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Rare earth-doped glass boosts lasers, tests experimental theories at National Ignition Facility

By April Gocha / October 15, 2015

The Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s National Ignition Facility—“the world’s largest and most energetic laser facility ever built”—contains thousands of rare earth-doped glass slabs that collectively amplify laser pulses into the facility’s incredible testing capacity.

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Spending at nation’s federal R&D centers down—again

By Jessica McMathis / May 7, 2015

The majority of the nation’s federally-funded R&D centers slashed spending in fiscal year 2013 by more than $1 billion over the previous year.

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DOE pledges $9M to advance hydrogen storage technologies for fuel cells

By April Gocha / May 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it will be dishing out $9 million to help fund projects aimed at advancing hydrogen storage systems and developing a supply chain for hydrogen storage systems for fuel cells.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 6, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest on May 6, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / July 2, 2013

Sound waves precisely position nanowires Researchers at Penn State University are using sound waves to position nanowires in repeatable patterns for potential use in a variety of sensors, optoelectronics and nanoscale circuits. The researchers looked at the placement of metallic nanowires in solution on a piezoelectric substrate, applying an alternating current to the substrate to…

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