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Berkeley Lab Pioneer in Synchrotron Techniques and Tools Receives DOE Secretary’s Award

January 22nd, 2019

Zahid Hussain, a longtime Berkeley Lab scientist, has received the DOE Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his contributions to synchrotron science.

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Scientists Team Up With Industry to Mass-Produce Detectors for Next-Gen Cosmic Experiment

January 17th, 2019

Chasing clues about the infant universe in relic light known as the cosmic microwave background, or CMB, Berkeley Lab scientists are devising more elaborate and ultrasensitive detector arrays to measure the properties of this light with increasing precision.

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Nanocrystals Get Better When They Double Up With MOFs

January 9th, 2019

Researchers from Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry have designed a dual-purpose material out of a self-assembling MOF (metal-organic framework)-nanocrystal hybrid that could one day be used to store carbon dioxide emissions and to manufacture renewable fuels.

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Revealing Hidden Spin: Unlocking New Paths Toward High-Temperature Superconductors

January 3rd, 2019

Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered that electron spin is key to understanding how cuprate superconductors can conduct electricity without loss at high temperature.

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Greener Days Ahead for Carbon Fuels

December 17th, 2018

A discovery by researchers at Berkeley Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis shows that recycling carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels can be economical and efficient – all through a single copper catalyst.

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Massive New Dark Matter Detector Gets Its ‘Eyes’

December 17th, 2018

The LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detector, which will soon begin its deep-underground search for particles thought to account for most matter in the universe, now has “eyes.”

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Sierra Snowpack Could Drop Significantly By End of Century

December 11th, 2018

A future warmer world will almost certainly feature a decline in fresh water from the Sierra Nevada mountain snowpack. Now a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that analyzed the headwater regions of California’s 10 major reservoirs, representing nearly half of the state’s surface storage, found they could see on average a 79 percent drop in peak snowpack water volume by 2100.