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Early-career Engineers Learn About the Wide Variety of Tasks in PPPL Program
Nick Santoro & Bill Harris are the first “rotational engineers” at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).
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Q&A: Scientists Use X-rays to Crack the Secrets of Shale, a Keystone of One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Energy Sources
A better understanding of these materials and how they store and transport oil and gas could one day enable more efficient fossil fuel production.
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Freeze Frame: Scientists Capture Atomic-Scale Snapshots of Artificial Proteins
Berkeley Lab scientists adapt microscopy technique to build and image peptoid nanosheets with unprecedented atomic precision.
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Friederike Bock: Versatile Wigner Fellow Shares Her Love of Physics, Her Creative and Athletic Pursuits
Friederike Bock, a Eugene P. Wigner Fellow, is working to improve the measurement of the photon signals in heavy ion & intermediate collision systems.
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Scientists Devise Catalyst That Uses Light to Turn Carbon Dioxide to Fuel
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have found a new way to convert carbon dioxide into a usable fuel source.
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SLAC Scientists Invent a Way to See Attosecond Electron Motions With an X-ray Laser
The new method will provide sharp views of electrons in chemical processes that take place in billionths of a billionth of a second.
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Argonne Launches First Look @Argonne: A Minorities STEM Conference
Argonne’s launch of First Look@Argonne helps minority undergrads learn how to apply for internships.
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Meet Alessandra Colli: Engineering Improvements in 3-D-printed Metals
Colli seeks to merge materials risk analysis with data collected to improve safety, reliability, and opportunities in metal additive manufacturing.
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Bank on it: Gains in One Type of Force Produced by Fusion Disruptions are Offset by Losses in Another
Results of recent tokamak simulations show that any increase in the halo current is unexpectedly offset by a reduction in the inner eddy current.
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Neutrons Probe Ultra-cold Condensate for Insight Into Quantum Matter
Researchers are probing ytterbium silicate’s Bose-Einstein condensate phase at the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor.
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University Research News

Tethered Chem Combos Could Revolutionize Artificial Photosynthesis
A team of researchers have devised a scheme for assembling light-absorbing molecules and water-splitting catalysts on a nanoparticle-coated electrode.
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Zinc-anode Batteries Prove Their Mettle
New battery has a high energy density, is low in cost, robust and stable, and has a life cycle that can be significantly prolonged.
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DESI Opens its 5,000 Eyes to Capture the Colors of the Cosmos
University of Michigan builds critical component of instrument to investigate dark energy.
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Protein Data Bank at Rutgers Awarded $34.5 Million Grant
Data bank makes more than 150,000 3D biomolecular structures freely available to the public.
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Lucie Baumont Wins Research Support from Department of Energy
As part of her PhD work, Lucie uses weak gravitational lensing of galaxy clusters to learn about cosmology.
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New Technique Lets Researchers Map Strain in Next-gen Solar Cells
A team of researchers have developed a way to illuminate strain in lead halide perovskite solar cells without harming them.
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DESI Opens its 5,000 Eyes to Capture the Colors of the Cosmos
UC Santa Cruz astronomers have played leading roles in the collaborative effort to install a new sky-surveying instrument now beginning final testing.
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Stanford Researchers Find Rice Yields Plummet and Arsenic Rises in Future Climate-soil Scenarios
Research combining future climate conditions and arsenic-induced soil stresses predicts rice yields could decline about 40 percent by 2100.
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System Provides Cooling With No Electricity
Passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.
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Bundlemers
New polymer units created by UD, Penn researchers could enable materials breakthroughs.
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