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.

May 25, 2022

Capturing Biogeochemical Details in River Corridor Models

A new way of representing river-groundwater exchanges paves the way for next-generation river network modeling.

May 23, 2022

Not Just Pollen in the Spring: Wild Grass Releases a Variety of Particles into the Air

Researchers find that fungal spores are most abundant during initial growth, while bacteria predominate during flowering and fruit development.

May 18, 2022

Oxygen Formation in the Light of Gamma Beams

Precision measurements on the oxygen formation in stellar helium burning use gamma-beams and a Time Projection Chamber.

May 16, 2022

For Plasma with a Hot Core and Cool Edges, Super H-Mode Shows Promise

Leveraging peeling physics in current tokamaks improves fusion performance and integrates with exhaust solutions for future fusion reactors.

May 13, 2022

Researchers Stick Out Their Necks to Understand How Fusion Plasmas Fuel Up

The novel Lyman-alpha Measurement Apparatus (LLAMA) measures neutral particles in a fusion device and the fueling they provide.

May 11, 2022

Artificial Intelligence Agents Argue to Enhance the Speed of Materials Discovery

Using an ensemble of artificial intelligence (AI) agents enabled faster, more accurate data analysis of synchrotron x-ray data.

May 9, 2022

How Does Drizzle Form? Machine Learning Improves Models of these Processes

Machine Learning offers New Insights and New Parameterization for the path from Drizzle Drops to Warm Rain

May 5, 2022

Recycling Greenhouse Gases with Biotechnology

Biological production of acetone and isopropanol by gas fermentation captures more carbon than it releases.

May 4, 2022

New Error Mitigation Approach helps Quantum Computers Level Up

Noise estimation circuits, in conjunction with other error mitigation methods, produce reliable results for quantum computer-based materials simulations.

May 3, 2022

Particle Accelerators May Get a Boost from Oxygen

Adding a little oxygen to particle accelerator structures may make them more efficient and easier to build.