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.

October 5, 2022

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To Better Predict Extreme Precipitation, Scientists Model Cloud Microphysics

Cloud microphysics affect precipitation extremes on multiple time scales in climate models.

October 3, 2022

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Spilling the Secrets of Quantum Entanglement

Quantum technique accelerates identification of entangled materials.

September 30, 2022

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How Stiff Is the Proton?

Scientists measure the proton’s electric and magnetic polarizabilities using the High Intensity Gamma Ray Source (HIGS).

September 28, 2022

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Near-Threshold Resonance Helps Explain a Controversial Measurement of Exotic Decay in Beryllium-11

The observation of a resonance in the boron-11 nucleus suggests that the proton emission from beryllium-11 is a two-step process rather than a dark matter decay channel.

September 26, 2022

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Deep Learning Uses Stream Discharge to Estimate Watershed Subsurface Permeability

Researchers used deep learning methods to estimate the subsurface permeability of a watershed from readily available stream discharge measurements.

September 23, 2022

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Unveiling the Existence of the Elusive Tetraneutron

Experiments confirm the NUCLEI collaboration’s predictions of the existence of the tetraneutron.

September 21, 2022

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Smashing Heavy Nuclei Reveals Proton Size

Theoretical study exploits precision of new heavy ion collision data to predict how gluons are distributed inside protons and neutrons

September 19, 2022

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Deep Matters: Microbes’ Sensitivity to Environmental Change Depends on Soil Depth

Research finds that the effects of drought and wildfire on soil bacterial communities fade in deeper soils.

September 16, 2022

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The Building Blocks for Exploring New Exotic States of Matter

Combining synthesis, characterization, and theory confirmed the exotic properties and structure of a new intrinsic ferromagnetic topological material.

September 14, 2022

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Record-Breaking Radiation Detection Pins Down Element Formation in Stellar Novae

A weak proton emission following beta decay constrains the formation of elements in stellar nova explosions and determines their peak temperature.