Friday, October 20, 2017
Home Tags Berkeley Lab

Tag: Berkeley Lab

healthcare

Screening for Disease or Toxins in a Drop of Blood

The promise of being able to quickly and accurately screen for diseases or chemical contaminants in a tiny drop of blood has long been...
hydrogen

Reimagining Hydrogen: A Small Molecule With Large-Scale Ideas

While hydrogen is often talked about as a pollution-free fuel of the future, especially for use in fuel cell electric vehicles, hydrogen can be...
Earthquake

Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of Exascale

With emerging exascale supercomputers, researchers will soon be able to accurately simulate the ground motions of regional earthquakes quickly and in unprecedented detail, as...
quantum computing

Quantum Computation to Tackle Fundamental Science Problems

For more than 50 years, Moore’s Law has reigned supreme. The observation that the number of transistors on a computer chip doubles roughly every...
bijel

Nanoparticle Supersoap Creates ‘Bijel’ With Potential as Sculptable Fluid

A new two-dimensional film, made of polymers and nanoparticles and developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab),...
fuel

Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and Ethylene

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have harnessed the power of photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into fuels...
Copper Catalyst

Copper Catalyst Yields High Efficiency CO2-to-Fuels Conversion

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new electrocatalyst that can directly convert carbon dioxide into...
fuel cells

New Study on Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals Makes Inroads Toward Next-Gen Fuel Cells

A powdery mix of metal nanocrystals wrapped in single-layer sheets of carbon atoms, developed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley...
dna protein

Berkeley Lab Scientists Map Key DNA Protein Complex at Near-Atomic Resolution

Chalking up another success for a new imaging technology that has energized the field of structural biology, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence...
syngas

Scientists Fine-Tune System to Create ‘Syngas’ from CO2

Scientists have developed a new recipe for creating synthesis gas mixtures, or syngas, that involves adding a pinch of copper atoms sprinkled atop a...
protein

X-ray Footprinting Solves Mystery of Metal-Breathing Protein

Scientists have discovered the details of an unconventional coupling between a bacterial protein and a mineral that allows the bacterium to breathe when oxygen...
optical nanostructures

Scientists Bring Visual ‘Magic’ to Light

A butterfly’s wings and a peacock’s feathers use nanoscale architecture to bend light and produce brilliant colors without pigments or dyes, and scientists have...
graphene

Controlling Traffic on the Electron Highway: Researching Graphene

On an otherwise normal day in the lab, Eva Andrei didn't expect to make a major discovery. Andrei, a physics professor at Rutgers University,...
solar cell

Scientists Developing Innovative Techniques for High-Resolution Analysis of Hybrid Materials

In an effort to better study a promising class of materials that could energize the solar cell industry, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...
2D materials

New Results Reveal High Tunability of 2-D Material

Two-dimensional materials are a sort of a rookie phenom in the scientific community. They are atomically thin and can exhibit radically different electronic and...
Semiconductor

A Semiconductor That Can Beat the Heat

A newly discovered collective rattling effect in a type of crystalline semiconductor blocks most heat transfer while preserving high electrical conductivity – a rare...
carbon dioxide

Lights! Action! Photo-Activated Catalyst Grabs CO2 to Make Ingredients for Fuel

Scientists have developed a light-activated material that can chemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide without generating unwanted byproducts. The achievement marks a significant...
polymer

Making Polymer Chemistry ‘Click’

A team of researchers has developed a faster and easier way to make sulfur-containing polymers that will lower the cost of large-scale production. The achievement,...
energy efficiency

Shading and Lighting Retrofits Slash Energy Use in New York “Living...

By using advanced lighting and automated shades, scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that occupants on one...
plants

A Whole-Genome Sequenced Rice Mutant Resource for the Study of Biofuel...

Rice is a staple food for over half of the world’s population and a model for studies of candidate bioenergy grasses such as sorghum,...