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1-Jun-2004
Argonne tests, creates fuel cells to power the future
Fuel cells are a key component of the nation's plan for a secure energy future. Fuel cells convert hydrogen gas into electricity and water. Since hydrogen can be produced from a variety of domestic resources, researchers are seeking cost-efficient ways to use it to meet the nation's growing energy needs and reduce the nation's oil reliance.

Contact: Catherine Foster
media@anl.gov
630-252-5580
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Jun-2004
Fueling the hydrogen future with Argonne's ceramic membrane
A ceramic membrane developed at Argonne brings fuel-cell cars closer to reality by efficiently and inexpensively extracting hydrogen from fossil fuels.

Contact: Catherine Foster
media@anl.gov
630-252-5580
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Jun-2004
Superconductivity team wins top research prizes
Awards presented in 2003 to three Argonne scientists highlighted the excellence of Argonne's superconductivity program.

Contact: Catherine Foster
media@anl.gov
630-252-5580
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

21-May-2004
First seven years of physics with CEBAF
To recognize and review the accomplishments of Jefferson Lab, the JLab User Group Board of Directors organized the symposium which was held June 11-13, 2003 and dedicated to the memory of Nathan Isgur, Jefferson Lab's first Chief Scientist. The meeting was divided into eight topics: nucleon form factors, few-body physics, reactions involving nuclei, strangeness production, structure functions, parity violation, deep exclusive reactions, and hadron spectroscopy. Each topic was presented by one experimentalist and one theorist.

Contact: Linda Ware
ware@jlab.org
757-269-7689
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

6-May-2004
Brookhaven-developed recyclable catalyst may help to reduce hazardous industrial waste
Brookhaven chemists have developed a new, "green" catalyst -- one that converts chemical reactants into usable products without producing waste.

Contact: Morris Bullock
bullock@bnl.gov
631-344-4315
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

6-May-2004
Brookhaven develops clean, sustainable energy alternatives
Biofuel field testing, wind-energy design, battery-material development, natural-gas harvesting, clean hydrogen production -- these are several of the alternative-energy research initiatives now underway at Brookhaven. The goal is to transfer to industry technology that solves world-wide energy challenges in an innovative, economically feasible fashion.

Contact: William Horak
horak@bnl.gov
631-344-2627
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

6-May-2004
Let the light shine: SPEAR3 up and running
SPEAR3's shutters are open and users are getting their first taste of work with the completely rebuilt synchrotron radiation facility.

Contact: The Interaction Point
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

27-Apr-2004
Sandia to lead Center of Excellence
In his State of the Union address last year, President Bush proclaimed, "our scientists and engineers will overcome obstacles to taking these cars from laboratory to showroom so that the first car driven by a child born today could be powered by hydrogen, and pollution-free." Stepping up to that challenge are researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in California, which has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead a virtual Center of Excellence for the development of reversible metal hydrides materials.

Contact: Mike Janes
mejanes@sandia.gov
925-294-2447
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

5-Apr-2004
Engine shows diesel efficiency without the emissions
Computer models are helping Laboratory engineers better understand the homogeneous compression charge ignition engine, a fuel-efficient engine with reduced harmful emissions.

Contact: Salvador Aceves
aceves6@llnl.gov
925-422-0864
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

5-Apr-2004
Defending against corrosion
Livermore researchers are designing a rugged system to prevent nuclear wastes from seeping into the environment at the proposed underground repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

Contact: Dan McCright
mccright1@llnl.gov
925-422-7051
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1-Apr-2004
Shooting for the moons
Exploring planets beyond Mars will require a power source different from those now deployed in American spacecraft. Radioisotope thermal generators and solar energy cannot meet the challenges posed by proposed missions to the cold, dark regions of our solar system. ORNL engineers are convinced nuclear fission power will.

Contact: ORNL Review
865-574-7183
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1-Apr-2004
Getting credit
When nuclear fuel is irradiated, or "burned," in a reactor, its reactivity drops as the uranium fuel is consumed and fission products accumulate. The less reactive the burned, or spent, fuel removed from the reactor, the less likely that the fuel can go critical, or sustain a chain reaction.

Contact: ORNL Review
865-574-7183
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1-Apr-2004
Staying In the comfort zone
Randy Nanstad examines the setup for a fracture toughness test of a stainless steel cladding specimen from the Davis-Besse reactor pressure vessel head.

