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November 7, 2014
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Mysteries of Space Dust Revealed

Berkeley Lab researchers help give a first look at suspected extra-solar particles. The first analysis of space dust collected by a special collector onboard NASA’s Stardust mission and sent back to Earth for study in 2006 suggests the tiny specks, … Continue reading

January 26, 2014
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Natural 3D Counterpart to Graphene Discovered

Researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source Find New Form of Quantum Matter The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene – the 2D sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed at … Continue reading

December 31, 2013
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New Spectroscopic Technique Could Accelerate the Push for Better Batteries

Method developed at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source measures electronic changes in a working battery electrode A new technique developed at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source could help scientists better understand and improve the materials required for high-performance lithium-ion batteries … Continue reading

September 9, 2013
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From Mentee to Mentor, Berkeley Lab’s Education Programs Inspire Scientists

Question: “What did you do this summer?” Answer: “I built the Advanced Light Source.” It’s the rare undergraduate who can say they spent their vacation building a third-generation synchrotron, but that’s exactly what Seno Rekawa did in the summer of … Continue reading

June 22, 2013
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Whirlpools on the Nanoscale Could Multiply Magnetic Memory

At the Advanced Light Source, Berkeley Lab scientists join an international team to control spin orientation in magnetic nanodisks “We spent 15 percent of home energy on gadgets in 2009, and we’re buying more gadgets all the time,” says Peter … Continue reading

January 31, 2013
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Synchrotron Infrared Unveils a Mysterious Microbial Community

Berkeley Lab scientists join an international collaboration to understand how archaea and bacteria work together deep in a cold sulfur spring In the fall of 2010, Hoi-Ying Holman of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) … Continue reading

January 12, 2013
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New Path to More Efficient Organic Solar Cells Uncovered at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source

Why are efficient and affordable solar cells so highly coveted? Volume. The amount of solar energy lighting up Earth’s land mass every year is nearly 3,000 times the total amount of annual human energy use. But to compete with energy … Continue reading

June 8, 2012
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A New Tool to Attack the Mysteries of High-Temperature Superconductivity

Berkeley Lab researchers use an ultrafast laser to better understand high-temperature superconductors Superconductivity, in which electric current flows without resistance, promises huge energy savings – from low-voltage electric grids with no transmission losses, superefficient motors and generators, and myriad other … Continue reading