Laboratory News

10.25.17From the Labs

Ames Laboratory, UConn Discover Superconductor with BounceExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has discovered extreme “bounce,” or super-elastic shape-memory properties in a material that could be applied for use as an actuator in the harshest of conditions, such as outer space, and might be the first in a whole new class of shape memory materials. Read More »

10.24.17From the Labs

Two ORNL-led Research Teams Receive $10.5 Million to Advance Quantum Computing for Scientific ApplicationsExternal link

DOE’s Office of Science has awarded two research teams, each headed by a member of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Quantum Information Science Group, more than $10 million over five years to both assess the feasibility of quantum architectures in addressing big science problems and to develop algorithms capable of harnessing the massive power predicted of quantum computing systems. Read More »

10.20.17From the Labs

Innovative Design Using Loops of Liquid Metal Can Improve Future Fusion Power PlantsExternal link

Researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have proposed an innovative design to improve the ability of future fusion power plants to generate safe, clean and abundant energy in a steady state, or constant, manner. Read More »

10.16.17From the Labs

PPPL Takes Detailed Look at 2-D Structure of Turbulence in TokamaksExternal link

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), scientists have assembled a large database of detailed measurements of the two dimensional (2-D) structure of edge plasma turbulence made visible by a diagnostic technique known as gas puff imaging. Read More »

10.16.17From the Labs

Injecting Electrons Jolts 2-D Structure Into New Atomic PatternExternal link

The same electrostatic charge that can make hair stand on end and attach balloons to clothing could be an efficient way to drive atomically thin electronic memory devices of the future, according to a new study led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Read More »

10.12.17From the Labs

Exploring the Exotic World of Quarks and Gluons at the Dawn of the ExascaleExternal link

A new research effort led by theorists at DOE’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is now preparing for the next big leap forward in their studies thanks to funding under the 2017 SciDAC Awards for Computational Nuclear Physics. Read More »

10.10.17From the Labs

PPPL and General Atomics Team Up to Make TRANSP Code Widely AvailableExternal link

Plasma transport analysis, the study of how plasma particles, heat and momentum drift across magnetic field lines, is a necessary first step for understanding how well fusion reactors are performing. Teams of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and General Atomics (GA) have joined forces to bring PPPL’s premier transport code, TRANSP, to beginning users and experts alike. Read More »

10.05.17From the Labs

SLAC Invention Could Lead to Novel Terahertz Light Sources That Help Us See the World with Different EyesExternal link

A new device could open new avenues for the generation of high-frequency radiation with applications in science, radar, communications, security and medical imaging. Read More »

10.04.17From the Labs

Surrounded by Potential: New Science in Converting BiomassExternal link

Ames Laboratory scientists are working to develop a method to deconstruct lignin in a way that is economically feasible and into stable, readily useful components. Read More »

10.03.17From the Labs

New Efficient Catalyst for Key Step in Artificial PhotosynthesisExternal link

Chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new catalyst that speeds up the rate of a key step in “artificial photosynthesis”—an effort to mimic how plants, algae, and some bacteria harness sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into energy-rich fuels. Read More »

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