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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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Cabling for Large Hadron Collider Upgrade Project Reaches Halfway Mark

“Magnetic cable project will extend the reach of CERN’s high-energy physics collider The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has passed the halfway mark in the multi-year process of fabricating crucial superconducting …

Supernovae Twins Open Up New Possibilities for Precision Cosmology

“Findings will enhance dark energy experiments at major telescopes Cosmologists have found a way to double the accuracy of measuring distances to supernova explosions – one of their tried-and-true tools for studying the mysterious dark energy that is making the universe …

Ion Beams Mean a Quantum Leap for Color-Center Qubits

“A new way to form self-aligned ‘color centers’ promises scalability to over 10,000 qubits for applications in quantum sensing and quantum computing. Achieving the immense promise of quantum computing requires new developments at every level, including the computing hardware …

The Future Looks Bright for Infinitely Recyclable Plastic

“A new environmental and technological analysis suggests that a revolutionary eco-friendly plastic is almost ready to hit the shelves Plastics are a part of nearly every product we use on a daily basis. The average person in the U.S …

Advanced Light Source Upgrade Project Achieves Major Milestone

“Berkeley Lab’s biggest project in 30 years one step closer to start of construction; upgrade could help advance next-gen technologies for clean energy, the environment, and health The Advanced Light Source (ALS), a scientific user facility at the Department …

To Design Truly Compostable Plastic, Scientists Take Cues From Nature

“New technology developed by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley could steer plastics away from landfills and oceans – and into your backyard compost bin Despite our efforts to sort and recycle, less than 9% of plastic gets recycled in the U …

Actor in a Supporting Role: Substrate Effects on 2D Layers

“Researchers detected non-negligible interactions between technologically intriguing 2D materials and the substrates that physically support them Atomically thin layers are of great technological interest because of potentially useful electronic properties that emerge as the layer thickness approaches the 2D limit …

Designing Selective Membranes for Batteries Using a Drug Discovery Toolbox

“By binding specific ions in specially designed cages within its pores, a new membrane could enable more efficient flows in energy storage devices Membranes that allow certain molecules to quickly pass through while blocking others are key enablers for energy …

The Spintronics Technology Revolution Could Be Just a Hopfion Away

“Pioneering study co-led by Berkeley Lab has significance for next-gen information technologies Adecade ago, the discovery of quasiparticles called magnetic skyrmions provided important new clues into how microscopic spin textures will enable spintronics, a new class of electronics that use …

This Hydrogen Fuel Machine Could Be the Ultimate Guide to Self-Improvement

“Study co-led by Berkeley Lab uncovers secret behind humble material’s surprise performance as an artificial photosynthesis device Three years ago, scientists at the University of Michigan discovered an artificial photosynthesis device made of silicon and gallium nitride (Si/GaN …