Laboratory News

06.02.17From the Labs

Muon magnet’s moment has arrivedExternal link

The Muon g-2 experiment, located at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, has begun its search for phantom particles with its world-famous and well-traveled electromagnet.
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06.02.17From the Labs

Scientists Design Molecular System for Artificial PhotosynthesisExternal link

Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a system to mimic key functions of the photosynthetic center in green plants to convert solar energy into chemical energy.
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06.01.17From the Labs

Ames Laboratory Scientists Are Able to "See" Light-to-Energy Transfer in New Solar Cell MaterialsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are now able to capture the moment less than one trillionth of a second a particle of light hits a solar cell and becomes energy, and describe the physics of the charge carrier and atom movement for the first time.
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05.31.17From the Labs

Newly Identified Microbial Process Could Reduce Toxic Methylmercury LevelsExternal link

A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has identified a novel microbial process that can break down toxic methylmercury in the environment, a discovery that could potentially reduce mercury toxicity levels and support health and risk assessments.
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05.26.17From the Labs

Argonne Scientists Make Vanadium Into a Useful Catalyst for HydrogenationExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have transformed a common metal into a useful catalyst for a wide class of reactions, a role formerly reserved for expensive precious metals.
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05.23.17From the Labs

Sleuths Use Bubbles to Look for WIMPsExternal link

The multi-institution PICO search for WIMPs - weakly interacting massive particles, a hypothesized type of dark matter particle - relies on a simple phenomenon and a fairly low-key detector: bubbles and a bubble chamber.
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05.19.17From the Labs

Physicists discover that lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performanceExternal link

A team of physicists at DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has found lithium compounds improve plasma performance in fusion devices just as well as pure lithium.
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05.17.17From the Labs

Special Issue of Journal of Physical Chemistry Dedicated to Ames Laboratory Scientist Mark GordonExternal link

Mark Gordon, senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, marked his 75th birthday in January, 2017, and in honor of his many scientific accomplishments and personal interactions throughout his career, the Journal of Physical Chemistry dedicated the April 13, 2017, issue of its publication to him.
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05.12.17From the Labs

Alexandru Dumitrache: Tangible Results with MetabolomicsExternal link

Alexandru “Alex” Dumitrache works as a microbial physiologist in the Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and focuses on exploring organisms essential to the production of biofuels and industrial chemicals. Read More »

05.11.17From the Labs

Fermi Satellite Observes Billionth Gamma Ray with LAT InstrumentExternal link

On April 12, one of the NASA Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope’s instruments – the Large Area Telescope which was conceived of and assembled at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory – detected its billionth extraterrestrial gamma ray. Read More »

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