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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) this week announced support from the Department of Energy that significantly expands Berkeley Lab’s research efforts in quantum information science, an area of research that harnesses the phenomenon of quantum coherence, in which two or more particles are so tightly entangled that a change to one simultaneously affects the other. Quantum information science seeks to utilize this phenomenon to hold, transmit, and process information.

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Berkeley Lab to Build an Advanced Quantum Computing Testbed

September 24th, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that Berkeley Lab will receive $30 million over five years to build and operate an Advanced Quantum Testbed. Researchers will use the testbed to explore superconducting quantum processors and evaluate how these emerging quantum devices can be utilized to advance scientific research. As part of this effort, Berkeley Lab will collaborate with MIT Lincoln Laboratory to deploy different quantum processor architectures.

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A Quantum Leap Toward Expanding the Search for Dark Matter

September 24th, 2018

Through a new research program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of High Energy Physics, a consortium of researchers from Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will develop sensors that enlist the seemingly weird properties of quantum physics to probe for dark matter particles in new ways, with increased sensitivity, and in uncharted regions.

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First Particle Tracks Seen in ProtoDUNE: the Prototype for an International Neutrino Experiment

September 18th, 2018

The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). DUNE’s scientific mission is dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of neutrinos, the most abundant (and most mysterious) matter particles in the universe.

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Online Tool Fills Gap for Energy Retrofit Projects

September 5th, 2018

A national online energy data management system is transforming how energy retrofit projects implemented by a wide variety of users – including local, state, and federal governments – develop projects and track performance.

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Getting a Charge Out of MOFs

August 24th, 2018

Researchers at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have made a MOF with the highest electron charge mobilities ever observed, along with a technique to improve the conductivity of other MOFs.

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Infrared Beams Show Cell Types in a Different Light

August 23rd, 2018

By shining highly focused infrared light on living cells, scientists at Berkeley Lab hope to unmask individual cell identities, and to diagnose whether the cells are diseased or healthy.