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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 Ultrathin Capacitor Could Enable Energy-Efficient Microchips

“Scientists turn century-old material into a thin film for next-gen memory and logic devices. The silicon-based computer chips that power our modern devices require vast amounts of energy to operate. Despite ever-improving computing efficiency, information technology is projected to consume …

Pushing the Boundaries of Moore’s Law: How Can Extreme UV Light Produce Tiny Microchips?

“Advances in microelectronics – also known as microchips or chips – have enabled fast, powerful, compact smartphones and laptops – electronic devices that were once, long ago, the stuff of science fiction. Chips consist of miniaturized components called transistors – tiny silicon switches that …

Using Bacteria to Accelerate CO2 Capture in Oceans

“Berkeley Lab researcher proposes novel scheme for capturing carbon dioxide and combating climate change You may be familiar with direct air capture, or DAC, in which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere in an effort to slow the effects …

CUORE team places new limits on the bizarre behavior of neutrinos

“Physicists are closing in on the true nature of the neutrino — and might be closer to answering a fundamental question about our own existence In a Laboratory under a mountain, physicists are using crystals far colder than frozen air to …

Scientists Uncover Surprising New Clues to Exotic Superconductors’ Superpowers

“Study leverages one of the most powerful magnets on Earth to probe a new model of a mysterious metal. A research team has uncovered new clues into the exotic behavior of unconventional superconductors – devices that efficiently carry electrical current with …

Berkeley Lab Researchers, Computational Facilities Play Key Role in Barrier-Breaking Neutrino Mass Measurement

“An international research team that includes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientists has established a new upper limit of 0.8 electron volts (eV) for the mass of the neutrino, a milestone that will bear on future discoveries in …

With a Little Help, New Optical Material Assembles Itself

“Breakthrough could enable large-scale manufacturing of nanomaterials for industry A research team led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has demonstrated tiny concentric nanocircles that self-assemble into an optical material with precision and efficiency. Their work overcomes a longstanding …

Crystallography for the Misfit Crystals

“Advanced algorithms plus an exceptional X-ray laser can reveal the structures of not-so-neat-and-tidy materials unattainable by other techniques. Francis Crick, who famously co-discovered the shape of DNA, once said: “If you want to understand function, study structure.” Many decades later …

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) Creates Largest 3D Map of the Cosmos

“The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has capped off the first seven months of its survey run by smashing through all previous records for three-dimensional galaxy surveys, creating the largest and most detailed map of the universe ever. Yet it …

Technique Tunes Into Graphene Nanoribbons’ Electronic Potential

“Breakthrough could lead to high-speed, low-power nanoscale data storage Ever since graphene – a thin carbon sheet just one-atom thick – was discovered more than 15 years ago, the wonder material became a workhorse in materials science research. From this body of …