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30-Sep-2002
Opportunity NOx
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers put their expertise in surface science and catalysis to work when they developed an effective plasma catalysis system for treating engine exhaust one of the first advanced emissions control technologies developed by the Laboratory.

Contact: Ginny Sliman
virginia.sliman@pnl.gov
509-375-4372
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

30-Sep-2002
Modeling for success
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's unique approach to computational modeling with solid oxide fuel cells combines computational chemistry codes, computational fluid dynamics and computational mechanics. It allows PNNL researchers to study not only the electrochemical reactions in fuel cells, but also how the electrochemical reactions interact with fuel cell design.

Contact: Ginny Sliman
virginia.sliman@pnl.gov
509-375-4372
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

30-Sep-2002
Fuel cells for transportation
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing fuel cells that use a vehicle's existing fuel supply to provide auxiliary power for creature comforts, such as air-conditioning, keeping drinks cold in mini-refrigerators and viewing DVDs--all without running the vehicle's engine or draining its battery.

Contact: Ginny Sliman
virginia.sliman@pnl.gov
509-375-4372
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

30-Sep-2002
Security technologies meet the needs of industry
A device that identifies contents in sealed containers and a system that can diagnose engine problems while the equipment is operating are among several innovative technologies developed for national security applications and moved into the marketplace by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. PNNL conducts scientific research in energy, the environment, national security, information technology and health, making an effort to commercialize technologies so they can help solve critical problems for industry and society.

Contact: Ginny Sliman
virginia.sliman@pnl.gov
509-375-4372
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

30-Sep-2002
Cooking up a better cathode
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing new cathode material for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). Their goal is to find a cathode material that will produce high power in the range of 600 to 800 degrees Celsius--low compared to the more typical SOFC operating temperature of 1,000 degrees Celsius.

Contact: Ginny Sliman
virginia.sliman@pnl.gov
509-375-4372
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

20-Sep-2002
FYI
If you've ever tried to speak with a member of the military, you know that comprehension is nearly impossible unless you're familiar with its language. You probably also know that its language of acronyms sometimes seems...well, pointless. They don't have cars, they have POVs--Privately Owned Vehicles.

Contact: Pam Zerbinos
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

20-Sep-2002
New neutrino experiment at Fermilab goes live
Scientists of the Booster Neutrino Experiment collaboration announced on September 9 that a new detector at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has observed its first neutrino events.

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

6-Sep-2002
$20 SPS membership brings married undergraduate students to Jefferson Lab for research experience
Russell's efforts in calibrating the UTEP/Orsay instrumented collimator allowed Hall B researchers to align the linearly polarized beam to within 50 microns. According to Phil Cole, this is quite an achievement and will increase the quality of data for the g8a run in Hall B. Juliette's time was spent working on the resolutions and count rates for exclusive p0 (pi zero) production. "I've been plotting the resolutions from single-arm phase space simulations."

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

30-Aug-2002
OSTP's Marburger visits Fermilab
I am personally excited about particle physics," John Marburger, the Bush Administration's director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, told a Fermilab audience earlier this month. Furthermore, he said, now is a great time to be a particle physicist.

Contact: Judy Jackson
jjackson@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

30-Aug-2002
Interactions - Communicating particle physics in the 21st century
Physics is in crisis. We have lost our ideals and focus as a unified field. The reasons for this loss can be traced to recent history as well as to pressures currently felt within the physics community. Particle physics used to be the dominant area and had pride-of-place in our discipline. It was "basic" and "fundamental." It was exciting, with many great discoveries taking place and with a unified picture of the interactions emerging.

Contact: Mike Perricone
mikep@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

26-Aug-2002
NREL 25th Anniversary
At the foot of a rocky mesa on the outskirts of Golden, Colo., a small cadre of scientists and engineers gathered on July 5, 1977 to launch DOE's Solar Energy Research Institute, a federal facility dedicated to harnessing power from the sun. They had high hopes and a pioneering spirit. This year, some of those same pioneers are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their ambitious endeavor, today known as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Contact: Gary Schmitz
gary_schmitz@nrel.gov
303-275-4050
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

12-Aug-2002
Mission: Luminosity
The sign says it all about our mission for this critical time in the Beams Division and at Fermilab--we are focused on improving the performance of the Tevatron for Run II, almost to the exclusion of anything else. Lots of people have already told me how much they like it--an indication that people in the division and in the laboratory are committed to succeeding.

