New research analyzes historical trends to examine how much progress the power sector has already made in reducing emissions. It found that the U.S. cut power sector emissions by 52% below projected levels, or halfway to zero carbon emissions by 2050.
In the latest episode of this video series — where early career scientists discuss their research and where they see it headed in the future — the Lab’s Sean Lubner talks about the development of materials that would enable better energy storage to power a city with renewables.
An international team working at Berkeley Lab used a unique X-ray instrument to learn new things about lithium-rich battery materials that have been the subject of much study for their potential to extend the range of electric vehicles and the operation of electronic devices.
A research team co-led by Berkeley Lab has created and observed quasiparticles called 3D hopfions at the nanoscale (billionths of a meter) in a magnetic system. The discovery could advance high-density, high-speed, low-power, yet ultrastable magnetic memory “spintronics” devices.
A research team led by Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry has developed a lithium-selective polymer membrane that could allow high-voltage battery cells to operate at higher power and more efficiently, important factors for both electric vehicles and aircraft.
A Berkeley Lab-led team is digging into the bizarre bacteria-produced nanomachines — called tailocins — that may fast-track medicine and microbiome science. They explored the mechanisms governing how tailocins attack specific strains, and looked at genetic similarities and differences between tailocin producers and their target strains.
A research team led by UCLA, in collaboration with Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry, a nanoscience user facility, has reported the first-ever determination of the 3D atomic structure of an amorphous solid – in this case, a material called metallic glass.
In 2021, Berkeley Lab will support five non-profit STEM organizations — such as the Berkeley Youth Alternatives Green Pathways Program — to help prepare young scholars to become tomorrow’s leaders and problem solvers. Consider volunteering for or donating to these groups.
Scientists at Berkeley Lab have uncovered a surprising property that turns an artificial photosynthesis device into a self-improving hydrogen fuel machine, which could help radically accelerate the commercialization of artificial photosynthesis technologies and hydrogen fuel cells.
In this episode, we speak with Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter (the co-discoverer of dark energy) and rising astrophysics instrumentation scientist Claire Poppett about what we know so far, and how new technology could finally shed (metaphorical) light on this fundamental mystery.