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A simulated merger of a pair of neutron stars. 10.16.17User Facility

Scientists Decode the Origin of Universe’s Heavy Elements in the Light from a Neutron Star MergerExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists play key role in explaining a historic discovery. Read MoreExternal linkage

Experimental setup for a single-particle diffraction experiment 10.13.17User Facility

International Team Reconstructs Nanoscale Virus Features from Correlations of Scattered X-raysExternal link

As part of an international research team, Jeff Donatelli, Peter Zwart and Kanupriya Pande of the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) contributed key algorithms which helped achieve a goal first proposed more than 40 years ago – using angular correlations of X-ray snapshots from non-crystalline molecules to determine the 3D structure of important biological objects Read MoreExternal linkage

A sketch of the new method that enables fast, 10.10.17User Facility

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Translate 'Hidden' Information that Reveals Chemistry in ActionExternal link

New method allows on-the-fly analysis of how catalysts change during reactions, providing crucial information for improving performance. Read MoreExternal linkage

Illustration shows key stages of bijel formation. 09.26.17From the Labs

Nanoparticle Supersoap Creates ‘Bijel’ With Potential as Sculptable FluidExternal link

A new two-dimensional film, made of polymers and nanoparticles and developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), can direct two different non-mixing liquids into a variety of exotic architectures. Read MoreExternal linkage

Reconstructed cerebrovascular network of the mouse brain using synchrotron microtomography. 09.12.17User Facility

Big Data Boost for Brain ResearchExternal link

Researchers are using Argonne National Lab's vast arsenal of innovative technologies to map the intricacies of brain function at the deepest levels, and describing them in greater detail than ever before through advanced data analysis techniques. Read MoreExternal linkage

KIPAC scientists have for the first time used artificial neural networks to analyze complex distortions in spacetime, called gravitational lenses. 09.01.17From the Labs

Artificial Intelligence Analyzes Gravitational Lenses 10 Million Times FasterExternal link

SLAC and Stanford researchers demonstrate that brain-mimicking ‘neural networks’ can revolutionize the way astrophysicists analyze their most complex data, including extreme distortions in spacetime that are crucial for our understanding of the universe. Read MoreExternal linkage

Scanning tunneling microscopy image shows a variable-width graphene nanoribbon. Atoms are visible as individual “bumps.”08.30.17Article

Controlling Traffic on the Electron Highway: Researching Graphene

Graphene may revolutionize electronics. But first, researchers need to get its electrons under control. Read More »

From left: Kaiyuan Yao, Nick Borys, and P. James Schuck, seen here at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry, measured a property in a 2-D material that could help realize new applications 08.29.17User Facility

New Results Reveal High Tunability of 2-D MaterialExternal link

Berkeley Lab-led team also provides most precise band gap measurement yet for hotly studied monolayer moly sulfide. Read MoreExternal linkage

Scientists used Titan to model a supernova explosion from the collapsing core of a super-giant star. 08.16.17Article

Launching a Supercomputer: How to Set Up Some of the World’s Fastest Computers

To solve some of the world’s biggest scientific problems, you need some of the world’s biggest computers. The teams at the Department of Energy’s user facilities get these powerful supercomputers up and running. Read More »

Chuck Black is the director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. 08.08.17Profile

Meet the Director: Chuck Black

Charles (Chuck) Black, the director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, runs his facility with staff and scientists who embrace the mission of advancing the science of nanomaterials to impact society. Read More »

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