Science Headlines

07.16.18User Facility

The Quest for Better AcceleratorsExternal link

The ability to perfectly control the process of laying thin films of material onto the surface of an inexpensive metal may be all it takes to produce more efficient and cheaper particle accelerators for a wide range of applications. Valente-Feliciano, an accelerator physicist at Jefferson Lab, has been awarded a DOE Early Career Award to pursue her research into building better accelerators. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.13.18User Facility

Theorists Publish Highest-Precision Prediction of Muon Magnetic AnomalyExternal link

Theoretical physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators have just released the most precise prediction of how subatomic particles called muons—heavy cousins of electrons—“wobble” off their path in a powerful magnetic field. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.13.18From the Labs

Beams Off, Hardhats OnExternal link

This year’s annual accelerator shutdown at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is maintenance-driven: to finish the second half of an upgrade to the linear accelerator, change out a target, add components to improve beamline diagnostics, modify vacuum systems and replace and repair magnets. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.13.18User Facility

Slippery When DryExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have been working for years to replace oil with solid lubricants such as graphene, which is a cheaper and more efficient substitute, one that lasts significantly longer. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.12.18From the Labs

Summer Students at Brookhaven Lab: They're Here—and More Are Coming!External link

Approximately 250 students and professors from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs at universities in 33 U.S. states arrived at Brookhaven Lab on June 4. Hosted by the Lab's Office of Educational Programs, the participants are now with mentors "in the field"—some in labs and offices, others literally in fields on site, studying tick populations, small mammals, box turtles, pollinators, and their habitats. Read MoreExternal linkage


Zili Wu: Beating Plants at Photosynthetic Step with Help from CatalystsExternal link

Zili Wu of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory grew up on a farm in China’s heartland. He chose to leave it to catalyze a career in chemistry. Today Wu leads ORNL’s Surface Chemistry and Catalysis group and conducts research at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a DOE Office of Science User Facility at ORNL. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.11.18From the Labs

PPPL Diagnostic is Key to World Record of German Fusion ExperimentExternal link

When Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion facility set a world record for stellarators recently, a finely tuned instrument built and delivered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) proved the achievement. The record strongly suggests that the design of the stellarator can be developed to capture on Earth the fusion that drives the sun and stars, creating “a star in a jar” to generate a virtually unlimited supply of electric energy. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.10.18From the Labs

Fermilab Booster Delivers Record-intensity Beams for Neutrino and Muon ExperimentsExternal link

Over the last year, the Booster accelerator has been hitting record highs in beam delivery, meeting or exceeding the increased needs of all of the lab’s beam-based experiments. Read MoreExternal linkage


DOE Launches New Lab Partnering ServiceExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officially launched the Lab Partnering Service (LPS), an on-line, single access point platform for investors, innovators, and institutions to identify, locate, and obtain information from DOE’s 17 national laboratories. This tool will provide industry with a more efficient way to harness technical expertise and intellectual property housed at DOE’s labs. Read MoreExternal linkage


Katie Schuman: Giving Neuromorphic Computers Brains and BrawnExternal link

Schuman is a neuromorphic computing researcher on ORNL’s Nature Inspired Machine Learning Team, where she works to figure out what makes the human brain so powerful and how to leverage the theory of biologically inspired computing into practice. Read MoreExternal linkage

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