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08.17.18University Research

Secretary of Energy Perry Says PPPL Research Has Potential to 'Change the World'External link

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Thursday, Aug. 9, saying that national labs like PPPL have the potential to change the world through their scientific research. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.18University Research

Protons Get Zippier in Neutron-rich NucleiExternal link

Researchers at William and Mary were part of a multi-institution study carried out at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, confirming that increasing the number of neutrons as compared to protons in the atom’s nucleus also increases the average momentum of its protons, showing implications for the dynamics of neutron stars. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.18University Research

UW Professor Receives $205,000 DOE Grant to Study High Energy PhysicsExternal link

Adam Myers, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, recently received a $205,000 DOE grant for his project, titled “eBOSS and DESI: LSS Catalogs, Targeting and Spectroscopic Contaminants.” The grant, announced July 30 by the DOE’s Office of High Energy Physics, runs through April 30, 2021. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.16.18University Research

Tying Electrons Down with NanoribbonsExternal link

Scientists are experimenting with narrow strips of graphene, called nanoribbons, in hopes of making cool new electronic devices, but University of California, Berkeley scientists have discovered another possible role for them: as nanoscale electron traps with potential applications in quantum computers.
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08.16.18University Research

For UW Physicists, the 2-D Form of Tungsten Ditelluride is Full of SurprisesExternal link

In a paper published online July 23 in the journal Nature, a UW-led research team reports that the 2-D form of tungsten ditelluride can undergo “ferroelectric switching.” Read MoreExternal linkage

08.16.18University Research

Department of Energy Awards William & Mary $1M for Fusion ResearchExternal link

The DOE recently announced $36.4 million in funding for 37 research awards at universities, national laboratories and private firms to support the study of nuclear fusion as a future energy source. William & Mary was one of 10 universities selected to receive DOE funding. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.15.18University Research

A Superconductor Story with a TwistExternal link

There’s a literal disturbance in the force that alters what physicists have long thought of as a characteristic of superconductivity, according to Rice University scientists.
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08.15.18University Research

Researchers Discover How to Protect Yeast from Damage in Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison to the yeasts that turn the plant sugars into fuel. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and several Department of Energy laboratories have identified two changes to a single gene that can make the yeast tolerate the pretreatment chemicals.

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08.15.18University Research

UW Professor Receives DOE Grant to Study Arctic’s Mixed-Phase Convective CloudsExternal link

Bart Geerts, a professor and head of the University of Wyoming’s Department of Atmospheric Science, recently was awarded a $605,405 DOE grant to study mixed-phase convective clouds in the polar marine boundary layer in the Arctic.
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08.14.18University Research

Studying Universe Requires 'Archaeology on the Grand Scale,' Physicist SaysExternal link

As director of the Dark Energy Survey, an international collaboration to map several hundred million galaxies using one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras, Fermilab scientist and University of Chicago professor Josh Frieman, PhD’89, leads more than 400 scientists from over 25 institutions across the world in the quest to unravel mysteries of the universe.
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