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Extreme Plasma Theories Are Being Put To The Test
2012-08-07 13:20:41

The first controlled studies of extremely hot, dense matter have overthrown the widely accepted 50-year old model used to explain how ions influence each other's behavior in a dense plasma. The results should benefit a wide range of fields, from research aimed at tapping nuclear fusion as an energy source to understanding the inner workings of stars. The study also demonstrates the unique capabilities of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser at the U.S. Department of Energy...

Photovoltaics Can Be Made From Any Semiconductor
2012-07-27 08:54:50

Berkeley Lab technology could open door to more widespread solar energy devices A technology that would enable low-cost, high efficiency solar cells to be made from virtually any semiconductor material has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. This technology opens the door to the use of plentiful, relatively inexpensive semiconductors, such as the...

2012-06-27 17:50:04

Berkeley Lab Development Holds Promise for Nanolasers, LEDs, Optical Sensors and Photonic Communications The world´s smallest three-dimensional optical cavities with the potential to generate the world´s most intense nanolaser beams have been created by a scientific team led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. In addition to nanolasers, these unique...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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