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October 4, 2013
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Flawed Diamonds: Gems for New Technology

Using ultra-fast laser pulses, a team of researchers led by UA assistant professor Vanessa Huxter has made the first detailed observation of how energy travels through diamonds containing nitrogen-vacancy centers – promising candidates for a variety of technological advances such … Continue reading

October 29, 2012
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State-of-the-Art Beams from Table-Top Accelerators

Berkeley Lab’s lead in laser plasma acceleration research continues with new benchmarks for electron beam quality Part One: Focusing in on beam focus The rapidly evolving technology of laser plasma accelerators (LPAs) – called “table-top accelerators” because their length can … Continue reading

March 8, 2012
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Researchers Capture First-Ever Images of Atoms Moving in a Molecule

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Using a new ultrafast camera, researchers have recorded the first real-time image of two atoms vibrating in a molecule. Key to the experiment, which appears in this week’s issue of the journal Nature, is the researchers’ use … Continue reading

January 8, 2012
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The Next Big Step Toward Atom-Specific Dynamical Chemistry

*Berkeley Lab scientists push chemistry to the edge, testing plans for a new generation of light sources* For Ali Belkacem of Berkeley Lab’s Chemical Sciences Division, “What is chemistry?” is not a rhetorical question. “Chemistry is inherently dynamical,” he answers. … Continue reading

September 1, 2010
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Listen up! U-M Experiment Records Ultrafast Chemical Reaction with Vibrational Echoes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — To watch a magician transform a vase of flowers into a rabbit, it’s best to have a front-row seat. Likewise, for chemical transformations in solution, the best view belongs to the molecular spectators closest to the … Continue reading