Laboratory News

08.14.18From the Labs

Protons Get Zippier in Neutron-Rich NucleiExternal link

A new study carried out at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has confirmed that increasing the number of neutrons as compared to protons in the atom’s nucleus also increases the average momentum of its protons. Read More »

08.14.18From the Labs

Mapping the universe in 3-D: Fermilab contributes to the Dark Energy Spectroscopic InstrumentExternal link

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is contributing specialty systems for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument project, to collect the galactic light by recording approximately 35 million galaxies and quasars to create a 3-D map of one-third of the entire sky. Read More »

08.14.18From the Labs

Algorithm Provides Early Warning System for Tracking Groundwater ContaminationExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Savannah River National Laboratory have developed a low-cost method for real-time monitoring of pollutants using commonly available sensors. Read More »

08.10.18From the Labs

From Hurricane Katrina Victim to Presidential Awardee: A SUNO Professor's Award-Winning Mentoring EffortsExternal link

A decade-plus collaboration between Brookhaven Lab and Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) provides minority undergraduate students with hands-on opportunities to learn about natural resource management while developing the foundations for graduate studies. Read More »

08.10.18From the Labs

SNS Completes Full Neutron Production Cycle at Record Power LevelExternal link

The Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has reached a new milestone by operating a complete neutron production run cycle at 1.3 megawatts. Read More »

08.10.18From the Labs

Hotter Temperatures Extend Growing Season for Peatland PlantsExternal link

A futuristic experiment simulating warmer environmental conditions has shown that peatland vegetation responds to higher temperatures with an earlier and longer growth period.
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08.09.18From the Labs

Lining Up the Surprising Behaviors of a Superconductor with One of the World's Strongest MagnetsExternal link

Scientists have discovered that the electrical resistance of a copper-oxide compound depends on the magnetic field in a very unusual way—a finding that could help direct the search for materials that can perfectly conduct electricity at room temperature. Read More »

08.08.18From the Labs

A Dual-phase DUNEExternal link

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is advancing technology commonly used in dark matter experiments—and scaling it up to record-breaking sizes. Read More »

08.07.18From the Labs

Plant Roots Police Toxic PollutantsExternal link

Working in collaboration with scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, researchers at the University of Arizona have identified details of how certain plants scavenge and accumulate pollutants in contaminated soil. Their work revealed that plant roots effectively “lock up” toxic arsenic found loose in mine tailings—piles of crushed rock, fluid, and soil left behind after the extraction of minerals and metals. Read More »

08.06.18From the Labs

In a First, Scientists Precisely Measure How Synthetic Diamonds GrowExternal link

A SLAC-Stanford study reveals exactly what it takes for diamond to crystallize around a “seed” cluster of atoms.
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