Laboratory News

05.23.17From the Labs

Sleuths Use Bubbles to Look for WIMPsExternal link

The multi-institution PICO search for WIMPs - weakly interacting massive particles, a hypothesized type of dark matter particle - relies on a simple phenomenon and a fairly low-key detector: bubbles and a bubble chamber.
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05.19.17From the Labs

Physicists discover that lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performanceExternal link

A team of physicists at DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has found lithium compounds improve plasma performance in fusion devices just as well as pure lithium.
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05.17.17From the Labs

Special Issue of Journal of Physical Chemistry Dedicated to Ames Laboratory Scientist Mark GordonExternal link

Mark Gordon, senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, marked his 75th birthday in January, 2017, and in honor of his many scientific accomplishments and personal interactions throughout his career, the Journal of Physical Chemistry dedicated the April 13, 2017, issue of its publication to him.
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05.12.17From the Labs

Alexandru Dumitrache: Tangible Results with MetabolomicsExternal link

Alexandru “Alex” Dumitrache works as a microbial physiologist in the Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and focuses on exploring organisms essential to the production of biofuels and industrial chemicals. Read More »

05.11.17From the Labs

Fermi Satellite Observes Billionth Gamma Ray with LAT InstrumentExternal link

On April 12, one of the NASA Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope’s instruments – the Large Area Telescope which was conceived of and assembled at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory – detected its billionth extraterrestrial gamma ray. Read More »

05.11.17From the Labs

New Model of Plasma Stability Could Help Researchers Predict and Avoid Disruptions in Fusion MachinesExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have helped develop a new computer model of plasma stability in doughnut-shaped fusion machines known as tokamaks. Read More »

05.11.17From the Labs

Scientists Help Thin-Film Ferroelectrics Go ExtremeExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers create polarization gradient, boost temperature span of ubiquitous material. Read More »

05.03.17From the Labs

FIONA to Take on the Periodic Table’s HeavyweightsExternal link

A new tool at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will be taking on some of the periodic table’s latest heavyweight champions to see how their masses measure up to predictions. Read More »

05.03.17From the Labs

Origin of Milky Way’s Hypothetical Dark Matter Signal May Not Be So DarkExternal link

Galaxy’s excessive gamma-ray glow likely comes from pulsars, the remains of collapsed ancient stars according to a new analysis by an international team of astrophysicists, including researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »

05.02.17From the Labs

Mountain Clouds: From Rain Makers to Snow MakersExternal link

Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Colorado State University found that mountainous, water-ice (a.k.a. mixed-phase) clouds have a dual response when injected with numerous tiny pollution particles. Read More »

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