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Steady as She Goes02.19.19Science Highlight

Steady as She Goes

Scientists tame damaging edge instabilities in steady-state conditions required in a fusion reactor. Read More »

Silicon and a State of Shock02.19.19Science Highlight

Silicon and a State of Shock

A novel experimental geometry at the Linac Coherent Light Source reveals, for the first time, how silicon responds to shocks similar to those in a planet’s core. Read More »

Not All Ions in Tokamaks Go with the Flow02.19.19Science Highlight

Not All Ions in Tokamaks Go with the Flow

Spectroscopic measurements reveal that main ions flow much faster than impurities at the edge of fusion-relevant plasmas. Read More »

New Model Sheds Light on Key Physics of Magnetic Islands that Can Halt Fusion Reactions02.17.19Science Highlight

New Model Sheds Light on Key Physics of Magnetic Islands that Can Halt Fusion Reactions

Surprisingly, a magnetic island does not necessarily perturb the plasma current in a dangerous way and destroy fusion performance. Read More »

High-Energy X-Ray Bursts from Low-Energy Plasma02.17.19Science Highlight

High-Energy X-Ray Bursts from Low-Energy Plasma

Scientists discover why solar flares produce X-rays; a few electrons avoid collisions and accelerate to produce a microsecond burst. Read More »

Pinnacle Engines Develops Efficient, Low-Emission Gasoline Engine Using Supercomputing 02.12.19Science Highlight

Pinnacle Engines Develops Efficient, Low-Emission Gasoline Engine Using Supercomputing

Researchers modeled design concepts for innovative, opposed-piston engine on Titan supercomputer. Read More »

Measuring the Impossible: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen and Helium02.11.19Science Highlight

Measuring the Impossible: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen and Helium

The two most abundant elements in the universe, hydrogen and helium, were previously thought to be impossible to measure by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Read More »

Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life02.11.19Science Highlight

Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life

The 3.7-billion-year-old structures were considered the first evidence for life on the planet; new evidence suggests differently. Read More »

Taking Diamond Qubits for a Spin02.11.19Science Highlight

Taking Diamond Qubits for a Spin

Scientists use implanted silicon ions and electricity to increase the spin time of quantum bits, moving closer to the tech needed for quantum networks. Read More »

How Sunlight Energizes Electrons to Break Nitrogen and Form Ammonia02.11.19Science Highlight

How Sunlight Energizes Electrons to Break Nitrogen and Form Ammonia

Molybdenum-based complex harvests light to make inert nitrogen gas reactive to potentially become part of fertilizer. Read More »

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