Laboratory News

02.21.19From the Labs

Confirming a Little-understood Source of the Process Behind Northern Lights and the Formation of StarsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have now produced the first fully kinetic model of the behavior of plasma particles and found that fast reconnection can indeed occur in partially ionized systems.
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02.21.19From the Labs

Argonne Expertise Contributes to the Foundation for Future Electron-ion ColliderExternal link

Scientists from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories and a number of top U.S. research universities are proposing to build, within the next decade, a new particle collider. Known as the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), this facility would provide scientists with one of the best in-depth views of the interior of atomic nuclei.
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02.20.19From the Labs

Quantum Information Science Effort Expands at Brookhaven LabExternal link

The Computational Science Initiative is building its staff, capabilities, and programs in this emerging research area expected to revolutionize science and other fields.
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02.20.19From the Labs

Ralph Hix: Modeling the Origin Story of the ElementsExternal link

Hix and other ORNL astrophysicists construct models using state-of-the-art supercomputers to simulate the collapse and explosion of massive stars more than ten times the mass of our sun and understand how supernovae create new chemical elements through a process known as nucleosynthesis.
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02.19.19From the Labs

New Molecular Blueprint Advances Our Understanding of PhotosynthesisExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have used one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to reveal the structure of a large protein complex crucial to photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert sunlight into cellular energy.
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02.15.19From the Labs

Laser Pulses Light the Way to Tuning Topological Materials for Spintronics and Quantum ComputingExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a means of controlling the surface conductivity of a three-dimensional (3D) topological insulator, a type of material that has potential applications in spintronic devices and quantum computing.
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02.14.19From the Labs

Radio Telescope Gets Upgrade at Brookhaven LabExternal link

A radio telescope at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has received a significant upgrade, advancing from one dish to four. The upgrades are part of the Laboratory’s ongoing effort to test the merits of a radio telescope for a potential future project between national labs and DOE-sponsored universities.
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02.14.19From the Labs

More Stable Light Comes From Intentionally 'Squashed' Quantum DotsExternal link

New research at Los Alamos National Laboratory suggests that the strained colloidal quantum dots represent a viable alternative to presently employed nanoscale light sources, and they deserve exploration as single-particle, nanoscale light sources for optical “quantum” circuits, ultrasensitive sensors and medical diagnostics.
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02.12.19From the Labs

First Direct View of an Electron's Short, Speedy Trip Across a BorderExternal link

Electrons flowing across the boundary between two materials are the foundation of many key technologies, from flash memories to batteries and solar cells. Now researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have directly observed and clocked these tiny cross-border movements for the first time, watching as electrons raced seven-tenths of a nanometer – about the width of seven hydrogen atoms – in 100 millionths of a billionth of a second.
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02.11.19From the Labs

Carbon-capture Technology Scrubs CO2 from Power Plants Like Scuba-diving GearExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a process that could remove CO2 from coal-burning power plant emissions in a way that is similar to how soda lime works in scuba diving rebreathers. Their research, published January 31 in the journal Chem, offers an alternative but simpler strategy for carbon capture and requires 24 percent less energy than industrial benchmark solutions. Read More »

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