Laboratory News

03.27.17From the Labs

WSU Grad Students and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – A Winning CombinationExternal link

Twelve doctoral candidates have been selected to participate in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – Washington State University Distinguished Graduate Research Program that will put them to work in the lab to gain valuable and relevant research experience. Read More »

03.20.17From the Labs

New Feedback System Could Allow Greater Control Over Fusion PlasmaExternal link

Physicist Imène Goumiri has created a new system that will let scientists control the energy and rotation of plasma in real time in a doughnut-shaped machine known as a tokamak. Read More »

03.17.17From the Labs

Study IDs Link Between Sugar Signaling and Regulation of Oil Production in PlantsExternal link

By exploring the details of this delicate energy balance, a group of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has identified a previously unknown link between a protein that maintains plant sugar balance and one that turns on oil production. Read More »

03.16.17From the Labs

The Power of One: Single Crystals Provide ClarityExternal link

To best understand a new material’s properties, researchers want to remove as many variables as possible. Ames Laboratory scientists employ a number of techniques to grow a pristine sample – a single crystal – for examination and experimentation. Read More »

03.10.17From the Labs

Discovery in New Material Raises Questions About Theoretical Models of SuperconductivityExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has successfully created the first pure, single-crystal sample of a new iron arsenide superconductor, CaKFe4As4, and studies of this material have called into question some long-standing theoretical models of superconductivity. Read More »

03.10.17From the Labs

FRED Database Gathers Root Traits to Advance Understanding of Belowground Plant EcologyExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) scientists have released a new global, centralized database of plant root traits, or identifying characteristics, that can advance our understanding of how the hidden structure of plants belowground may interact with and relate to life aboveground. Read More »

03.09.17From the Labs

Study: Soils Could Release Much More Carbon Than Expected as Climate WarmsExternal link

New research by scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are based on a field experiment that, for the first time, explored what happens to organic carbon trapped in soil when all soil layers are warmed, which in this case extend to a depth of 100 centimeters.
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03.09.17From the Labs

Small Nanoparticles Have Surprisingly Big Effects on Polymer NanocompositesExternal link

An ORNL-led team of material scientists, chemists, physicists, computational scientists, and theorists conducted experiments and computer simulations to improve the design of new composite polymers, by tuning the mechanical, chemical, electrical, optical and thermal properties of nanoparticles of composite materials for optimal use. Read More »

03.08.17From the Labs

ORNL Study Examines Tungsten in Extreme Environments to Improve Fusion MaterialsExternal link

A study led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory subjected tungsten to low energies, akin to normal operations of a fusion reactor and high energies emulating plasma disruptions, providing new knowledge needed to design robust fusion materials. Read More »

03.01.17From the Labs

Researchers Coax Particles to Form Vortices Using Magnetic FieldsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory created tiny swirling vortices out of magnetic particles, providing insight into the behavior that governs such systems—which opens up new opportunities for materials and devices with new properties. Read More »

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