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Droplets Form

Scientists Part the Clouds on How Droplets Form

Berkeley Lab researchers find new mechanism to explain the birth of cloud droplets, could influence climate models
Xenon-NMR

‘Disruptive Device’ Brings Xenon-NMR to Fragile Materials

Berkeley Lab-developed tool could help scientists improve catalysts, liquid-crystal displays, more
climate change

New Study Details the Searing Future of Extreme Heat

The difference between the projected twenty year return value of the hottest daily maximum temperatures under the RCP8.5 (no mitigation policy to human emissions...
photosynthetic

Seeing the Big Picture in Photosynthetic Light Harvesting

Berkeley Lab Researchers Create First Multiple Antennae Model of Photosystem II

ESnet and NERSC Blaze 400G Production Network Path

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have built a 400 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) super-channel,...

UCLA physicists determine the three-dimensional positions of individual atoms for the...

Atoms are the building blocks of all matter on Earth, and the patterns in which they are arranged dictate how strong, conductive or flexible...

Inexpensive new catalysts can be fine-tuned

Researchers at MIT and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new type of catalyst that can be tuned to promote desired chemical reactions,...

Major Innovation in Molecular Imaging Delivers Spatial and Spectral Info Simultaneously

Using physical chemistry methods to look at biology at the nanoscale, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researcher has invented a new technology...

Scientists Discover Atomic-resolution Details of Brain Signaling

Scientists have revealed never-before-seen details of how our brain sends rapid-fire messages between its cells. They mapped the 3-D atomic structure of a two-part...

Surprising Discoveries about 2D Molybdenum Disulfide

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have used a unique nano-optical probe to study the effects...

Microscopic Rake Doubles Efficiency of Low-cost Solar Cells

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have developed a manufacturing technique that could double the electricity output...

New ORNL hybrid microscope offers unparalleled capabilities

A microscope being developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe...

New Mathematics Advances the Frontier of Macromolecular Imaging

 A comprehensive understanding of complex nanostructures—like proteins and viruses—could lead to breakthroughs in some of the most challenging problems in biology and medicine. But...

Berkeley Lab Spinoff Company Makes Fast, Accurate Nanoscale Sensor

Imagine being able to test your food in your very own kitchen to quickly determine if it carried any deadly microbes. Research conducted at...

How to look for a few good catalysts

Two key physical phenomena take place at the surfaces of materials: catalysis and wetting. A catalyst enhances the rate of chemical reactions; wetting refers...

Simulations Lead to Design of Near-Frictionless Material

Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that...

Three national labs join forces to work with energy storage, manufacturing...

Through the public-private consortium CalCharge, energy storage companies will soon have unprecedented and streamlined access to three U.S. Department of Energy national labs in...

Mapping the Impact of Research Infrastructure

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, the workhorse supercomputer for Office of Science researchers, is used by scientists across the country, including the...

Stanford engineers use brilliant X-rays to illuminate catalysis, revise theories

Using high-brilliance X-rays in a new way, Stanford engineers observed electrons at work during catalytic reactions. Their findings challenge long-held theories about some catalysts,...

Solving an Organic Semiconductor Mystery

Organic semiconductors are prized for light emitting diodes (LEDs), field effect transistors (FETs) and photovoltaic cells. As they can be printed from solution, they...