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Scientific terms can be confusing. DOE Explains offers straightforward explanations of key words and concepts in fundamental science. It also describes how these concepts apply to the work that the Department of Energy’s Office of Science conducts as it helps the United States excel in research across the scientific spectrum.

 

Atmospheric Radiation

Batteries

Bioenergy Research

Biomolecular Imaging

Burning Plasma

Cosmic Acceleration/Dark Energy

Dark Matter

Fusion Energy Science

Fusion Nuclear Science and Technology

Genomics

Higgs Boson

High Energy Density Plasmas

Isotopes

Multi-Sector Dynamics Modeling

Nanoscience

Neutrino

Nuclear Fusion Reactions

Nucleosynthesis

Nuclei

Plasma Confinement

Quarks and Gluons

Radioactivity

Solar Fuels

Standard Model of Particle Physics

Stellarator

Superconductivity

Supernovae

Tokamak

Ultrafast Science