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06.05.13From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Researchers Increase NMR/MRI Sensitivity through Hyperpolarization of Nuclei in DiamondExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated the first magnetically-controlled nearly complete hyperpolarization of the spins of carbon-13 nuclei located near synthetic defects in diamond crystals. This spin hyperpolarization, which can be carried out with refrigerator-style magnets at room temperature, enhances NMR/MRI sensitivity by many orders of magnitude.
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06.03.13From the Labs

Behind the Scenes of ScienceExternal link

New video shows the essential efforts at Berkeley Lab’s Mechanical Fabrication Facility. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.30.13From the Labs

Atom by Atom, Bond by Bond, a Chemical Reaction Caught in the ActExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists make the first-ever high-resolution images of a molecule as it breaks and reforms chemical bonds. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.29.13From the Labs

Models from Big Molecules Captured in a FlashExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers and their colleagues create a new way to model biological molecules caught with a flash of x-rays. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.28.13From the Labs

The Formula for Turning Cement Into MetalExternal link

In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur’s time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal. This makes cement a semi-conductor and opens up its use in the profitable consumer electronics marketplace for thin films, protective coatings, and computer chips. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.22.13From the Labs

Whirlpools on the Nanoscale Could Multiply Magnetic MemoryExternal link

At the Advanced Light Source, Berkeley Lab scientists join an international team to control spin orientation in magnetic nanodisks. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.21.13From the Labs

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Recognizes Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory as State’s Top Environmental StewardExternal link

DEP program encourages facilities across the state to voluntarily exceed regulatory requirements. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.17.13From the Labs

Artificial Forest for Solar Water-SplittingExternal link

Berkeley Lab Researchers Report First Fully Integrated Artificial Photosynthesis Nanosystem. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.16.13From the Labs

The DOE Joint Genome Institute Expands Capabilities via New Partnerships

With the publication last year of its strategic plan, “Forging the Future — A Ten-Year Strategic Vision” the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has positioned itself to provide the most current technology and expertise to their users so that they can address pressing energy and environmental scientific challenges. Read More »

05.15.13From the Labs

An Invitation for Family Fun at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab’s Open House on June 1External link

The Office of Science’s Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL) Open House will be a fun science festival for every age, with NASA moon rocks, a Hall of Machines, an art show of paintings of PPPL, science activities for kids and tours of fusion machines. Read MoreExternal linkage