Laboratory News

12.16.16From the Labs

Scientists Boost Catalytic Activity for Key Chemical Reaction in Fuel CellsExternal link

A multi-institution team of scientists used the transmission electron microscope at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials to characterize new platinum-based catalysts - catalysts designed with the least amount of platinum and the most stable operation over time – to improve fuel cell efficiency. Read More »

12.16.16From the Labs

Scientists develop a path toward improved high-energy acceleratorsExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), in collaboration with researchers in South Korea and Germany, have developed a theoretical framework for improving the stability and intensity of particle accelerator beams. Read More »

12.14.16From the Labs

Laser R&D Focuses on Next-Gen Particle ColliderExternal link

A set of new laser systems and proposed upgrades at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will propel long-term plans for a more compact and affordable ultrahigh-energy particle collider. Read More »

12.13.16From the Labs

Energy Cascades in Quasicrystals Trigger an Avalanche of DiscoveryExternal link

Scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory looked at quasicrystals – materials with geometrically organized, but never repeating atomic structures – and unexpectedly found redistribution of energy occurs as a chain reaction would in the forked branches of a lightning strike. Read More »

12.12.16From the Labs

Dark Energy Survey Discovers Potential New Dwarf PlanetExternal link

Dark Energy Survey (DES) scientists recently reported the discovery of a potential dwarf planet located 92 times farther from the sun than the Earth is, more than twice as distant as Pluto. The new dwarf planet was discovered using the Dark Energy Camera, a scientific instrument built at Fermilab to probe the mystery of dark energy. Read More »

12.09.16From the Labs

Magnetic Reconnection Research Sheds Light on Explosive Phenomena in Astrophysics and Fusion ExperimentsExternal link

Physicists Masaaki Yamada of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Ellen Zweibel of the University of Wisconsin-Madison have provided a major perspective on four key problems in magnetic reconnection that triggers explosive phenomena throughout the universe. Read More »

12.05.16From the Labs

New Study of Water-Saving Plants Advances Efforts to Develop Drought-Resistant CropsExternal link

As part of an effort to develop drought-resistant food and bioenergy crops, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered the genetic and metabolic mechanisms that allow certain plants to conserve water and thrive in semi-arid climates. Read More »

12.02.16From the Labs

PPPL and Max Planck Physicists Confirm the Precision of Magnetic Fields in the Most Advanced Stellarator in the WorldExternal link

Physicist Sam Lazerson of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has teamed with German scientists to confirm that the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion energy device called a stellarator in Greifswald, Germany, produces high-quality magnetic fields that are consistent with their complex design. Read More »

12.02.16From the Labs

Cooling Technique Helps Researchers “Target” a Major Component for a New ColliderExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have recently developed a new ultra-low-friction sliding contact mechanism that uses chilled water to remove heat from a key component of a next-generation collider. Read More »

12.01.16From the Labs

Where the Rains Come FromExternal link

Atmospheric scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found that more frequent, more intense and longer-lasting storms cause heavier spring rain in central US. Read More »

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