Contact: Judy Jackson
jjackson@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

9-Aug-2002
Syracuse joins the search
The first chancellor of Syracuse University allowed his cow to graze on campus. But from those pastoral roots, the university has grown to be leader in the development of science and technology in New York state. In the 1980s, Syracuse launched one of the state's first Centers for Advanced Technology–the CASE Center--to revitalize local economic growth through technology. Last year, New York state was the second-largest sponsor, after the federal government, of research at the university.

Contact: Judy Jackson
jjackson@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

7-Aug-2002
Los Alamos GENIE mimics evolution to get at complex features in digital images
A system created at Los Alamos National Laboratory mimics evolution to create more effective algorithms for detecting features in digital images produced by a variety of remote-sensing techniques.

Contact: Bill Dupuy
wdupuy@lanl.gov
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

29-Jul-2002
Designer molecules set the trend for advancing science
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing computational tools to rapidly design and build new molecular structures and screen them before synthesizing the real molecule. The power of this approach is illustrated in the April 26, 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Mary Ace
mary.ace@pnl.gov
509-372-4277
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

25-Jul-2002
Imaging system visualizes plasma turbulence
Researchers from three laboratories funded by the U. S. Department of Energy have captured high-resolution images of instabilities that cause heat to leak rapidly from the plasma edge of the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) and the Alcator C-Mod fusion experiments. Advanced imaging cameras were used to freeze plasma action at a rate of up to 1 million frames per second.

Contact: Anthony R. DeMeo
ademeo@pppl.gov
609-243-2755
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

19-Jul-2002
Fermilab and LHC: A major stakeholder
The United States has a $531 million commitment to provide accelerator and detector components for the Large Hadron Collider, which is under construction at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, and which will begin operations later this decade. With a major role in construction of the LHC accelerator and the CMS detector, Fermilab will be positioned for a major role in the emergent physics when LHC begins operating later this decade.

Contact: Judy Jackson
jjackson@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

19-Jul-2002
Measuring up
Physics is the science of measurement, and measurement relies on unchanging standards--the inch, the centimeter, the second, the electron volt. But what if a standard is distorted and unreliable? How can a measurement be accurate?

Contact: Mike Perricone
mikep@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

19-Jul-2002
Notes from underground
Neutrinos fly through the earth with the greatest of ease. In the blink of eye, they flit effortlessly through the planet's rocky crust at nearly the speed of light. Not so for the miners of generations past who dug their way, foot by backbreaking, dangerous foot, through the rock of Minnesota's Iron Range.

Contact: Judy Jackson
jjackson@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

15-Jul-2002
Tiny device can detect hidden nuclear weapons
A small, portable detector for finding concealed nuclear weapons and materials has been developed by the Argonne National Laboratory. When fully developed, the device could assist international inspectors charged with preventing smuggling and unauthorized use of nuclear weapons and materials.

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

15-Jul-2002
New CO2 process for higher-density microchip fabrication
Patented process developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory is designed to remove limits to the superconductor industry's growth while also solving environmental issues.

Contact: Bill Dupuy
wdupuy@lanl.gov
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

1-Jul-2002
Wallace recognized for work in China
NREL's Bill Wallace was awarded the 2001 Chinese National Friendship Award for his outstanding contributions towards the long-term development of renewable energy in China. The Friendship Award is the highest-level state award that can be given to foreign experts in China. In 2001, 50 foreign experts from 17 countries were recognized in ceremonies conducted during the national celebration of the 52nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Contact: Sarah Holmes Barba
sarah_barba@nrel.gov
303-275-3023
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

1-Jul-2002
NREL sponsors Habitat House in honor of anniversary
The Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory's managing partners, Midwest Research Institute (MRI), Battelle and Bechtel, are sponsoring the construction of a Habitat for Humanity home by providing the sponsorship fee. NREL's commitment calls for 3,000 volunteer hours to help build the house. Volunteers will be recruited from NREL and DOE staff, friends and family members.

Contact: Sarah Holmes Barba
sarah_barba@nrel.gov
303-275-3023
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

28-Jun-2002
Particle physics made painless
When you're searching for something, you can usually count on finding it in the last place you look. The search might take you through countless nooks and crannies, but each one that comes up empty serves to reduce the number of nooks and crannies remaining to look.

Contact: Judy Jackson
jjackson@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

28-Jun-2002
Come-from-behind success
Research can be as dramatic as a sports tournament. Even if you are off to a slow start, your team still can show a strong performance in the playoffs. The discovery of the bottom quark, found twenty-five years ago at Fermilab, is a case in point.

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

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