Laboratory News

11.30.16From the Labs

'Tennessine' Acknowledges State Institutions' Roles in Element's DiscoveryExternal link

The recently discovered element 117 has been officially named "tennessine" in recognition of Tennessee’s contributions to its discovery, including the efforts of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its Tennessee collaborators at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. Read More »

11.29.16From the Labs

Ultrafast Imaging Reveals Existence of 'Polarons'External link

A team led by physicist Yimei Zhu at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has produced definitive evidence that the movement of electrons has a direct effect on atomic arrangements, driving deformations in a material's 3D crystalline lattice in ways that can drastically alter the flow of current. Read More »

11.29.16From the Labs

Research Planned for Unique Spinning Nuclei Nets PrizeExternal link

Elena Long, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of New Hampshire, has been awarded the 2016 Jefferson Science Associates Postdoctoral Research Prize of $10,000 for her plans to build and test a new kind of target that will allow scientists to explore the physics of spinning nuclei. Read More »

11.28.16From the Labs

Genes and Early Environment Sculpt the Gut MicrobiomeExternal link

Findings by a team of scientists from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) represent an attempt to untangle the forces that shape the gut microbiome, which plays an important role in keeping us healthy. Read More »

11.23.16From the Labs

PPPL and Princeton Researchers Propose an Explanation for the Mysterious Onset of a Universal ProcessExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University have proposed a groundbreaking solution to a mystery that has puzzled physicists for decades. Read More »

11.23.16From the Labs

Ames Laboratory Scientists Create New Compound, First Intermetallic Double Salt With PlatinumExternal link

Materials researchers Anja-Verena Mudring and Volodymyr Smetana were the first to create and accurately characterize the compound. Read More »

11.22.16From the Labs

New Tabletop Technique Probes Outermost Electrons of Atoms Deep Inside SolidsExternal link

Scientists at the Stanford PULSE Institute have invented a new way to probe the valence electrons of atoms deep inside a crystalline solid, using laser light to excite, steer, and bounce the valence electrons off other atoms, giving clues to the material’s atomic structure and function. Read More »

11.21.16From the Labs

A New Understanding of Metastability Clears Path for Next-Generation MaterialsExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have published a new study that, for the first time, explicitly quantifies the thermodynamic scale of metastability for almost 30,000 known materials. Read More »

11.17.16From the Labs

Ultraprecise Measurements in XXLExternal link

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, called DESI, has an ambitious goal: to scan more than 35 million galaxies in the night sky to track the expansion of our universe and the growth of its large-scale structure over the last 10 billion years. Using DESI — a project led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory — scientists hope to create a 3-D map of a third of the night sky that is more accurate and precise than any other. Read More »

11.16.16From the Labs

Brookhaven Lab to Lead Software Development Project and Partner on Data Co-Design Center for DOE's Exascale Computing ProjectExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) just awarded $34 million in first-year funding to 35 software development proposals and $12 million to four co-design center proposals. Read More »

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