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Analyzing Matter’s Building Blocks
JSA/Jefferson Lab’s Nathan Isgur Fellow in Nuclear Theory, Nobuo Sato, is developing a “FemtoAnalyzer” with a new grant from DOE.
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Process for ‘Two-Faced’ Nanomaterials May Aid Energy, Information Tech
A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory used a simple process to implant atoms precisely into the top layers of ultra-thin crystals.
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Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Scientists Develop New Tool to Design Better Fusion Devices
Researchers have demonstrated that an advanced computer code could help design stellerators that confine the essential heat more effectively.
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Ames Laboratory’s Perras Named to Early Career Research Program
Ames Laboratory associate scientist Frederic Perras is one of 76 researchers selected to receive significant funding from DOE Office of Science.
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Beneath the Surface of Our Galaxy’s Water Worlds
A team of researchers simulated conditions on water-rich exoplanets in the lab and learned something surprising about their geological composition.
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Yanwen Zhang: Finding the Big Picture for Radiation-Resistant Materials
A researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is thinking outside the box in the search to create materials that withstand extreme radiation.
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Crews Create a Blast to Take the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment to the Next Stage
Construction crews begin creating space for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by the Department of Energy’s Fermilab.
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Three ORNL Scientists Receive Early Career Research Awards
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science has selected three Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists for Early Career Research Program awards.
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SLAC’s Amy Cordones-Hahn and Brendan O’Shea Receive DOE Early Career Awards
The prestigious awards provide at least $2.5 million over five years in support of their work.
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Three Fermilab scientists Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards
The Fermilab recipients are Robert Ainsworth, Laura Fields, and Jonathan Jarvis.
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University and Stakeholder News

Excitons Form Superfluid in Certain 2D Combos
Rice University researchers find ‘paradox’ in ground-state bilayers.
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First Space-Based Measurement of Neutron Lifetime
Durham University researchers have helped to find a way of measuring neutron lifetime from space for the first time.
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Study Projects More Intense Rain During Future Hurricanes
A team of researchers at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University projects more intense rain during hurricanes.
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Pitt Study Shows Optical Fields Can Modify Electrons in Metal
Research coauthored by team from University of Pittsburgh reveals that optical fields have the ability to modify electronic properties of a solid.
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A Breakthrough in Developing Multi-Watt Terahertz Lasers
Researchers at Lehigh University are using a new phase-locking technique to achieve record-high output power for terahertz lasers.
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Stony Brook Researchers Explore Moiré Patterns Beyond 2D Materials
Stony Brook's research demonstrates that moiré patterns can be induced in conventional 3D materials.
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University of Iowa Physicists Chart Future for Fusion Energy
Two University of Iowa physicists serve key roles in the future for fusion energy and plasma science in the United States.
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Researchers Mimic Nature for Fast, Colorful 3D Printing
Illinois researchers developed synthetic structure-based color materials – like those found in chameleon skin – for polymer inks used in 3D printing.
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Nature Provides Roadmap to Potential Breakthroughs in Solar Energy Technology
Michigan State University scientist, James McCusker, is looking to nature to develop the next generation of solar energy technology.
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Kiran Eiden ’20 Wins Prestigious DOE Fellowship
Kiran Eiden ’20 has been selected as one of only 26 recipients nationwide of a Department of Energy Computation Science Graduate Fellowship.
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