06.18From the Labs

Topping Off a Telescope with New Tools to Explore Dark EnergyExternal link

Key components for the sky-mapping Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), weighing about 12 tons, were hoisted atop the Mayall Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) near Tucson, Arizona, and bolted into place, marking a major project milestone. Read More »

12.03.18From the Labs

Researchers Demonstrate New Building Block in Quantum ComputingExternal link

Researchers with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a new level of control over photons encoded with quantum information. Their research was published in Optica.
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12.03.18From the Labs

Argonne Works to Preserve Birds, Aircraft and Cultural Heritage in South KoreaExternal link

Argonne ecologists are studying ways to protect endangered bird species and aircraft at the U.S. Air Force’s Kunsan Air Base in South Korea.
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11.29.18From the Labs

The Future of Fighting Cancer: Zapping Tumors in Less than a SecondExternal link

New accelerator-based technology being developed by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University aims to reduce the side effects of cancer radiation therapy by shrinking its duration from minutes to under a second.
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11.29.18From the Labs

FIONA Measures the Mass Number of 2 Superheavy Elements: Moscovium and NihoniumExternal link

A team led by nuclear physicists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has reported the first direct measurements of the mass numbers for the nuclei of two superheavy elements: moscovium, which is element 115, and nihonium, element 113.
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