Each year, scientists with the Office of Science, at our national laboratories, and supported by the Office of Science at the nation’s colleges and universities, publish thousands of research findings in the scientific literature. About 200 of these are selected annually by their respective program areas in the Office of Science as publication highlights of special note.
For the archive of past publication highlights, click here.
March 22, 2023
New Type of Entanglement Lets Scientists ‘See’ Inside Nuclei
Quantum interference between dissimilar particles offers new approach for mapping gluons in nuclei, and potentially harnessing entanglement.
March 20, 2023
Imaging the Proton with Neutrinos
The MINERvA experiment in the NuMI beam at Fermilab has made the first accurate image of the proton using neutrinos instead of light as the probe.
March 17, 2023
Scientists Find a Common Thread Linking Subatomic Color Glass Condensate and Massive Black Holes
Physicists show that black holes and dense state of gluons—the “glue” particles that hold nuclear matter together—share common features.
March 15, 2023
Resistance in Walls Can Cause Disruptive Energy Loss
Plasma simulations, theory, and comparison with experiment show that resistive wall tearing mode can cause energy loss in tokamaks.
March 13, 2023
Deep Forest Soils Lose Carbon under Experimental Warming
Experiment shows that even large, old, and presumably stable stores of soil carbon are vulnerable to warming and could amplify climate change.
March 10, 2023
Bio-Mining Fool’s Gold
Understanding how methanogenic bacteria can “bio-mine” minerals advances biotechnology and helps scientists understand the Earth’s geological history.
March 8, 2023
Hitting Nuclei with Light May Create Fluid Primordial Matter
Theorists' hydrodynamic flow calculations accurately describe data from collisions of photons with lead nuclei at the ATLAS experiment.
March 6, 2023
Metal Contamination Causes Metabolic Stress in Environmental Bacteria
The mixed metal waste common to industrial dumping sites causes metabolic stress in bacterial iron metabolism that cannot be explained by additive single metal exposure.
March 3, 2023
Oxide Interfaces Put New Twist on Electron Spins
Interfaces made by stacking certain complex oxide materials can tune the quantum interactions between electrons, yielding exotic spin textures.
March 1, 2023
Lead-Isotope Computations Connect Physics from the Subatomic to the Cosmic Scale
Powerful statistical tools, simulations, and supercomputers explore a billion different nuclear forces and predict properties of the very-heavy lead-208 nucleus.