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This figure illustrates the idea of electronic pairing by lattice vibrations.03.01.17Article

Cracking the Mystery of Perfect Efficiency: Investigating Superconductors

From the turn of the last century to today, scientists have explored why superconductors never lose current. Read More »

Water is seen as small red and white molecules on large nanodiamond spheres. 02.27.17User Facility

Diamonds That DeliverExternal link

Neutrons, simulation analysis of tRNA-nanodiamond combo could transform drug delivery design principles. Read MoreExternal linkage

NASA’s Adaptable, Deployable Entry Placement Technology (ADEPT) Project will test and demonstrate a large, flexible heat shield that can be stored aboard a spacecraft until needed for atmospheric entry. 02.22.17User Facility

The Heat is OnExternal link

X-rays reveal how simulated atmospheric entry conditions impact spacecraft shielding. Read MoreExternal linkage

Berkeley Lab scientists Junqiao Wu, Changhyun Ko, and Fan Yang (l-r) are working at the nano-Auger electron spectroscopy instrument at the Molecular Foundry, a DOE Office of Science User Facility. 01.30.17User Facility

For This Metal, Electricity Flows, But Not the HeatExternal link

Berkeley-led study finds law-breaking property in vanadium dioxide that could lead to applications in thermoelectrics, window coatings. Read MoreExternal linkage

Kelly Gaffney is the director of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.01.18.17Profile

Meet the Director: Kelly Gaffney

Kelly Gaffney is the director of the SSRL, a user facility that produces extremely bright x-rays as a resource for researchers to study our world at the atomic and molecular level of energy production, environmental remediation, nanotechnology, new materials, and medicine. Read More »

John Hill, NSLS-II Director, is shown here overlooking the Electron-Spectro-Microscopy Beamline on the NSLS-II Experimental Floor.  01.11.17Profile

Meet the Director: John Hill

John Hill directs the NSLS-II User Facility in its mission, providing extremely bright X-rays for basic and applied research in biology and medicine, materials and chemical sciences, geosciences and environmental sciences, and nanoscience. Read More »

Stuart Henderson, the new Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. 01.10.17From the Labs

New Director Named to Lead U.S. Department of Energy’s Jefferson LabExternal link

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC announce that Stuart Henderson will become the new Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia. Read MoreExternal linkage

Frames from an animation shows electron states in a single layer of tungsten disulfide crystal that’s been illuminated with circularly polarized light in the red to near-infrared wavelength range. 01.05.17User Facility

Light Can Switch On Topological MaterialsExternal link

Computer simulations show how light pulses can create channels that conduct electricity with no resistance in atomically thin semiconductors. Read MoreExternal linkage

Fuzzy white clusters of nanowires on a lab bench, with a penny for scale. 12.27.16User Facility

Researchers Use World's Smallest Diamonds to Make Wires Three Atoms WideExternal link

Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a way to use diamondoids – the smallest possible bits of diamond – to assemble atoms into the thinnest possible electrical wires, just three atoms wide. Read MoreExternal linkage

A microscopic image of one of the bismuth strontium calcium copper oxide samples the scientists studied using a new high-speed imaging technique. 12.21.16User Facility

Laser Pulses Help Scientists Tease Apart Complex Electron InteractionsExternal link

Time-resolved "stop-action" measurements identify an unusual form of energy loss. Read MoreExternal linkage