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10.24.17User Facility

The Blob That Ate the Tokamak: Physicists Gain Understanding of How Bubbles at the Edge of Plasmas Can Drain Heat and Reduce Fusion Reaction EfficiencyExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have completed new simulations that could provide insight into how blobs at the plasma edge behave. Read More »

University California Berkeley 10.24.17University Research

Astronomers Strike Cosmic GoldExternal link

Based on the brightness and color of the light emitted following the merger, which closely match theoretical predictions by University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory physicists, astronomers can now say that the gold or platinum in your wedding ring was in all likelihood forged during the brief but violent merger of two orbiting neutron stars somewhere in the universe. Read More »

California Institute of Technology 10.24.17University Research

Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence MethodsExternal link

Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem. By employing quantum-compatible machine learning techniques, they developed a method of extracting a rare Higgs boson signal from copious noise data. Read More »

MIT University 10.24.17University Research

Material Could Bring Optical Communication Onto Silicon ChipsExternal link

Researchers at MIT have designed a light-emitter and detector that can be integrated into silicon CMOS chips. Read More »

10.23.17Science Highlight

Tree Mortality and Droughts: A Global Perspective

Stress-induced embolisms that interrupt water transport are a universal component of tree mortality. Read More »

10.23.17Science Highlight

Plenty of Room at the Top: Breaking through the Sunlight-to-Electricity Conversion Limit

In hybrid materials, “hot” electrons live longer, producing electricity, not heat, for solar cells. Read More »

10.23.17Science Highlight

Imperfections Show “Swimming” Particles the Way to Self-Healing and Shape-Changing

Defects in liquid crystals act as guides in tiny oceans, directing particle traffic. Read More »

10.23.17Science Highlight

Bending the Laws of Thermodynamics for Enhanced Material Design

Wide metastable composition ranges are possible in alloys of semiconductors with different crystal structures. Read More »

10.20.17User Facility

The Moon and Gravitational Impacts on NSLS-IIExternal link

Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II observe and correct for the effects of the alignment between the moon, sun, and earth, which change the gravitational pull on our planet and minutely change the shape of the accelerator ring. 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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