A team of scientists led by Berkeley Lab has designed a new crystalline material that targets and traps copper ions from wastewater with unprecedented precision and speed. The technology offers the water industry and the research community the first blueprint for a water-remediation technology that scavenges heavy metal ions with a measure of control, which far surpasses the current state of the art.
A team of researchers led by Berkeley Lab has developed a method to fabricate a one-dimensional array of individual molecules and to precisely control its electronic structure.
In this Q&A, Sinéad Griffin, a staff scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division and Molecular Foundry, shares her thoughts on her search for light dark matter, the ultimate materials design challenge, and Berkeley Lab’s collaborative “team science” culture.
To see, in microscopic detail, what makes the diabolical ironclad beetle so uniquely sturdy, researchers used an X-ray imaging technique at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source synchrotron, and other techniques, to explore a protective covering known as the “elytra,” its abdomen, and other parts.
Berkeley Lab has appointed Noël Bakhtian, previously a senior policy adviser in the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) and currently director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) at Idaho National Laboratory, as its inaugural director of the Berkeley Lab Energy Storage Center.
In this video, Molecular Foundry Director Kristin Persson explains nanotechnology at 4 different levels so that anyone – from a kindergartner to a graduate student – can learn about this exciting field.
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have found a way to generate single, identical photons on demand. The precisely controlled photon source, made from an atomically thin semiconducting material, could aid the development of advanced quantum communication.
The discovery of a primitive form of a photosynthetic enzyme will help scientists understand how carbon-fixing organisms oxygenated the atmosphere and how modern plants evolved
Biochemist Jennifer Doudna, a professor at UC Berkeley and faculty scientist at Berkeley Lab, is co-winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her co-discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, a groundbreaking genetic engineering technology.
Innovations include a better lithium battery, secure quantum communications, and a tool for buildings to save energy.