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Newswise: What’s MER? It’s a Way to Measure Quantum Materials, and It’s Telling US New and Interesting Things

What’s MER? It’s a Way to Measure Quantum Materials, and It’s Telling US New and Interesting Things

Ames Laboratory

Experimental physicists have combined several measurements of quantum materials into one in their ongoing quest to learn more about manipulating and controlling the behavior of them for possible applications. They even coined a term for it-- Magneto-elastoresistance, or MER.

Channels: Energy, Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, PNAS, DOE Science News, All Journal News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST
Newswise: Team led by PPPL wins major supercomputer time to help capture on Earth the fusion that powers the sun and stars

Team led by PPPL wins major supercomputer time to help capture on Earth the fusion that powers the sun and stars

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL will use INCITE-award time on Summit and Theta supercomputers to develop predictions for the performance of ITER, the international experiment under construction to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion energy.

Channels: Energy, Fusion, In the Workplace, Physics, Supercomputing, DOE Science News,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Galactic gamma-ray sources reveal birthplaces of high-energy particles

Galactic gamma-ray sources reveal birthplaces of high-energy particles

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays comprise a new catalog compiled by researchers with the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory.

Channels: Energy, High Energy Physics, Particle Physics, Physics, Space and Astronomy, Technology, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 10:40 AM EST
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CAREER Award Recipient to Explore Potential of Promising New Material

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Two-dimensional semiconductors, particularly those made of a class of material known as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), hold exciting potential for a range of current and future technologies, like solar cells, LED lights, and quantum computing. A recently awarded National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant will allow a chemical engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to — along with his team — explore novel uses of TMDCs in an optoelectronic device, which uses light to create electricity.

Channels: Energy, Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Technology, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 10:20 AM EST
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Newswise: How to Make it Easier to Turn Plant Waste into Biofuels

How to Make it Easier to Turn Plant Waste into Biofuels

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Researchers have developed a new process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Their approach, featuring an ammonia-salt based solvent that rapidly turns plant fibers into sugars needed to make ethanol, works well at close to room temperature, unlike conventional processes, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Green Chemistry.

Channels: All Journal News, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Science, Green Tech, Chemistry,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Connecting the dots in the sky could shed new light on dark matter

Connecting the dots in the sky could shed new light on dark matter

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Astrophysicists have come a step closer to understanding the origin of a faint glow of gamma rays covering the night sky. They found that this light is brighter in regions that contain a lot of matter and dimmer where matter is sparser – a correlation that could help them narrow down the properties of exotic astrophysical objects and invisible dark matter.

Channels: DOE Science News, Energy, Particle Physics, Physics, Space and Astronomy, Technology, DOE Science News, All Journal News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 3:45 PM EST
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Department of Energy Announces $625 Million for New Quantum Centers

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $625 million over the next five years to establish two to five multidisciplinary Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers in support of the National Quantum Initiative.

Channels: DOE Science News, Energy, Quantum Mechanics, Technology, DOE Science News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
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Department of Energy to Provide $75 Million for Bioenergy Crops Research

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a plan to provide up to $75 million over five years for research to develop sustainable bioenergy crops tolerant of environmental stress and resilient to changing environmental conditions.

Channels: Agriculture, Biotech, DOE Science News, Energy, Environmental Science, Food Science, DOE Science News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
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Newswise: Daniel Bardayan: Then and Now

Daniel Bardayan: Then and Now

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Daniel W. Bardayan is a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, formerly a senior research staff member in the Physics Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Tennessee.

Channels: DOE Science News, Energy, In the Workplace, Nuclear Physics, Physics, DOE Science News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 10:45 AM EST
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