Laboratory News

11.09.17From the Labs

Reaching New Heights: Physicists Improve the Vertical Stability of Superconducting Korean Fusion DeviceExternal link

A team of U.S. and Korean researchers, led by physicist Dennis Mueller of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has now sharply improved the stability of the elongated plasma in KSTAR, setting an example for how to address similar issues in other superconducting devices such as ITER. Read More »

11.08.17From the Labs

Scientists Narrow Down the Search for Dark Photons Using Decade-Old Particle Collider DataExternal link

A fresh analysis of particle-collider data, co-led by Berkeley Lab physicists, limits some of the hiding places for one type of theorized particle – the dark photon, also known as the heavy photon – that was proposed to help explain the mystery of dark matter. Read More »

11.02.17From the Labs

Nanoscale Engineering for Better Separations: Michael HuExternal link

ORNL’s Michael Hu is the team lead for thermochemical processing under the DOE Bioprocessing Separations Consortium, leading scientists from eight national laboratories as they develop technologies to reduce the cost of expensive catalysts. Read More »

11.02.17From the Labs

Fermilab Expands International PartnershipsExternal link

Fermilab and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science have been working with international partners to develop and execute agreements that pave the way towards greater scientific collaboration, from the exchange of personnel to the joint design and delivery of components for accelerators and detectors. Read More »

10.31.17From the Labs

Celebrate the Unseen: Attend a Dark Matter Day EventExternal link

The events, planned on and around the formally recognized day on October 31, 2017, will engage the public in discussions about dark matter, which together with dark energy makes up about 95 percent of the mass and energy in our universe. Though we know through its gravitational effects that dark matter greatly dwarfs the visible matter in our universe, we know little about it. Read More »

10.26.17From the Labs

Laser-Focused: Chengyun Hua Turns the Heat Up on Materials ResearchExternal link

In Chengyun Hua’s research, everything revolves around heat and how it moves. As a Russell Fellow at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Hua carefully analyzes nanoscale heat transfer mechanisms using laser spectroscopy. Read More »

10.26.17From the Labs

Experiment Provides Deeper Look into the Nature of NeutrinosExternal link

The first glimpse of data from the full array of a deeply chilled particle detector operating beneath a mountain in Italy sets the most precise limits yet on where scientists might find a theorized process to help explain why there is more matter than antimatter in the universe. Read More »

10.25.17From the Labs

Ames Laboratory, UConn Discover Superconductor with BounceExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has discovered extreme “bounce,” or super-elastic shape-memory properties in a material that could be applied for use as an actuator in the harshest of conditions, such as outer space, and might be the first in a whole new class of shape memory materials. Read More »

10.24.17From the Labs

Two ORNL-led Research Teams Receive $10.5 Million to Advance Quantum Computing for Scientific ApplicationsExternal link

DOE’s Office of Science has awarded two research teams, each headed by a member of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Quantum Information Science Group, more than $10 million over five years to both assess the feasibility of quantum architectures in addressing big science problems and to develop algorithms capable of harnessing the massive power predicted of quantum computing systems. Read More »

10.20.17From the Labs

Innovative Design Using Loops of Liquid Metal Can Improve Future Fusion Power PlantsExternal link

Researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have proposed an innovative design to improve the ability of future fusion power plants to generate safe, clean and abundant energy in a steady state, or constant, manner. Read More »

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