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 13, 2021

Cooling Fusion Plasmas from the Inside Out

New simulations show diamond shells can cool plasmas more efficiently and prevent runaway electrons.

May 12, 2021

Not Just Disturbance: Turbulence Protects Fusion Reactor Walls

Extreme-scale turbulence simulation and AI discover a formula to predict the crucial exhaust heat-load width in future tokamak fusion reactors.

May 11, 2021

Enhancing Land Surface Models to Grow Perennial Bioenergy Crops

High-yield miscanthus and switchgrass are promising alternatives to traditional annual crops for biofuels.

May 7, 2021

Scientists Check the Math for Improved Models of Liquids and Gases in Earth’s Atmosphere

Research produces an improved dynamical core to model the evolution of winds, temperatures, and pressures in the atmosphere.