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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.

New Technique Paves the Way for Perfect Perovskites

“Next-gen solar material could outshine other solar cells An exciting new solar material called organic-inorganic halide perovskites could one day help the U.S. achieve its solar ambitions and decarbonize the power grid. One thousand times thinner than silicon, perovskite …

Research Team Unlocks Secret Path to a Quantum Future

“Berkeley Lab-led research key to next-gen quantum computing and technologies In 1998, researchers including Mark Kubinec of UC Berkeley performed one of the first simple quantum computations using individual molecules. They used pulses of radio waves to flip the spins …

Cracking Open Strong Field Quantum Electrodynamics

“Berkeley Lab’s researchers’ unique capabilities aided international effort to probe fundamental questions in physics A newly published theoretical and computer modeling study suggests that the world’s most powerful lasers might finally crack the elusive physics behind some of …

How to Catch a Perfect Wave: Scientists Take a Closer Look Inside the Perfect Fluid

“Berkeley Lab research brings us closer to understanding how our universe began Scientists have reported new clues to solving a cosmic conundrum: How the quark-gluon plasma – nature’s perfect fluid – evolved into matter. A few millionths of a second after …

Unprecedented Plasma Lensing for High-Intensity Lasers

“High-power laser pulses focused to small spots to reach incredible intensities enable a variety of applications, ranging from scientific research to industry and medicine. At the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center, for instance, intensity is key to building particle …

LED Material Shines Under Strain

“Smartphones, laptops, and lighting applications rely on light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to shine bright. But the brighter these LED technologies shine, the more inefficient they become, releasing more energy as heat instead of light. Now, as reported in the journal Science …

This Exotic Particle Had an Out-of-Body Experience; These Scientists Took a Picture of It

“An unexpected finding by scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley could advance quantum computers and high-temperature superconductors Scientists have taken the clearest picture yet of electronic particles that make up a mysterious magnetic state called a quantum spin liquid …

Berkeley Lab Optical Innovation Could Calm the Jitters of High-Power Lasers

“The Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has developed and tested an innovative optical system to precisely measure and control the position and pointing angle of high-power laser …

Scientists Create World’s Thinnest Magnet

“A one-atom-thin 2D magnet developed by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley could advance new applications in computing and electronics The development of an ultrathin magnet that operates at room temperature could lead to new applications in computing and electronics – such …

This Crystal Impurity Is Sheer Perfection

“Scientists at Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley design 3D-grown material that could speed up production of new technologies for smart buildings and robotics Crystallization is one of the most fundamental processes found in nature – and it’s what gives minerals, gems …