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Carbon Nanotubes

Simulation Demonstrates How Exposure to Plasma Makes Carbon Nanotubes Grow

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), research performed with collaborators from Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced...
battery

New Battery Material Goes with the Flow

A new material shows promise for batteries that store electricity for the grid. The material, created by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)...
beam-intercepting devicesvideo

New Devices to Control X-rays are Less Expensive, Faster to Make

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a less expensive and more efficient way of controlling x-ray beams...
Nanocrystals

Scientists Find New Method to Control Electronic Properties of Nanocrystals

Researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Stony Brook University, and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered new effects...
tuberculosis

“Monkey Wrench” Molecule Jams Tuberculosis Protein

Tuberculosis has now surpassed HIV worldwide as the leading cause of death due to infectious disease. The bacteria that causes this disease,Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb),...
neutronsvideo

Neutrons Peer into a Running Engine

In a first-of-a-kind experiment, researchers used neutrons to investigate the performance of a new aluminum alloy in a gasoline-powered engine—while the engine was running. A...
plasma turbulence

PPPL Researchers Perform First Basic-Physics Simulation of the Impact of Recycled...

Turbulence, the violently unruly disturbance of plasma, can prevent plasma from growing hot enough to fuel fusion reactions. Long a puzzling concern of researchers...
Cathode

Scientists Design Promising New Cathode for Sodium-based Batteries

Scientists have designed a new type of cathode that could make the mass production of sodium batteries more feasible. Batteries based on plentiful and...
shock waves

Scientists Create First Laboratory Generation of High-energy Shock Waves That Accelerate...

Throughout the universe, supersonic shock waves propel cosmic rays and supernova particles to velocities near the speed of light. The most high-energy of these...
argon gas

Studying Argon Gas Trapped in Two-Dimensional Array of Tiny “Cages”

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory had just finished an experiment with a two-dimensional (2D) structure they synthesized for...
minerals

Mica Provides Clue to How Water Transports Minerals

In order to understand various environmental processes and learn to better address the effects of pollution, scientists have been interested in tracking the movement...
plasma

Machine Learning Technique Offers Insight into Plasma Behavior

Machine learning, which lets researchers determine if two processes are causally linked without revealing how, could help stabilize the plasma within doughnut-shaped fusion devices...
switchgrass

Loosening of Lignocellulose: Switchgrass and Success in Sugar Release

The Science Near-term fossil fuel alternatives could reduce carbon emissions and ensure U.S. energy security. One alternative uses switchgrass, a perennial plant, that is able...
Multi-Tiered Iterative Phasing

New Berkeley Lab Algorithms Extract 3-D Biological Structure From Limited Data

Understanding the 3-D molecular structure of important nanoobjects like proteins and viruses is crucial in biology and medicine. With recent advances in X-ray technology,...
nanoparticles

No Assembly Required: Nanoparticles that Put Themselves Together

When you bring a box home from the furniture store, you don't expect the screws, slats, and other pieces to magically converge into a...
Higgs amplitude

Neutrons Detect Elusive Higgs Amplitude Mode in Quantum Material

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has used sophisticated neutron scattering techniques to detect an elusive quantum state...
superconductor

Electron Orbitals May Hold Key to Unifying Concept of High-Temperature Superconductivity

A team of scientists has found evidence for a new type of electron pairing that may broaden the search for new high-temperature superconductors. The...
fusion

PPPL Researchers Demonstrate First Hot Plasma Edge in a Fusion Facility

Two major issues confronting magnetic-confinement fusion energy are enabling the walls of devices that house fusion reactions to survive bombardment by energetic particles, and...
plants

A Whole-Genome Sequenced Rice Mutant Resource for the Study of Biofuel...

Rice is a staple food for over half of the world’s population and a model for studies of candidate bioenergy grasses such as sorghum,...
supercomputer

Argonne’s Theta Supercomputer Goes Online

Theta, a new production supercomputer located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonnne National Laboratory is officially open to the research community. The new...