Laboratory News

07.20.18From the Labs

Putting Bacteria to WorkExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago are finding new computational ways to describe bacterial cognition, a concept that emerged in the 1940s. These methods enable scientists to quantitatively measure how bacteria collect information, store that information and use it to interact with their environments. Read More »

07.20.18From the Labs

Daniel Bowring Receives $2.5 Million from DOE to Search for Axions with Quantum SensorsExternal link

Fermilab scientist Daniel Bowring has been selected by the Department of Energy for a 2018 Early Career Research Award to build a detector to find the hypothesized axion, a subatomic particle whose discovery could explain - at least in part - the nature of dark matter. Read More »

07.18.18From the Labs

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

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. Read More »

07.17.18From the Labs

Structural AnalysisExternal link

Berkeley researcher calculates molecules’ electronic structures, hoping to hasten development of new materials, designer drugs and other applications. Read More »

07.13.18From the Labs

Beams Off, Hardhats OnExternal link

This year’s annual accelerator shutdown at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is maintenance-driven: to finish the second half of an upgrade to the linear accelerator, change out a target, add components to improve beamline diagnostics, modify vacuum systems and replace and repair magnets. Read More »

07.12.18From the Labs

Summer Students at Brookhaven Lab: They're Here—and More Are Coming!External link

Approximately 250 students and professors from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs at universities in 33 U.S. states arrived at Brookhaven Lab on June 4. Hosted by the Lab's Office of Educational Programs, the participants are now with mentors "in the field"—some in labs and offices, others literally in fields on site, studying tick populations, small mammals, box turtles, pollinators, and their habitats. Read More »

07.11.18From the Labs

PPPL Diagnostic is Key to World Record of German Fusion ExperimentExternal link

When Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion facility set a world record for stellarators recently, a finely tuned instrument built and delivered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) proved the achievement. The record strongly suggests that the design of the stellarator can be developed to capture on Earth the fusion that drives the sun and stars, creating “a star in a jar” to generate a virtually unlimited supply of electric energy. Read More »

07.10.18From the Labs

Fermilab Booster Delivers Record-intensity Beams for Neutrino and Muon ExperimentsExternal link

Over the last year, the Booster accelerator has been hitting record highs in beam delivery, meeting or exceeding the increased needs of all of the lab’s beam-based experiments. Read More »

07.06.18From the Labs

SLAC’s Ultra-High-Speed ‘Electron Camera’ Catches Molecules at a CrossroadsExternal link

An extremely fast “electron camera” at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has produced the most detailed atomic movie of the decisive point where molecules hit by light can either stay intact or break apart. The results could lead to a better understanding of how molecules respond to light in processes that are crucial for life, like photosynthesis and vision, or that are potentially harmful, such as DNA damage from ultraviolet light. Read More »

07.03.18From the Labs

10 Questions for Steven Cowley, New Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics LaboratoryExternal link

Steven Cowley, a theoretical physicist and international authority on fusion energy, became the seventh Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) on July 1 and will be Princeton professor of astrophysical sciences on September 1. Read More »

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