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Newswise: Scientists Seek to Harness the Power of Accelerators for Environmental Remediation

Article ID: 718971

Scientists Seek to Harness the Power of Accelerators for Environmental Remediation

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Two Jefferson Lab accelerator scientists have received funding to design accelerators that could be used for wastewater treatment, flue-gas cleanup and beyond.

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13-Sep-2019 2:10 PM EDT
Newswise: Breakthrough Foundation honors UW researcher studying ‘exotic’ states of matter

Article ID: 718707

Breakthrough Foundation honors UW researcher studying ‘exotic’ states of matter

University of Washington

Lukasz Fidkowski, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Washington, is one of the winners of a 2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize from the Breakthrough Foundation "for incisive contributions to the understanding of topological states of matter and the relationships between them."

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9-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Fermilab achieves world-record field strength for accelerator magnet

Article ID: 718657

Fermilab achieves world-record field strength for accelerator magnet

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab have announced that they achieved the highest magnetic field strength ever recorded for an accelerator steering magnet, setting a world record of 14.1 teslas, with the magnet cooled to 4.5 kelvins or minus 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

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9-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Particle Accelerators Drive Decades of Discoveries at Berkeley Lab and Beyond
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Article ID: 718014

Particle Accelerators Drive Decades of Discoveries at Berkeley Lab and Beyond

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

This article and accompanying video highlight the decades of discoveries, achievements and progress in particle accelerator R&D at Berkeley Lab. These accelerators have enabled new explorations of the atomic nucleus; the production and discovery of new elements and isotopes, and of subatomic particles

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26-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Laser-Produced Uranium Plasma Evolves into More Complex Species

Article ID: 717814

Laser-Produced Uranium Plasma Evolves into More Complex Species

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

When energy is added to uranium under pressure, it creates a shock wave, and even a tiny sample will be vaporized like a small explosion. By using smaller, controlled explosions, physicists can test on a microscale what could previously be tested only in larger, more dangerous experiments. In a recent experiment, scientists used a laser to ablate atomic uranium while recording chemical reactions as the plasma cooled, oxidized and formed species of more complex uranium. They discuss their work in this week’s Physics of Plasmas.

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21-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 717666

Argonne Delivers First Cryomodule for Fermilab Neutrino Experiment Accelerator

Argonne National Laboratory

Through a collaboration with DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Argonne is supplying the first eight of 116 superconducting cavities that will create a stream of neutrinos for Fermilab’s Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).

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19-Aug-2019 3:40 PM EDT
Newswise: National Ignition Facility Celebrates 10 Years of Operation

Article ID: 717378

National Ignition Facility Celebrates 10 Years of Operation

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

In the decade since Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility began operations, NIF has routinely heated and compressed matter to some of the most extreme temperatures and pressures ever obtained on Earth – temperatures of 100 million degrees and pressures 100 billion times that of the Earth’s atmosphere. More than 2,700 experiments have helped to ensure the current and future nuclear stockpile is safe, secure and effective; made significant progress toward fusion ignition; and yielded new insights about the stars and the universe while revealing phenomena like the metallization of hydrogen and the interiors of distant planets.

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13-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Improving the Magnetic Bottle That Controls Fusion Power on Earth

Article ID: 716965

Improving the Magnetic Bottle That Controls Fusion Power on Earth

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The exhaustive detection method that discovered the error field in the initial run of the NSTX-U tokamak could serve as a model for error-field detection in future tokamaks.

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5-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: A sharper focus: New computational technique resolves compressed X-ray data

Article ID: 716018

A sharper focus: New computational technique resolves compressed X-ray data

Argonne National Laboratory

With high-energy X-rays, such as those that will be produced by the upgrade to Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source comes a potential hitch — the more penetrating the X-rays are, the higher a likelihood that researchers could run into problems with the image data. In a new study, researchers at Argonne have found a novel way to combat this image degradation.

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18-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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