Contact: ORNL Review
865-574-7183
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1-Apr-2004
Recovering fuel from waste
The nation's permanent nuclear waste repository could be used more efficiently than currently planned, according to ORNL's Emory Collins. He and his colleagues believe it makes sense for the repository to take mainly nuclear fission products, or 5% of the wastes, and turn away the bulk of the waste--spent nuclear fuel. The usable uranium and plutonium in this material could be extracted, chemically treated, and recycled as mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel for nuclear reactors.

Contact: ORNL Review
865-574-7183
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1-Apr-2004
Coming full circle
The resurrection of gas centrifuge technology for uranium enrichment--a dream come true for many Oak Ridge researchers--has brought the largest CRADA ever to ORNL.

Contact: ORNL Review
865-574-7183
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1-Apr-2004
A revolutionary reactor concept
A revolutionary nuclear reactor concept, based partly on ORNL's past coolant and fuel research, could be an economical source of hydrogen. Called the Advanced High-Temperature Reactor(AHTR), it would cost only half as much as current gas-cooled reactor concepts.

Contact: ORNL Review
865-574-7183
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1-Apr-2004
Can the next generation take the heat?
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has long been a world leader in materials research, and now with the resurgence of interest in nuclear energy, ORNL has a leading role in developing and selecting materials for the next generation of nuclear power plants.

Contact: ORNL Review
865-574-7183
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1-Apr-2004
Fabricating fuels
Over the past decade, increased public pressure to provide more electricity, reduce air pollution, and slow the rate of global warming has led many Americans to revisit the potential of nuclear power to meet anticipated demands for more energy. The Department of Energy and others in the scientific community are interested in adapting the gas-cooled reactor for use both in producing hydrogen for fuel cells to power cars and buildings and in supplying electricity competitively.

Contact: ORNL Review
865-574-7183
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

22-Mar-2004
Caolionn O'Connell aims for higher energies
In between trail-running expeditions through California's Portola Valley, Caolionn O'Connell can be found luring electrons to surf waves of energy so powerful they rip matter apart.

Contact: Jeff Sherwood
jeff.sherwood@hq.doe.gov
202-586-5806
DOE/US Department of Energy

10-Mar-2004
In a virtual sky, astronomers find dark matter
Making sense of the data coming from the Large Area Telescope (LAT), one of two main instruments of the GLAST mission, will take highly trained eyes and sophisticated software. Once the NASA probe is in orbit in 2007, astronomers will be able to hit the ground running thanks to three rounds of a simulation drill called Data Challenges, or DC. After six months of preparation, the first round started last December and ended successfully with a SLAC workshop in February.

Contact: Editorial Team
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

3-Mar-2004
INEEL helps design winter wonder bus
Yellowstone National Park may soon become more accessible in both winter and summer, thanks to collaborative efforts to develop a new alternative fuel vehicle.

Contact: Teri Ehresman
ehr@inel.gov
208-526-7785
DOE/Idaho National Laboratory

1-Mar-2004
Dance of the planes
Less than four years after breaking ground at Fermilab for an underground complex consisting of 4,000 feet of tunnels and two experimental halls, scientists of the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search collaboration are preparing for the first components of a 1,000-ton neutrino detector to go underground. Technicians will lower the first of 282 octagonal-shaped detector planes--each weighing more than a pickup truck--down a 350-foot shaft on the Fermilab site in March.

Contact: Kurt Riesselmann
kurtr@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Mar-2004
The sensitive giant
CERN's Large Hadron Collider, set to begin operations later this decade, will boast four new detectors around its 16-mile ring. Fermilab is heavily involved in the Compact Muon Solenoid, but the LHC is constructing another huge multipurpose detector in competition for discovery of the Higgs particle and several other fundamental targets: ATLAS, A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS.

Contact: Matt Hutson
mhutson@fnal.gov
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Mar-2004
Budget talks
Flat budgets, visa roadblocks, contract competition and the search for a new director stood out as the hot topics at the Universities Research Association's annual Council of Presidents meeting on February 4 at the National Academy of Sciences. And with the unveiling of the Department of Energy's FY05 budget request only days before the meeting, it came as no surprise when funding concerns took center stage.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Mar-2004
Good neighbor policy
In a major step toward strengthening relationships with its neighbors, Fermilab is forming a Community Task Force on Public Participation with about 25 representatives from DuPage, Kane and DeKalb Counties.

Contact: Katie Yurkewicz
katie@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

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