Laboratory News

12.19.17From the Labs

Theorists Propose Conditions Needed to Search for New Form of MatterExternal link

Theoretical description supported by mathematical calculations provides a roadmap that could lead to discovery of a 'chiral spin liquid.' Read More »

12.19.17From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Researchers ID Plant ‘Sunscreen’ ProteinExternal link

Researchers are working to understand – and manipulate – plant photoprotection mechanisms, such as a process called NPQ, or nonphotochemical quenching, which helps dissipate excess light energy inside chloroplasts. Read More »

12.15.17From the Labs

New Catalyst Meets Challenge of Cleaning Exhaust from Modern EnginesExternal link

As cars become more fuel-efficient, less heat is wasted in the exhaust, which makes it harder to clean up the pollutants that are emitted. But researchers have recently created a catalyst capable of reducing pollutants at the lower temperatures expected in advanced engines. Read More »

12.08.17From the Labs

Superior Hydrogen Catalyst Just Grows That WayExternal link

Research led by Sandia National Laboratories and the University of California, Merced aimed at bringing down the cost of hydrogen fuel cells used a dirt-cheap compound to create an uneven surface that resembles a plant’s leaves. Read More »

12.07.17From the Labs

FAST Electron Beam Achieves Milestone Energy for Future Accelerator R&DExternal link

The linear accelerator at the Fermilab Accelerator Science and Technology facility recently ramped up a beam of electrons to 300 MeV, surpassing the threshold needed to launch a new accelerator physics program at Fermilab. Read More »

12.05.17From the Labs

Welcome Back, GRETINAExternal link

GRETINA, a world-class gamma ray spectrometer scientists are installing at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, will soon be contributing to our knowledge of the physics of unusual atomic nuclei. Read More »

12.04.17From the Labs

Live Via Satellite: A Global Perspective on Plant HealthExternal link

With the help of an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researcher who has been studying photosynthesis at canopy height, scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other institutions have discovered a way to observe the process on a global scale, with implications for research in areas such as crop yield, drought response, and carbon cycle modeling. Read More »

11.30.17From the Labs

Blowing in the Stellar Wind: Scientists Reduce the Chances of Life on Exoplanets in So-called Habitable ZonesExternal link

Researchers led by space physicist Chuanfei Dong of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University have recently raised doubts about water on — and thus potential habitability of — frequently cited exoplanets that orbit red dwarfs, the most common stars in the Milky Way. Read More »

11.29.17From the Labs

Addition of Tin Boosts Nanoparticle’s PhotoluminescenceExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed germanium nanoparticles with improved photoluminescence, making them potentially better materials for solar cells and imaging probes. Read More »

11.22.17From the Labs

PPPL Scientists Deliver New High-Resolution Diagnostic to National Laser FacilityExternal link

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have built and delivered a high-resolution X-ray spectrometer for the largest and most powerful laser facility in the world. Read More »

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