Laboratory News

08.24.18From the Labs

Undergraduate Students Extoll Benefits of National Laboratory Research Internships in Fusion and Plasma ScienceExternal link

On August 15, a cohort of undergraduate students who had participated in the Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) and Community College Internship (CCI) programs presented the results of the plasma physics work they had completed since their internships began on June 11, in projects touching on computer science, mechanical engineering, and artificial intelligence. Read More »

08.23.18From the Labs

Students Affected by Hurricane Maria Bring their Research to SLACExternal link

This summer, five graduate students from the University of Puerto Rico had the opportunity to use SLAC’s world-class facilities to keep their studies on track. Read More »

08.22.18From the Labs

Ecosystems Are Getting Greener in the ArcticExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley used satellite images taken over the past 30 years to track – down to a pixel representing approximately 25 square miles – the ebb and flow of plant growth in cold areas of the northern hemisphere, such as Alaska, the Arctic region of Canada, and the Tibetan Plateau. Read More »

08.21.18From the Labs

Newly Launched TRACER Center Offers Enhanced Dating and Tracer CapabilitiesExternal link

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held August 17 to formally open the Argonne TRACER Center (Trace Radioisotope Analysis Center) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. The TRACER Center provides a new, permanent home for the nation’s only laser-based krypton atom-counting machine. Read More »

08.20.18From the Labs

American Physical Society Publishes 60th Anniversary Edition of the Review of Particle PhysicsExternal link

The latest edition of the Review of Particle Physics, a go-to resource for particle physicists published Aug. 17 in the American Physical Society’s Physical Review D journal, marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the international Particle Data Group (PDG) that produces the Review. Read More »

08.20.18From the Labs

Protecting the Power Grid: Advanced Plasma Switch Can Make the Grid More Efficient for Long-distance TransmissionExternal link

The General Electric (GE) company, with assistance from scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), is developing an advanced switch that will convert high- voltage DC current to high-voltage AC current for consumers more efficiently, enabling reduced-cost transmission of long-distance power. Read More »

08.17.18From the Labs

ICARUS Neutrino Detector Installed in New Fermilab HomeExternal link

For four years, three laboratories on two continents have prepared the ICARUS particle detector to capture the interactions of mysterious particles called neutrinos at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, ICARUS moved into its new Fermilab home, a recently completed building that houses the large, 20-meter-long neutrino hunter. Filled with 760 tons of liquid argon, it is one of the largest detectors of its kind in the world. Read More »

08.17.18From the Labs

Sustainable Jet FuelExternal link

Through chemistry, catalysis, and engineering that started at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and was scaled up by LanzaTech, the aviation industry now has a way to make sustainable fuel blends that meet the jet standards and are more cost-competitive than ever. Read More »

08.15.18From the Labs

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Cheers on Fusion Energy, Science Education at PPPLExternal link

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s (PPPL) mission of doing research to develop fusion as a viable source of energy is vital to the future of the planet, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said during an Aug. 9 visit. Read More »

08.15.18From the Labs

Javier Tiffenberg Wins $2.5 Million DOE Award for Research on Pixelated DetectorsExternal link

Last month, Fermilab’s Javier Tiffenberg was awarded the Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Award to investigate how to build large-scale detectors using special kinds of charge-coupled devices that can probe two of the most mysterious substances in the universe: neutrinos and dark matter. Read More »

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