Identifying lower-energy neutrinos with a liquid-argon particle detector

An experiment at Fermilab has made a significant advance in the detection of neutrinos that hide themselves at lower energies. The ArgoNeuT experiment recently demonstrated for the first time that a particular class of particle detector — those that use liquid argon — can identify signals in an energy range that particle physicists call the “MeV range.”

Scientists move quantum optic networks a step closer to reality

Researchers at Argonne, UChicago and Northwestern have moved quantum optic networks a step closer to reality. The ability to precisely control the interactions of light and matter at the nanoscale could help such a network transmit larger amounts of data more quickly and securely than an electrical network. 

Key advances in scientific research and innovation in 2018

In 2018, we saw the launch of a named probe into the sun, the growth of a quantum technology hub, the critical first particle tracks in a new detector, discovered genes that may aid spinal cord healing, uncovered ways to boost achievement in math performance, produced a battery that runs on air, developed a technique to create atomically-thin fabrics, and more.