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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), commonly referred to as Berkeley Lab, is a United States national laboratory that conducts scientific research on behalf of the United States Department of Energy (DOE). It is located in the Berkeley Hills near Berkeley, California, overlooking the main campus of the University of California, Berkeley. It is managed and operated by the University of California.

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An Electrical Trigger Fires Single, Identical Photons

“The precisely controlled photon source, made from an atomically thin semiconducting material, could aid the development of advanced quantum communication Secure telecommunications networks and rapid information processing make much of modern life possible. To provide more secure, faster, and higher-performance …

Introducing a New Isotope: Mendelevium-244

“Berkeley Lab-led team creates a new, lighter form of the element mendelevium in experiments at the 88-Inch Cyclotron A team of scientists working at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has discovered a new form of the human-made element mendelevium …

Making Quantum ‘Waves’ in Ultrathin Materials

“Study co-led by Berkeley Lab reveals how wavelike plasmons could power up a new class of sensing and photochemical technologies at the nanoscale Wavelike, collective oscillations of electrons known as “plasmons” are very important for determining the optical and electronic …

Graphene: A Talented 2D Material Gets a New Gig

“Berkeley Lab scientists tap into graphene’s hidden talent as an electrically tunable superconductor, insulator, and magnetic device for the advancement of quantum information science Ever since graphene’s discovery in 2004, scientists have looked for ways to put this …

Go With the Flow: Scientists Design Better Batteries for a Renewable Energy Grid

“New blueprint for affordable, sustainable ‘flow batteries’ developed at Berkeley Lab could accelerate an electrical grid powered by the sun and wind How do you store renewable energy so it’s there when you need it, even when the sun …

Living on the Edge: How a 2D Material Got Its Shape

“Ever since its discovery in 2004, graphene – an atomically thin material with amazing strength and electrical properties – has inspired scientists around the world to design new 2D materials to serve a broad range of applications, from renewable energy and catalysts …

Is your Supercomputer Stumped? There May Be a Quantum Solution

“Some math problems are so complicated that they can bog down even the world’s most powerful supercomputers. But a wild new frontier in computing that applies the rules of the quantum realm offers a different approach. A new study …

Making the Invisible Visible: New Sensor Network Reveals Telltale Patterns in Neighborhood Air Quality

“Black carbon, commonly known as soot, is a significant contributor to global warming and is strongly linked to adverse health outcomes. Produced by the incomplete combustion of fuels – emitted from large trucks, trains, and marine vessels – it is an air …

A Graphene Superconductor That Plays More Than One Tune

“What’s thinner than a human hair but has a depth of special traits? A multitasking graphene device developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The superthin material easily switches …

Bridge Over Coupled Waters: Scientists 3D-Print All-Liquid ‘Lab on a Chip’

“Berkeley Lab researchers set the stage for new class of 3D-printed, all-liquid devices; could automate chemical synthesis for batteries and drug formulations Researchers at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have 3D-printed an all-liquid device that, with the …