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Speeding the Search for Better Methane Capture

Systematic in silico studies have identified several zeolite compounds that show technological promise for capturing methane, the main component of natural gas that can serve as an ally or an adversary in combating global climate change.

In the Blink of an Eye: X-ray Imaging on the Attosecond Timescale

In the blink of an eye, more attoseconds have expired than the age of Earth measured in – minutes. A lot more. To be precise, an attosecond is one billionth of a billionth of a second. The attosecond timescale is where you must go to study the electron action that is the starting point of

Searching for the Solar System’s Chemical Recipe

The ratio of isotopes in elements like oxygen, sulfur, and nitrogen were once thought to be much the same everywhere, determined only by their different masses. Then isotope ratios in meteorites, interplanetary dust and gas, and the sun itself were found to differ from those on Earth. Planetary researchers now use Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source to study these “mass-independent” effects and their origins in the chemical processes of the early solar system.

Forcing the Molecular Bond Issue

Researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry developed a first-of-its-kind model for providing a comprehensive description of the way in which molecular bonds form and rupture. This model enables researchers to predict the “binding free energy” of a given molecular system, a key to predicting how that molecule will interact with other molecules.

Four Berkeley Lab Researchers Named to National Academy of Sciences

Four Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers were elected members or foreign associates to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), today. The four make up a class of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates this year. The election recognizes their distinguished careers and research achievements. The NAS membership is one of the highest