Laboratory News

10.18.18From the Labs

New Simulations Confirm Efficiency of Waste-removal Process in Plasma DeviceExternal link

Just as fire produces ash, the combining of light elements in fusion reactions can produce material that eventually interferes with those same reactions. Now, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found evidence suggesting that a process could remove the unwanted material and make the fusion processes more efficient within a type of fusion facility known as a field-reversed configuration (FRC) device. Read More »

10.18.18From the Labs

Fermilab Scientists to Look for Dark Matter Using Quantum TechnologyExternal link

Fermilab’s Aaron Chou is leading a multi-institutional consortium to apply the techniques of quantum metrology to the problem of detecting axion dark matter. Read More »

10.18.18From the Labs

Acrylic Tanks Provide Clear Window Into Dark Matter DetectionExternal link

Scientists have a new window into the search for dark matter – an acrylic vessel that features a grouping of 12-foot-tall transparent tanks with 1-inch-thick walls. Read More »

10.17.18From the Labs

Energy Secretary Perry Visits Ames LaboratoryExternal link

Energy Secretary Rick Perry made his first visit to the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory on Tuesday where he toured the facilities, met with Laboratory leadership and scientists, and thanked staff for their work in materials research. Read More »

10.17.18From the Labs

Missing Gamma-ray Blobs Shed New Light on Dark Matter, Cosmic MagnetismExternal link

Scientists, including researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, have compiled the most detailed catalog of extended gamma-ray sources using eight years of data collected with the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on NASA’s Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope. Read More »

10.17.18From the Labs

Any Way the Wind BlowsExternal link

Forecasting the wind for tomorrow is a daily challenge to wind farm operators in places like the Columbia River Gorge in the Pacific Northwest. To more accurately predict wind in complex terrain, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory partnered in a project called Wind Forecast Improvement Project II (WFIP 2). Read More »

10.15.18From the Labs

How Drought and Other Extremes Impact Water PollutionExternal link

Q&A with Berkeley Lab hydrological science expert Bhavna Arora, who explains how unseasonably warm weather and drought can affect water quality. Read More »

10.09.18From the Labs

Making a Movie of Nanocrystals' Structural EvolutionExternal link

Combined ultrafast snapshots suggest that the crystal symmetry of copper sulfide nanocrystals changes due to interactions between electrons and atoms vibrating in the crystal lattice—an understanding of which could help scientists optimize the functionality of superconductors, magnetic materials, and other strongly correlated systems. Read More »

10.04.18From the Labs

"Choosy" Electronic Correlations Dominate Metallic State of Iron SuperconductorExternal link

Two families of high-temperature superconductors (HTS)—materials that can conduct electricity without energy loss at unusually high (but still quite cold) temperatures—may be more closely related than scientists originally thought. Read More »

10.04.18From the Labs

Quantum LeapExternal link

As part of the DOE Office of Science Quantum Information Science-Enabled Discovery (QuantISED) program, a consortium of three institutions under the leadership of Fermilab scientist Alexander Romanenko has been awarded $3.9 million over two years to further SRF technology for quantum science, potentially boosting the processing speed and storage capacity of quantum devices, including quantum computers and sensors. Read More »

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