Laboratory News

03.07.18From the Labs

Big Steps Toward Control of Production of Tiny Building BlocksExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed the diagnostic tools that are being used to advance an improved and integrated understanding of plasma-based synthesis — a widely used but poorly understood tool for creating nanostructures. Read More »

03.02.18From the Labs

Assessing the Impact of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico’s ForestsExternal link

Building on methods they used to assess the impact of hurricanes such as Katrina, Gustav, and Rita on forests and tree mortality, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have produced a rapid mapping of the disturbance intensity across Puerto Rico’s forests with the help of Google Earth Engine. Read More »

03.02.18From the Labs

The Nucleus: Coming Soon in 3D!External link

Physicists at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility are working toward getting their first CT scans of the inner workings of the nucleus. A measurement of quarks in helium nuclei demonstrates that 3D imaging of the inner structure of the nucleus is now possible. Read More »

02.23.18From the Labs

Seeing the Future of New Energy MaterialsExternal link

Ames Laboratory is pairing newly developed techniques in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy with a technique called ultrafast magic-angle spinning, which relies on spinning the sample at extremely high frequencies (> 6 million RPM), to improve NMR experiments leading to new insights in new materials, energy conversion and storage. Read More »

02.22.18From the Labs

Seasonal Patterns in the Amazon ExplainedExternal link

Environmental scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have led an international collaboration to improve satellite observations of tropical forests. Read More »

02.22.18From the Labs

In a First, Tiny Diamond Anvils Trigger Chemical Reactions by SqueezingExternal link

Experiments with 'molecular anvils' mark an important advance for mechanochemistry, which has the potential to make chemistry greener and more precise. Read More »

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 »

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