Laboratory News

02.16.18From the Labs

Bringing a Hidden Superconducting State to LightExternal link

High-power light reveals the existence of superconductivity associated with charge "stripes" in the copper-oxygen planes of a layered material above the temperature at which it begins to transmit electricity without resistance. Read More »

02.15.18From the Labs

Smooth Sailing: PPPL Develops an Integrated Approach to Understand How to Better Control Instabilities in an International Fusion DeviceExternal link

Simulations on Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory computers show an approach for controlling instabilities in tokamaks that for the first time simultaneously simulates the plasma, the magnetic islands, and the feedback control from the waves that provide so-called electron cyclotron heating and current drive. Read More »

02.14.18From the Labs

Captured Electrons Excite Nuclei to Higher Energy StatesExternal link

Argonne scientists and collaborators used the Gammasphere, a powerful gamma ray spectrometer, to help create the right conditions to cause and spot a long-theorized effect called nuclear excitation by electron capture. Read More »

02.07.18From the Labs

For Clouds and Aerosols, a Renewed Three-year Look at Small-scale ProcessesExternal link

Modelers and experimentalists from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are collaborating in a three-year science focus area to improve weather and climate models by better understanding the evolution of light-absorbing aerosol particles, and how they interact with incoming solar radiation. Read More »

02.07.18From the Labs

Fermilab's Muon g-2 Experiment Officially Starts UpExternal link

The Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab, which has been six years in the making, is officially up and running after reaching its final construction milestone. The U.S. Department of Energy on Jan. 16 granted the last of five approval stages to the project, Critical Decision 4 (CD-4), formally allowing its transition into operations. Read More »

02.06.18From the Labs

Lithium — It’s Not Just For Batteries: The Powdered Metal Can Reduce Instabilities in Fusion PlasmasExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and collaborators on China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) found that lithium powder can eliminate instabilities known as edge-localized modes (ELMs) when used to coat a tungsten plasma-facing component called the “divertor” — the unit that exhausts waste heat and particles from plasma that fuels fusion reactions. Read More »

02.06.18From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Researchers Contribute to Making Blockchains Even More RobustExternal link

Blockchain—a technology used for verifying and recording digital transactions—blasted into public consciousness with the rise of Bitcoin. But this tool could also transform the way governments, global industries and even science research operate. Read More »

02.02.18From the Labs

Scientists Discover ‘Chiral Phonons’ – Atomic Rotations in a 2-D Semiconductor CrystalExternal link

A research team from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found the first evidence that a shaking motion in the structure of an atomically thin (2-D) material possesses a naturally occurring circular rotation. Read More »

02.01.18From the Labs

Applying Machine Learning to the Universe's MysteriesExternal link

Physicists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and their collaborators have demonstrated that computers are ready to tackle the universe’s greatest mysteries. The team fed thousands of images from simulated high-energy particle collisions to train computer networks to identify important features. Read More »

01.22.18From the Labs

DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar Visits Berkeley LabExternal link

Paul Dabbar’s visit on Jan. 18 focused on the Lab’s user facilities and industry engagement programs. He toured the Integrative Genomics Building construction site, JBEI, NERSC, the Molecular Foundry, and the Advanced Light Source, and heard presentations on the proposed science to be conducted at the Lab’s Biocampus site, and high-performance computing. Read More »

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