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Research on uranium transformation and mobility in the subsurface is providing insights that can aid remediation efforts at contaminated sites such as the Hanford 300 area in Washington.03.01.13Science Highlights

Common Mineral Impurity Can Affect Uranium Mobility

Previously unknown role of titanium in subsurface chemistry revealed. Read More »

Distribution of superconductivity around holes (white) in a thin sheet of superconducting film.03.01.13Science Highlights

A Breakthrough for High-Field Superconductors

Nano-structuring may help superconductors overcome a decades-long barrier to use in more powerful motors and magnets. Read More »

A new radiolabeled sugar compound helps researchers image carbohydrate movement in plants.03.01.13Science Highlights

Watching Sugars Move in Plants

New radiolabeled compound used to image sucrose transport. Read More »

The density of bonding electrons (red and yellow) in silicon (upper left) is rather evenly distributed, whereas in zinc oxide (upper right), it is concentrated around the oxygen atoms.03.01.13Science Highlights

Understanding How Semiconductors Absorb Light

Advances in how we calculate optical properties of semiconductors shorten the path to improved solar cells and other optoelectronic devices. Read More »

The density of bonding electrons (red and yellow) in silicon (upper left) is rather evenly distributed, whereas in zinc oxide (upper right), it is concentrated around the oxygen atoms.03.01.13Science Highlights

Understanding How Semiconductors Absorb Light

Advances in how we calculate optical properties of semiconductors shorten the path to improved solar cells and other optoelectronic devices. Read More »

[Left] Next generation multijunction solar cell with a dilute nitride middle junction (red)  [Right] A transition from delocalized to localized electron trapping is directly observed in the photoluminescence (PL) spectra as the magnetic field is increased up to 57 Tesla.03.01.13Science Highlights

Optimizing New Materials for Extreme Solar PV Performance

High magnetic fields reveal the existence of nitrogen superclusters. Read More »

02.28.13FROM THE LABS

Engineering Bacterial Live WiresExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists discover the balance that allows electricity to flow between cells and electronics. Read More »

Image of a microsized pore and tunnel in an electrode02.27.13Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Out of Thin Air

Nanoscience helps pave the way toward next generation “lithium-air” batteries. Read More »

02.26.13FROM THE LABS

New Opportunities for Crystal GrowthExternal link

Berkeley Lab Facility Provides Unique Capabilities for the Synthesis of New Crystals and Materials. Read More »

A group of students and a teacher holding a banner.02.25.13Article

The Award for Best Science Challenge . . . Goes To A Competition Like No Other

Many more schools will head to the D.C. stage as winners of this past weekend’s regional competitions for the National Science Bowl. See the newest finalists, and return for future updates here:

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