Laboratory News

02.07.18From the Labs

Fermilab's Muon g-2 Experiment Officially Starts UpExternal link

The Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab, which has been six years in the making, is officially up and running after reaching its final construction milestone. The U.S. Department of Energy on Jan. 16 granted the last of five approval stages to the project, Critical Decision 4 (CD-4), formally allowing its transition into operations. Read More »

02.06.18From the Labs

Lithium — It’s Not Just For Batteries: The Powdered Metal Can Reduce Instabilities in Fusion PlasmasExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and collaborators on China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) found that lithium powder can eliminate instabilities known as edge-localized modes (ELMs) when used to coat a tungsten plasma-facing component called the “divertor” — the unit that exhausts waste heat and particles from plasma that fuels fusion reactions. Read More »

02.06.18From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Researchers Contribute to Making Blockchains Even More RobustExternal link

Blockchain—a technology used for verifying and recording digital transactions—blasted into public consciousness with the rise of Bitcoin. But this tool could also transform the way governments, global industries and even science research operate. Read More »

02.02.18From the Labs

Scientists Discover ‘Chiral Phonons’ – Atomic Rotations in a 2-D Semiconductor CrystalExternal link

A research team from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found the first evidence that a shaking motion in the structure of an atomically thin (2-D) material possesses a naturally occurring circular rotation. Read More »

02.01.18From the Labs

Applying Machine Learning to the Universe's MysteriesExternal link

Physicists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and their collaborators have demonstrated that computers are ready to tackle the universe’s greatest mysteries. The team fed thousands of images from simulated high-energy particle collisions to train computer networks to identify important features. Read More »

02.01.18From the Labs

Sterile neutrino sleuthsExternal link

The Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) Program at the US Department of Energy’s Fermilab is hunting for signs of a possible fourth type of neutrino with three vast detectors. Read More »

01.22.18From the Labs

DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar Visits Berkeley LabExternal link

Paul Dabbar’s visit on Jan. 18 focused on the Lab’s user facilities and industry engagement programs. He toured the Integrative Genomics Building construction site, JBEI, NERSC, the Molecular Foundry, and the Advanced Light Source, and heard presentations on the proposed science to be conducted at the Lab’s Biocampus site, and high-performance computing. Read More »

01.19.18From the Labs

DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar Visits SLACExternal link

Paul Dabbar, the Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science, visited SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Jan. 17 for a day of tours and discussions on how the lab is driving scientific innovation. His visit included meetings with SLAC and Stanford leadership, as well as researchers and scientists involved in the lab’s X-ray science, particle physics and astrophysics, technology innovation and applied energy programs. Read More »

01.18.18From the Labs

Let the Good Tubes RollExternal link

Inspired by biology, a PNNL-led team of scientists has created new tiny tubes that could help with water purification and tissue engineering studies. Read More »

01.12.18From the Labs

DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar Visits Jefferson LabExternal link

On Jan. 11, Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar visited Jefferson Lab. While at the lab, he met several members of the lab’s senior leadership team, as well as members of the lab’s User Community and DOE Thomas Jefferson Site Office staff, and a number of the lab’s young scientists. Read More »

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