DOE's Jefferson Lab is in the midst of a $310 million upgrade project to provide physicists worldwide with an unprecedented ability to study the basic building blocks of matter. Now, key components of the upgrade to the lab’s particle accelerator have aced a rigorous test conducted under real operating conditions, confirming that the newly designed, state-of-the art components meet specification.
Month: June 2012
A new tool to attack the mysteries of high-temperature superconductivity
Superconductivity, in which electric current flows without resistance, promises huge energy savings – from low-voltage electric grids with no transmission losses, superefficient motors and generators and myriad other schemes.
LBNE builds 35-ton prototype cryostat
The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment at Fermilab is moving ahead with prototyping activities for a liquid-argon far detector.
NASA seeks early stage innovations for space technologies from US universities
NASA is seeking proposals from accredited US universities focused on innovative, early-stage space technologies that will improve shielding from space radiation, spacecraft thermal management and optical systems.
Researchers develop probe for ultracold quantum matter
In a paper published in Nature Physics, a research group from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University reports the development and demonstration of a novel probe for atomic quantum matter.
Exotic particles, chilled and trapped, form giant matter wave
A collaborative research group of physicists have trapped and cooled exotic particles called excitons so effectively that they condensed and cohered to form a giant matter wave.
Driving the magnet revolution for future accelerators
Over the years, engineers have found ways to cram more and more transistors onto a single integrated circuit. As a result of these improvements, they have been able to pack more computing power into smaller machines.
MRI offers preventive medicine for pipelines
Two UC-Berkeley engineers have developed an MRI machine that can examine the state of underground pipelines to check for corrosion.
CASIS salutes SpaceX on Dragon’s berth with ISS
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on the International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory, congratulated SpaceX on the successful berthing of the Dragon capsule to the ISS on May 25.
AMSC receives exclusive right to fundamental HTS patent
AMSC announced on June 5 that it has acquired exclusive rights to a fundamental high temperature superconductor (HTS) patent in the US. The patent covers a broad range of second generation (2G) and similar HTS materials, wire and power-related applications.
Oxford Instruments installs superconducting magnet at UK’s synchrotron facility
Oxford Instruments has recently installed a state-of-the-art 14 Tesla superconducting magnet system for ultra-high-vacuum experiments at Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron facility.
High-temperature superconductivity starts with nanoscale electronic oases
High-temperature superconductivity doesn't happen all it once. It starts in isolated nanoscale patches that gradually expand until they take over.
Leading physicist becomes executive director of NINT
An expert in nano-electronics will lead Canada’s National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) into its second decade. The NINT governing council has named Dr. Marie D’Iorio as its new Executive Director.