Scientists Create World’s Thinnest Magnet: one-atom-thin

A one-atom-thin 2D magnet developed by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley could advance new applications in computing and electronics, such as spintronics. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Improved Desalination Process Also Removes Toxic Metals to Produce Clean Water

Researchers at UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab have discovered a better way to remove toxic metals during desalination to produce clean water. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Rechargeable N95 mask with 3D-printable silicon-cast mask mold

To address PPE shortages during the pandemic, scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley are developing a rechargeable, reusable anti-COVID N95 mask. | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Reimagining the Shape of Noise Leads to Improved Molecular Models

A Berkeley Lab intern and his mentor develop an algorithm that will extract better structures from low-quality crystallography diffraction data | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Battery Breakthrough Gives Boost to Electric Flight and Long-Range Electric Cars

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a new battery material that could enable electric planes and long-range EVs. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Scientists Explore Links Between Genetics, Gut Microbiome, and Memory

Scientists from Pacific Northwest and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories showed that both dietary and supplementary sources of a common gut microbe or its main chemical product, lactic acid, led to better memory performance in mice. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

New Laws of Attraction: Scientists Print Magnetic Liquid Droplets

A team of scientists led by Berkeley Lab have 3D-printed a revolutionary new material that is both liquid and magnetic. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Separation Anxiety No More: A Faster Technique to Purify Elements

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new chemical separation method that is vastly more efficient than conventional processes, opening the door to faster discovery of new elements, easier nuclear fuel reprocessing, and, most tantalizing, a better … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Berkeley Lab Project to Pinpoint Methane Super Emitters

Methane, a potent greenhouse gas that traps about 30 times more heat than carbon dioxide, is commonly released from rice fields, dairies, landfills, and oil and gas facilities – all of which are plentiful in California. Now Berkeley Lab has been awarded $6 million by the state to … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Breakthrough Discovery Recycles Plastic from the Inside Out

Berkeley Lab scientists have designed a plastic that can be repeatedly recycled at the molecular level without loss of performance or quality. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Electric Skyrmions Charge Ahead for Next-Generation Data Storage

A team of researchers led by Berkeley Lab has observed handedness for the first time in polar skyrmions in a ferroelectric material. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Climate Scientists Partner with San Francisco to Be Ready for Future Storms

Berkeley Lab climate experts have partnered with the City and County of San Francisco and Silvestrum Climate Associates to assess how climate change may influence the intensity of atmospheric rivers and associated precipitation, and how those changes may impact San Francisco and … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Dark Energy Instrument’s Lenses See the Night Sky for the First Time

On April 1, a telescope dome in Arizona opened to the sky to test the performance of a new assembly of lenses built for a new instrument called DESI. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

First Particle Tracks Seen in Prototype for a Neutrino Experiment

ProtoDUNE has recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Supercomputers Provide New Window into the Life and Death of a Neutron

A team led by Berkeley Lab researchers has enlisted powerful supercomputers to calculate a quantity, known as the “nucleon axial coupling” or gA, that is central to our understanding of a neutron’s lifetime. | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Research team aims to measure micron-sized beams at Berkeley Lab’s BELLA Center

Particle accelerators are pushing the extremes in high-brightness beams and ultrashort pulses, and scientists have devised a new tool that can measure how bright these beams are, even for pulses that last only quadrillionths or even quintillionths of a second. | Continue reading | 3 years ago