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 18, 2022

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Recycling Greenhouse Gases with Biotechnology

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

May 4, 2022

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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

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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.

April 29, 2022

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The Source of the Aurora Borealis: Electrons Surfing on Alfvén Waves

Laboratory measurements give new insights into the physics of auroral electron acceleration by Alfvén waves.

April 26, 2022

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Decoding the Lifecycle of Photogenerated Charges

Monitoring photo-excited electrons in real time with nanometer sensitivity reveals strengths and weaknesses in a common light-harvesting material.