Laboratory News

06.08.18From the Labs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Launches America’s New Top Supercomputer for ScienceExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) unveils Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer. Read More »

06.07.18From the Labs

New Model Sheds Light on Key Physics of Magnetic Islands that Halt Fusion ReactionsExternal link

Magnetic islands, bubble-like structures that form in fusion plasmas, can grow and disrupt the plasmas and damage the doughnut-shaped tokamak facilities that house fusion reactions. Recent research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has used large-scale computer simulations to produce a new model that could be key to understanding how the islands interact with the surrounding plasma as they grow and lead to disruptions. Read More »

06.07.18From the Labs

Big Boost for Fermilab’s Short-Baseline Neutrino ExperimentsExternal link

Data from the MiniBooNE and the Los Alamos Liquid Scintillator Neutrino Detector experiments presented this week at the Neutrino 2018 conference suggest that something unusual is going on when low-energy muon neutrinos travel a short distance, pointing to a possible type of neutrinos or “sterile” neutrinos——with different properties from the three known types. Read More »

06.07.18From the Labs

Exploring Greener Approaches to Nitrogen FixationExternal link

A fundamental understanding of nitrogen chemistry could lead to more sustainable routes for producing nitrogen-containing commodities such as fertilizers and nitric acid. Read More »

06.06.18From the Labs

Celebrating 50 Years of Evaluated Nuclear DataExternal link

Using recent experimental data and improvements in theory and simulation, a group of national labs, universities, and companies recently published the eighth major update to a library of nuclear reaction information first published in 1968 that is used in simulations for energy, medicine, national security, and other applications. Read More »

06.05.18From the Labs

Scientists From Around the World Come to New Jersey to Discuss How to Control Plasma-Surface Interactions for FusionExternal link

The 23rd International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices – the preeminent biennial research conference in this field – begins on June 17 and continues for six days. Read More »

06.01.18From the Labs

From Face Recognition to Phase Recognition: Neural Network Captures Atomic-Scale RearrangementsExternal link

Researchers from multiple institutions have developed such a “phase-recognition” tool—a way to extract “hidden” signatures of an unknown structure from measurements made by existing tools, by training a neural network to recognize features in a material’s x-ray absorption spectrum that are sensitive to the arrangement of atoms at a very fine scale. Read More »

05.31.18From the Labs

ORNL Ramps Up Production of Key Radioisotope for Cancer-fighting DrugExternal link

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is now producing actinium-227 (Ac-227) to meet projected demand for a highly effective cancer drug through a 10-year contract between the U.S. DOE Isotope Program and Bayer. Read More »

05.31.18From the Labs

Scientists Improve Ability to Measure Electrical Properties of PlasmaExternal link

Recent research by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory indicates a way to more accurately measure the electrical charge that surrounds any solid surface immersed within a plasma. Read More »

05.22.18From the Labs

Diamond ‘Spin-Off’ Tech Could Lead to Low-Cost Medical Imaging and Drug Discovery ToolsExternal link

An international team led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley discovered how to exploit defects in nanoscale and microscale diamonds to strongly enhance the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) systems while eliminating the need for their costly and bulky superconducting magnets. Read More »

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