Laboratory News

08.21.17From the Labs

PPPL Delivers New Key Components to Help Power a Fusion Energy ExperimentExternal link

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), engineers recently designed and delivered a set of innovative new components for the neutral beam injectors that heat plasma in the DIII-D National Fusion Facility, the tokamak that General Atomics operates for DOE in San Diego. Read More »

08.17.17From the Labs

Young Minds Take the Stage at ArgonneExternal link

Argonne’s Learning on the Lawn celebration capped 10 weeks of intense discoveries and experimentation for 90 students, led by luminaries from across the laboratory – from nuclear engineers to biologists to experts in exascale computing, systems that will be 50+ times quicker than today’s supercomputers. Read More »

08.15.17From the Labs

Dark Matter Hunt with LUX-ZEPLINExternal link

SLAC is helping to build and test the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) detector, one of the biggest and most sensitive detectors ever designed to catch hypothetical dark matter particles known as weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). Read More »

08.15.17From the Labs

ATLAS Sees First Direct Evidence of Light-by-Light Scattering at High EnergyExternal link

Physicists from the ATLAS experiment at CERN have found the first direct evidence of high energy light-by-light scattering, a very rare process in which two photons – particles of light – interact and change direction. Read More »

08.14.17From the Labs

Simulation Demonstrates How Exposure to Plasma Makes Carbon Nanotubes GrowExternal link

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), research performed with collaborators from Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook has shown how plasma causes exceptionally strong, microscopic structures known as carbon nanotubes to grow. Read More »

08.10.17From the Labs

Updated Computer Code Improves Prediction of Energetic Particle Motion in Plasma ExperimentsExternal link

The computer code, developed by physicist Mario Podestà at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), is used by physicists around the world to analyze and predict tokamak experiments can now approximate the behavior of highly energetic atomic nuclei, or ions, in fusion plasmas more accurately than ever. Read More »

08.09.17From the Labs

Former SULI Student Wins Fulbright Award for Research on W7-XExternal link

Alexandra LeViness, a former Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) student who will join Princeton University’s graduate program in plasma physics in 2018, has won a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to do research at the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Germany. Read More »

08.07.17From the Labs

MicroBooNE Produces Clearest Images of Neutrino Interactions YetExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory contributed to the design of a U.S.-based international collaboration studying “ghost-like” fundamental particles called neutrinos at an experiment known as MicroBooNE which has produced the clearest images of neutrino interactions yet. Read More »

08.04.17From the Labs

Dark Energy Survey Reveals Most Accurate Measurement of Dark Matter Structure in the UniverseExternal link

New result rivals precision of cosmic microwave background measurements, supports view that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos. Read More »

08.01.17From the Labs

Lights! Action! Photo-Activated Catalyst Grabs CO2 to Make Ingredients for FuelExternal link

An international research team led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have developed a light-activated material that can chemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide without generating unwanted byproducts.

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