Laboratory News

09.12.16From the Labs

PPPL Researchers Successfully Test New Device that Analyzes the Surfaces of Tokamak Components within a VacuumExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have successfully tested a new device that will lead to a better understanding of the interactions between ultrahot plasma contained within fusion facilities and the materials inside those facilities. Read More »

09.06.16From the Labs

New Perovskite Research Discoveries May Lead to Solar Cell and LED AdvancesExternal link

Lead-halide perovskites have become one of the most promising semiconductors for solar cells due to their low cost, easier processability, and high power conversion efficiencies. Scientists at the Ames Laboratory found that there can be significant impurities or “dopants” permeating the material, which could significantly affect the material’s chemistry, moisture stability, and transport properties - depending on how the material is made. Read More »

09.02.16From the Labs

Blowing Bubbles to Catch Carbon DioxideExternal link

Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico (UNM) have created a powerful new way to capture carbon dioxide from coal- and gas-fired electricity plants with a bubble-like membrane that harnesses the power of nature to reduce CO2 emissions efficiently. Read More »

09.01.16From the Labs

NREL Discovery Creates Future Opportunity in Quantum ComputingExternal link

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended usage of the hybrid organic-inorganic material. Read More »

08.29.16From the Labs

Major Next Steps for Fusion Energy Based on the Spherical Tokamak DesignExternal link

Physicists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab and the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy are considering the design and materials for the next step in fusion reactions research – a device called a Fusion Nuclear Science Facility that could become a pilot plant and serve as a forerunner for a commercial fusion reactor. Read More »

08.24.16From the Labs

Neutrino Experiments Utilize ORNL Experts, Equipment to Explore the UnknownExternal link

Three large neutrino experiments – PROSPECT and COHERENT, both based at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, and the Majorana Collaboration based at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota – are gearing up with researchers from many institutions to advance our understanding of neutrino physics. Read More »

08.22.16From the Labs

How to Keep the Superhot Plasma Inside Tokamaks from ChirpingExternal link

Using computer simulations at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, researchers discovered conditions that explains the phenomenon of chirping – a wave in plasma that breaks from a single note into rapidly changing notes - and may help to optimize the design of fusion energy plants in the future. Read More »

08.18.16From the Labs

Stony Brook University's Samema Sarowar Awarded Renate W. Chasman ScholarshipExternal link

Samema Sarowar, a biosciences student at Stony Brook University (SBU), has been awarded the 2016 Renate W. Chasman scholarship. Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS), a not-for-profit organization at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, offers the scholarship to qualified candidates to encourage women to pursue careers in science, engineering, or mathematics. Read More »

08.17.16From the Labs

Scientists Uncover the Origin of High-Temperature Superconductivity in Copper-Oxide CompoundExternal link

Analysis of thousands of samples reveals that the compound becomes superconducting at an unusually high temperature because local electron pairs form a "superfluid" that flows without resistance. Read More »

08.15.16From the Labs

SLAC, Stanford Gadget Grabs More Solar Energy to Disinfect Water FasterExternal link

Plopped into water, a tiny device triggers the formation of chemicals that kill microbes in minutes. Read More »

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