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Scientists Help Thin-Film Ferroelectrics Go Extreme

May 10th, 2017

Scientists have created the first-ever polarization gradient in thin-film ferroelectrics, greatly expanding the range of functional temperatures for a key material used in a variety of everyday applications. The discovery could pave the way for developing devices capable of supporting wireless communications in extreme environments.

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Scientists Print Nanoscale Imaging Probe onto Tip of Optical Fiber

May 10th, 2017

Combining speed with incredible precision, a team of researchers has developed a way to print a nanoscale imaging probe onto the tip of a glass fiber as thin as a human hair, accelerating the production of the promising new device from several per month to several per day.

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FIONA to Take on the Periodic Table’s Heavyweights

May 3rd, 2017

A new tool at Berkeley Lab will be taking on some of the periodic table’s latest heavyweight champions to see how their masses measure up to predictions.

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Berkeley Lab Names Peter Fiske Director of Water-Energy Resilience Institute

May 1st, 2017

Berkeley Lab has tapped Peter Fiske to be the director of its Water-Energy Resilience Institute, a new position that underscores the Lab’s commitment to developing solutions for the challenges associated with the interdependence of water and energy systems. Fiske will join Berkeley Lab on May 15.

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Special Delivery: First Shipment of Magnetic Devices for Next-Gen X-Ray Laser

April 27th, 2017

The first shipment of powerful magnetic devices for a next-generation laser project arrived at their destination on Wednesday after a nearly 3,000-mile journey. Berkeley Lab is overseeing the development and delivery of these devices, called undulator segments.

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Berkeley Lab Scientists Discover New Atomically Layered, Thin Magnet

April 26th, 2017

Berkeley Lab scientists have found an unexpected magnetic property in a 2-D material. The new atomically thin, flat magnet could have major implications for a wide range of applications, such as nanoscale memory, spintronic devices, and magnetic sensors.