Collaborators of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, an experiment led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have shown they can shield a sensitive, scalable 44-kilogram germanium detector array from background radioactivity
Findings on how differently sized nuclei respond to spin offer new insight into mechanisms affecting particle production in proton-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)
New observations confirm an 80-year-old quantum theory
Scientists use the high-energy beams, which must be stable and intense to work effectively, to unlock the ultimate structure of matter
Model identifies fluctuations in the glue-like particles that bind quarks within protons as essential to explaining experimental data on proton structure
Using electron microscopes, it is possible to image individual atoms
Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, have combined their results and observed a previously unseen subatomic process.
From new insights into the building blocks of matter to advances in understanding batteries, superconductors, and a protein that could help fight cancer, 2014 was a year of stunning successes for the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Oh, and did we mention the opening of a brand new facility that will push the limits of discovery across the scientific spectrum? For details on these and the rest of our Top-10 breakthroughs, check out the items below. You can follow Brookhaven Lab on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr to learn about the discoveries of 2015 as they happen.
Researchers at Berkeley Lab ramp up energy of laser-plasma “tabletop” accelerator.