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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.

Electronic Bridge Allows Rapid Energy Sharing Between Semiconductors

“Researchers discover that electrons play a surprising role in heat transfer between layers of semiconductors, with implications for next-generation electronic devices. As semiconductor devices become ever smaller, researchers are exploring two-dimensional (2D) materials for potential applications in transistors and optoelectronics …

The Donnan Potential, Revealed at Last

“First-ever direct measurement of the electric potential at the liquid-membrane interface could push new research in energy, biology, and materials science The Donnan electric potential arises from an imbalance of charges at the interface of a charged membrane and a …

Say Hello to the Toughest Material on Earth

“Scientists have measured the highest toughness ever recorded, of any material, while investigating a metallic alloy made of chromium, cobalt, and nickel (CrCoNi). Not only is the metal extremely ductile – which, in materials science, means highly malleable – and impressively strong …

How Do You Solve a Problem Like a Proton? You Smash It to Smithereens – Then Build It Back Together With Machine Learning

“New tool decodes proton snapshots captured by history-making particle detector in record time Protons are tiny yet they carry a lot of heft. They inhabit the center of every atom in the universe and play a critical role in one …

ESnet Launches Next-Generation Network to Enhance Collaborative Science

“ESnet6 provides over 46 Terabits per second of bandwidth and intelligent network services to support unique data-intensive needs of scientific research Today, the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) formally unveiled ESnet6, the newest generation of the U.S. Department of Energy …

Boron Nitride with a Twist Could Lead to New Way to Make Qubits

“Easy control over bright emissions from the crystalline material offer a route toward scalable quantum computing and sensing. Achieving scalability in quantum processors, sensors, and networks requires novel devices that are easily manipulated between two quantum states. A team led …

Upgraded Laser Facility Paves the Way for Next-Generation Particle Accelerators

“Advances in physics, medicine, and security enabled by major expansion to one of the world’s most powerful lasers. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have completed a major expansion of one of the world’s most powerful …

Peering Into Mirror Nuclei, Physicists See Unexpected Pairings

“The atomic nucleus is a busy place. Its constituent protons and neutrons occasionally collide, and briefly fly apart with high momentum before snapping back together like the two ends of a stretched rubber band. Using a new technique, physicists studying …

Print, Recycle, Repeat: Scientists Demonstrate a Biodegradable Printed Circuit

“According to the United Nations, less than a quarter of all U.S. electronic waste gets recycled. In 2021 alone, global e-waste surged at 57.4 million tons, and only 17.4% of that was recycled. Some experts predict that …

Scientists Grow Lead-Free Solar Material With a Built-In Switch

“Breakthrough offers industry sustainable alternative without compromising performance. Solar panels, also known as photovoltaics, rely on semiconductor devices, or solar cells, to convert energy from the sun into electricity. To generate electricity, solar cells need an electric field to separate …