Laboratory News

01.23.19From the Labs

Argonne Intern Expands His Universe by Working with Data from the Dark Energy SurveyExternal link

Alec Lancaster thought he was bound for a career as a university physicist. But a 10-week internship at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory gave him a different vision of the road ahead. Read More »

01.22.19From the Labs

Scientists Team Up With Industry to Mass-Produce Detectors for Next-Gen Cosmic ExperimentExternal link

Chasing clues about the infant universe in relic light known as the cosmic microwave background, or CMB, scientists are devising more elaborate and ultrasensitive detector arrays to measure the properties of this light with increasing precision. To meet the high demand for these detectors that will drive next-generation CMB experiments, and for similar detectors to serve other scientific needs, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are pushing to commercialize the manufacturing process so that these detectors can be mass-produced quickly and affordably. Read More »

01.22.19From the Labs

Fielding Scientific Questions with Natalie GriffithsExternal link

Natalie Griffiths is the science lead for Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics within the Aquatic Ecology Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, examining how changes in the environment affect the health and functioning of streams and other aquatic systems. Read More »

01.18.19From the Labs

Clarice Phelps: Dedicated Service to Science and CommunityExternal link

Chemist Clarice Phelps believes in community service and STEM outreach - “That’s where your future scientists and your new ideas are going to come from” - and makes time to serve her community in addition to her work as Project Manager of ORNL’s nickel-63 and selenium-75 industrial use isotope programs. Read More »

01.17.19From the Labs

PPPL Inventions Take the Spotlight at Technology ShowcaseExternal link

On December 18th, a day-long Technology Showcase spotlighting the unique research, technical expertise, and inventions that the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory offers to collaborators and funders attracted a wide range of potential partners. Read More »

01.17.19From the Labs

Fiery Sighting: A New Physics of Eruptions That Damage Fusion ExperimentsExternal link

Sudden bursts of heat that can damage the inner walls of tokamak fusion experiments are a hurdle that operators of the facilities must overcome. Such bursts, called “edge localized modes (ELMs),” occur in doughnut-shaped tokamak devices that house the hot, charged plasma that is used to replicate on Earth the power that drives the sun and other stars. Now researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have directly observed a possible and previously unknown process that can trigger damaging ELMs. Read More »

01.16.19From the Labs

Found: A Precise Method for Determining How Waves and Particles Affect Fusion ReactionsExternal link

Like surfers catching ocean waves, particles within the hot, electrically charged state of matter known as plasma can ride waves that oscillate through the plasma during experiments to investigate the production of fusion energy. Now a team of physicists led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has devised a faster method to determine how much this interaction between particles and waves contributes to the efficiency loss in tokamaks. Read More »

01.16.19From the Labs

Intestinal Bacteria from Healthy Infants Prevent Food AllergyExternal link

Researchers from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Naples Federico II in Italy found that when gut microbes from healthy human infants were transplanted into germ-free mice, the animals were protected from an allergic reaction when exposed to cow’s milk. Read More »

01.14.19From the Labs

Identifying Lower-energy Neutrinos with a Liquid-argon Particle DetectorExternal link

An experiment at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab has made a significant advance in the detection of neutrinos that hide themselves at lower energies. The ArgoNeuT experiment recently demonstrated for the first time that a particular class of particle detector — those that use liquid argon ­— can identify signals in an energy range that particle physicists call the “MeV range."
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01.14.19From the Labs

Discovery Adapts Natural Membrane to Make Hydrogen Fuel from WaterExternal link

In a recent study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have combined two membrane-bound protein complexes to perform a complete conversion of water molecules to hydrogen and oxygen.
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