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Non-Crystal Clarity: Scientists Find Ordered Magnetic Patterns in Disordered Magnetic Material

June 8th, 2018

A team of scientists working at Berkeley Lab has confirmed a special property known as “chirality” – which potentially could be exploited to transmit and store data in a new way – in nanometers-thick samples of multilayer materials that have a disordered structure.

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Steve Kevan Named Next Director of Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source

June 6th, 2018

After an international search, Stephen D. “Steve” Kevan has been named the new director of the Advanced Light Source at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Kevan, a condensed matter physicist, had served as ALS director in an interim capacity since January.

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‘Super Window’ Could Save $10 Billion Annually in Energy Costs

June 6th, 2018

About $20 billion worth of energy leaks out of windows in the United States each winter – and that’s with double-paned insulating windows installed on a majority of buildings. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is now working with manufacturers to bring to market a “super window” that is at least twice as insulating as 99 percent of the windows for sale today and will be ready to achieve mass-market status.

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Q&A: Berkeley Lab Physics Researcher Discusses New Higgs Boson Result

June 4th, 2018

Jennet Dickinson, a graduate student researcher at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, explains her role in a new particle physics result, announced today, that relates to the Higgs boson and it’s interaction with another particle, the top quark.

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Supercomputers Provide New Window Into the Life and Death of a Neutron

May 30th, 2018

A team led by Berkeley Lab researchers has enlisted powerful supercomputers to calculate a quantity, known as the “nucleon axial coupling” or gA, that is central to our understanding of a neutron’s lifetime.

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New Machine Learning Approach Could Accelerate Bioengineering

May 29th, 2018

New approach is faster than the current way to predict the behavior of pathways, and promises to speed up the development of biomolecules for many applications in addition to commercially viable biofuels, such as drugs that fight antibiotic-resistant infections and crops that withstand drought.

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Graphene Layered With Magnetic Materials Could Drive Ultrathin Spintronics

May 28th, 2018

Researchers working at Berkeley Lab coupled graphene, a monolayer form of carbon, with thin layers of magnetic materials like cobalt and nickel to produce exotic behavior in electrons that could be useful for next-generation computing applications.