Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a quantum simulator that can engineer interactions among hundreds of quantum bits (qubits)—10 times more than previous devices.
Month: May 2012
CMS discovers new particle
The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN has submitted a paper for publication describing the first observation of a new particle, an excited beauty baryon called the ?b*0 (?b is pronounced "Csai - bee").
Test facility at KEK becomes an accelerator
On April 13 at KEK’s superconducting radio frequency test facility (STF), researchers successfully transported beam to the beam dump. The dump, located in the last part of the accelerator, is designed to absorb the energy of particles within accelerated beam. Now STF is no longer a test facility: it is the STF accelerator.
New Light Source construction more than 70 percent complete
Construction of the $912-million National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory is more than 70 percent complete – on schedule and on budget.
Ames Lab’s Canfield makes mark in condensed matter physics
Paul Canfield, a physicist at DOE’s Ames Laboratory, is known for his skill in synthesizing and characterizing materials in small, single-crystal form. And that work recently earned him a big prize: Canfield will receive an Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award on May 21.
CGA announces Leonard Parker Pool Safety Awards
The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) has announced the 2011 Leonard Parker Pool Safety Awards, sponsored by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Cryo Diffusion to provide helium equipment for RasLaffan project in Qatar
Cryo Diffusion has been awarded a contract by Air Liquide for helium valve boxes and vacuum insulated lines for the Qatar Helium 2 Project.
Bureau of Land Management adjusts price of 2013 federal crude helium
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces revised pricing for crude helium that will be offered during its 2013 Open Market Sale effective October 2012.
SIMES Professor honored for superconductivity research
Steven Kivelson, a member of SLAC’s Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Science, has been named a winner of the 2012 John Bardeen Prize, in recognition of his theoretical research that has provided significant insights into the nature of “unconventional” superconductors.
University of Wyoming professor creates large infrared camera to study history of universe
Michael Pierce plans to study the history of the cosmos -- going back 10 billion years -- with an infrared camera it took him seven years to create.