Laboratory News

08.11.16From the Labs

New Material Discovery Allows Study of Elusive Weyl FermionExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a new type of Weyl semimetal, a material that opens the way for further study of Weyl fermions, a type of massless elementary particle hypothesized by high-energy particle theory and potentially useful for creating high-speed electronic circuits and quantum computers. Read More »

08.10.16From the Labs

3-D Galaxy-Mapping Project Enters Construction PhaseExternal link

The latest DOE approval step, known as Critical Decision 3, triggers spending for major components of the project, including the remainder of the 5,000 finger-width, 10-inch-long cylindrical robots that will precisely point the fiber-optic cables to gather the light from a chosen set of galaxies, stars, and brilliant objects called quasars. Read More »

08.09.16From the Labs

NOvA Shines New Light on How Neutrinos BehaveExternal link

NOvA scientists have seen evidence that one of the three neutrino mass states might not include equal parts of muon and tau flavor, as previously thought. Scientists refer to this as “nonmaximal mixing,” and NOvA’s preliminary result is the first hint that this may be the case for the third mass state. Read More »

08.03.16From the Labs

Physicist Trio Amplifies SLAC Research on Mysterious Forms of MatterExternal link

SLAC scientists develop methods to study neutrinos from star explosions and search for unknown particles and forces with possible ties to dark matter. Read More »

08.02.16From the Labs

PPPL Researchers Combine Quantum Mechanics and Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity to Clear Up Puzzles in Plasma PhysicsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed a theory of plasma waves that can infer these properties in greater detail than in standard approaches. Read More »

08.02.16From the Labs

Fermilab Bids a Fond Farewell to MINOSExternal link

After more than a decade of running, on June 29, the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search experiment and its second iteration, MINOS+, concluded their runs. MINOS was the first of its kind at Fermilab, a high-power experiment that shot a beam of neutrinos through two detectors spaced hundreds of miles apart. Read More »

08.01.16From the Labs

A New Leaf: Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Back Into FuelExternal link

In a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers have found a way to convert carbon dioxide into a usable energy source by using sunlight. Read More »

07.25.16From the Labs

New Nontoxic Process Promises Larger Ultrathin Sheets of 2D NanomaterialsExternal link

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen. Read More »

07.21.16From the Labs

SLAC and Stanford Scientists Work with Startup to Get Tabletop Laser Through the ‘Valley of Death’External link

Collaboration turns a novel tabletop laser – one that produces extreme ultraviolet light at unprecedented energies and pulse rates for studies of complex materials – into a commercial product. Read More »

07.19.16From the Labs

New ORNL Tool Probes for Genes Linked to Toxic MethylmercuryExternal link

Environmental scientists can more efficiently detect genes required to convert mercury in the environment into more toxic methylmercury with molecular probes developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

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