Laboratory News

01.30.17From the Labs

PPPL Scientist Uncovers Physics Behind Plasma-Etching ProcessExternal link

Physicist Igor Kaganovich at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and collaborators have uncovered some of the physics that make possible the etching of silicon computer chips, which power cell phones, computers, and a huge range of electronic devices. Read More »

01.27.17From the Labs

Solid-State Processing: New Paths to New MaterialsExternal link

Scientists at Ames Laboratory and the Iowa State University are creating materials by solid-state processing because it offers advantages: costs less than other methods, doesn’t require solvents, often can be done without heat, and uses relatively low energy inputs. Read More »

01.26.17From the Labs

Fermilab Achieves Milestone Beam Power for Neutrino ExperimentsExternal link

Thanks to recent upgrades to the Main Injector, Fermilab’s flagship accelerator, Fermilab scientists have produced 700-kilowatt proton beams for the lab’s experiments. Read More »

01.25.17From the Labs

PPPL Physicist Uncovers Clues to Mechanism Behind Magnetic ReconnectionExternal link

Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has published a paper showing that magnetic reconnection — the process in which magnetic field lines snap together and release energy — can be triggered by motion in nearby magnetic fields. Read More »

01.17.17From the Labs

Largest Populus SNP Dataset Holds Promise for Biofuels, Materials, and MetabolitesExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have released the largest-ever single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) dataset of genetic variations in poplar trees, information useful to plant scientists as well as researchers in the fields of biofuels, materials science, and secondary plant metabolism. Read More »

01.10.17From the Labs

New Director Named to Lead U.S. Department of Energy’s Jefferson LabExternal link

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC announce that Stuart Henderson will become the new Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia. Read More »

01.09.17From the Labs

PPPL Physicists Make First-Ever Direct Observation of Collisional Plasmoid Instability During Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory SettingExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have for the first time directly observed a phenomenon that had previously only been hypothesized to exist. The phenomenon, plasmoid instabilities that occur during collisional magnetic reconnection, had until this year only been observed indirectly using remote-sensing technology. Read More »

01.05.17From the Labs

Increasing Rainfall in a Warmer World Will Likely Intensify Typhoons in the Western PacificExternal link

An analysis of the strongest tropical storms, known as super typhoons, in the western Pacific over the last half-century reveals that they are intensifying. Read More »

12.22.16From the Labs

Biology and Neutrons Collide to Unlock Secrets of Fish Ear BonesExternal link

In a unique pairing of biology and neutron science, researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have gained new insights into aquatic biochemistry using the otoliths of the lake sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens. Read More »

12.21.16From the Labs

Filling in the Nuclear Data GapsExternal link

Lee Bernstein will lead the renewed Nuclear Data Group to solve common problems for a broad group of stakeholders in the nuclear energy, security, and medical fields at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Read More »

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