Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered that electron spin is key to understanding how cuprate superconductors can conduct electricity without loss at high temperature. Their paper describing the research behind this discovery was published on Dec. 13 in the journal Science.
Researchers from Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry have designed a dual-purpose material out of a self-assembling MOF (metal-organic framework)-nanocrystal hybrid that could one day be used to store carbon dioxide emissions and to manufacture renewable fuels.
The LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detector, which will soon begin its deep-underground search for particles thought to account for most matter in the universe, now has “eyes.” The first of two large arrays of photomultiplier tubes completed a 2,000-mile journey to the Sanford Underground Research Facility to begin its dark matter search in 2020.
A discovery by researchers at Berkeley Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis shows that recycling carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels can be economical and efficient – all through a single copper catalyst.
An experiment conducted at Berkeley Lab has demonstrated, for the first time, electronic switching in an exotic, ultrathin material that can carry a charge with nearly zero loss at room temperature. Researchers demonstrated this switching when subjecting the material to a low-current electric field.
A future warmer world will almost certainly feature a decline in fresh water from the Sierra Nevada mountain snowpack. Now a new study by Berkeley Lab that analyzed the headwater regions of California’s 10 major reservoirs, representing nearly half of the state’s surface storage, found on average a 79 percent drop in peak snowpack water volume by 2100.
A team led by nuclear physicists at Berkeley Lab has reported the first direct measurements of the mass numbers for the nuclei of two superheavy elements: moscovium, which is element 115, and nihonium, element 113. They obtained the results using FIONA, a new tool that is designed to resolve the properties of the heaviest elements.
Four Berkeley Lab scientists – Allen Goldstein, Sung-Hou Kim, Susannah Tringe, and Kathy Yelick – have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. They are among 416 scientists awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year.
A team from Berkeley Lab, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and NVIDIA has been awarded the ACM Gordon Bell Prize for applying an exascale-class deep learning application to extreme climate data, and for breaking the exaop (1 billion billion calculations) computing barrier for the first time with a deep learning application.
New supercomputer simulations by Berkeley Lab climate scientists show that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes by 5 to 10 percent. They also found that if those hurricanes were to occur in a future world that is warmer than present, those storms would have even more rainfall and stronger winds.