Laboratory News

03.09.17From the Labs

Study: Soils Could Release Much More Carbon Than Expected as Climate WarmsExternal link

New research by scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are based on a field experiment that, for the first time, explored what happens to organic carbon trapped in soil when all soil layers are warmed, which in this case extend to a depth of 100 centimeters.
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03.09.17From the Labs

Small Nanoparticles Have Surprisingly Big Effects on Polymer NanocompositesExternal link

An ORNL-led team of material scientists, chemists, physicists, computational scientists, and theorists conducted experiments and computer simulations to improve the design of new composite polymers, by tuning the mechanical, chemical, electrical, optical and thermal properties of nanoparticles of composite materials for optimal use. Read More »

03.08.17From the Labs

ORNL Study Examines Tungsten in Extreme Environments to Improve Fusion MaterialsExternal link

A study led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory subjected tungsten to low energies, akin to normal operations of a fusion reactor and high energies emulating plasma disruptions, providing new knowledge needed to design robust fusion materials. Read More »

03.01.17From the Labs

Researchers Coax Particles to Form Vortices Using Magnetic FieldsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory created tiny swirling vortices out of magnetic particles, providing insight into the behavior that governs such systems—which opens up new opportunities for materials and devices with new properties. Read More »

02.27.17From the Labs

A Road Trip to Test a Magnetic Cloak at Argonne National LaboratoryExternal link

In December, five students from Stony Brook University in New York and their research professor, Nils Feege, loaded a prototype of a magnetic cloak into an SUV and set off for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, nearly 900 miles away. Read More »

02.23.17From the Labs

The Global Reach of DUNEExternal link

DUNE — the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment — is a multinational effort to address the biggest questions in neutrino physics, currently the largest particle physics project being undertaken anywhere in the world, and hosted in the United States by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »

02.13.17From the Labs

Next-Gen Dark Matter Detector in a Race to Finish LineExternal link

The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, which will be built nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, S.D., is considered one of the best bets yet to determine whether theorized dark matter particles known as WIMPs (weakly interacting massive particles) actually exist. Read More »

02.13.17From the Labs

New Study of Ferroelectrics Offers Roadmap to Multivalued Logic for Neuromorphic ComputingExternal link

A team of researchers from Argonne, the Lille University of Science and Technology and the University of Picardie Jules Verne have laid out a theoretical map to use ferroelectric material to process information using multivalued logic – a leap beyond the simple ones and zeroes that make up our current computing systems that could let us process information much more efficiently. Read More »

02.09.17From the Labs

Chemicals Hitch a Ride onto New Protein for Better CompoundsExternal link

Chemists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a powerful new method of selectively linking chemicals to proteins, a major advance in the manipulation of biomolecules that could transform the way drugs are developed, proteins are probed, and molecules are tracked and imaged. Read More »

02.01.17From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Breaks Ground on Integrative Genomics BuildingExternal link

The groundbreaking for the Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) on January 31, 2017, at the former site of a storied particle accelerator, celebrates the future colocation of two partnering scientific user community resources and launches construction of the first building in the long-term vision for a consolidated biosciences presence on Berkeley Lab’s main site. Read More »

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