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March 24, 2017
A New Gem Inside the CMS Detector
Scientists and engineers at Fermilab and 21 U.S. universities have been assembling and testing a new pixel detector to replace the current one as part
March 22, 2017
Single-Angle Ptychography Allows 3D Imaging of Stressed Materials
Scientists have used a new X-ray diffraction technique called Bragg single-angle ptychography to get a clear picture of how planes of atoms shift and
March 20, 2017
New Feedback System Could Allow Greater Control Over Fusion Plasma
Physicist Imène Goumiri has created a new system that will let scientists control the energy and rotation of plasma in real time in a doughnut-shaped
March 1, 2017
Cracking the Mystery of Perfect Efficiency: Investigating Superconductors
From the turn of the last century to today, scientists have explored why superconductors never lose current.
February 27, 2017
Diamonds That Deliver
Neutrons, simulation analysis of tRNA-nanodiamond combo could transform drug delivery design principles.
February 22, 2017
The Heat is On
X-rays reveal how simulated atmospheric entry conditions impact spacecraft shielding.
January 30, 2017
For This Metal, Electricity Flows, But Not the Heat
Berkeley-led study finds law-breaking property in vanadium dioxide that could lead to applications in thermoelectrics, window coatings.
January 18, 2017
Meet the Director: Kelly Gaffney
Kelly Gaffney is the director of the SSRL, a user facility that produces extremely bright x-rays as a resource for researchers to study our world at
January 11, 2017
Meet the Director: John Hill
John Hill directs the NSLS-II User Facility in its mission, providing extremely bright X-rays for basic and applied research in biology and medicine,
January 5, 2017
Light Can Switch On Topological Materials
Computer simulations show how light pulses can create channels that conduct electricity with no resistance in atomically thin semiconductors.
December 27, 2016
Researchers Use World's Smallest Diamonds to Make Wires Three Atoms Wide
Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a way to use diamondoids – the s
December 21, 2016
Laser Pulses Help Scientists Tease Apart Complex Electron Interactions
Time-resolved "stop-action" measurements identify an unusual form of energy loss.
December 20, 2016
New Graphene-Based System Could Help Us ‘See’ Electrical Signaling in Heart and Nerve Cells
Berkeley-Stanford team creates a system to visualize faint electric fields.
December 14, 2016
Meet the Director: Buddy Bland
Project director Buddy Bland lives the DOE’s computing mission: to discover, develop, and use computers to solve the biggest problems in science,
December 8, 2016
A Syllabus in Cosmic Rays
What have scientists learned in five years of studying cosmic rays with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment?
December 7, 2016
Meet the Director: Andrew Hutton
Director of the CEBAF user facility Andrew Hutton’s love for accelerators started at age 17.
November 30, 2016
Glowing Crystals Can Detect, Cleanse Contaminated Drinking Water
X-ray study at Berkeley Lab explores atomic structure of tiny traps for heavy metals.
November 21, 2016
X-Rays Capture Unprecedented Images of Photosynthesis in Action
Berkeley Lab-led scientists illuminate protein as it splits water to create oxygen.
November 15, 2016
Supercomputers’ Pit Crews
Smart, tough teams help scientists get the best performance from supercomputers to provide the insights needed to understand how everything from
November 14, 2016
Simulations Show Swirling Rings, Whirlpool-Like Structure in Subatomic ‘Soup’
International team including Berkeley Lab researcher surprised by complex dynamics in model of quark-gluon plasma.
November 7, 2016
SLAC and Berkeley Lab Researchers Prepare for Scientific Computing on the Exascale
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is developing cutting-edge scientific applications in two computing projects for future exascale supercomputers t
November 3, 2016
Photosynthesis: Gathering Sunshine with the World’s Smallest Antennas
Research on photosynthetic antenna complexes illuminates how they harvest light in plants, algae and bacteria.
October 26, 2016
The Search for Dark Matter
From deep underground to outer space, researchers supported by the DOE’s Office of Science are working to understand this mysterious type of matter.
October 25, 2016
Amazon Study Reveals that Rainstorms Transport Atmospheric Particles Essential for Cloud Formation
Tracking atmospheric particles in a pristine environment will help scientists understand the impact of industrial aerosols on climate.
October 24, 2016
New Bacteria Groups, and Stunning Diversity, Discovered Underground
Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley research also provides new clues about the roles of subsurface microbes in globally important cycles.