Laboratory News

05.31.18From the Labs

ORNL Ramps Up Production of Key Radioisotope for Cancer-fighting DrugExternal link

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is now producing actinium-227 (Ac-227) to meet projected demand for a highly effective cancer drug through a 10-year contract between the U.S. DOE Isotope Program and Bayer. Read More »

05.31.18From the Labs

Scientists Improve Ability to Measure Electrical Properties of PlasmaExternal link

Recent research by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory indicates a way to more accurately measure the electrical charge that surrounds any solid surface immersed within a plasma. Read More »

05.22.18From the Labs

Diamond ‘Spin-Off’ Tech Could Lead to Low-Cost Medical Imaging and Drug Discovery ToolsExternal link

An international team led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley discovered how to exploit defects in nanoscale and microscale diamonds to strongly enhance the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) systems while eliminating the need for their costly and bulky superconducting magnets. Read More »

05.22.18From the Labs

U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Visits Jefferson Lab, Keynotes Biennial Open House Preview and Technology EventExternal link

In a visit to Jefferson Lab on Thursday, May 17, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes met with laboratory representatives and researchers and got an exclusive preview to Saturday’s biennal open house event. Read More »

05.22.18From the Labs

Five (More) Fascinating Facts About DUNEExternal link

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, designed to solve mysteries about tiny particles called neutrinos, is growing by the day. More than 1000 scientists from over 30 countries are now collaborating on the project. Construction of prototype detectors is well underway. Read More »

05.21.18From the Labs

The Incredible Shrinking DataExternal link

At Argonne National Laboratory’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Tom Peterka is developing a multivariate functional approximation tool that reduces a mass of data at the expense of just a bit of accuracy. He’s designing his new method with the flexibility to operate on a variety of supercomputer architectures, including DOE’s next-generation exascale machines. Read More »

05.18.18From the Labs

Delegation from the House Science Committee visits FermilabExternal link

On May 12, a delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology visited the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, touring R&D facilities and discussing the laboratory’s flagship neutrino research program. Read More »

05.17.18From the Labs

Quarks Feel the Pressure in the ProtonExternal link

Inside every proton in every atom in the universe is a pressure cooker environment that surpasses the atom-crushing heart of a neutron star. That’s according to the first measurement of a mechanical property of subatomic particles, the pressure distribution inside the proton, which was carried out by scientists at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Read More »

05.16.18From the Labs

Steven Cowley Named Director of DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics LaboratoryExternal link

Steven Cowley, a theoretical physicist and international authority on fusion energy, has been named director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), effective July 1. Read More »

05.15.18From the Labs

Made in the USA: Department of Energy Labs Help Advance Technology to Ensure Supply of Key Medical IsotopesExternal link

In February 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first Mo-99 that is domestically produced without the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU). Wisconsin-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes will produce Mo-99 in Missouri using a neutron-capture process that does not rely on the use of any uranium, but rather, stable molybdenum target material. Until recently, foreign vendors supplied 100 percent of the parent isotope, which was mostly produced using HEU. Read More »

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