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DOE has awarded $60 million to a new solar fuels initiative – called the Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA) – led by Caltech in close partnership with Berkeley Lab. LiSA will build on the foundational work of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).
A new study, led by a team of researchers including Berkeley Lab’s Josh McFayden, dives into a decades-old discrepancy in measurements relating to a Standard Model of particle physics pillar known as “lepton flavor universality,” and provides strong evidence to resolve it.
X-ray experiments at Berkeley Lab played a key role in resolving the origin of rare, odd meteorites that have puzzled scientists since their discovery a half-century ago. Known as type IIE iron meteorites, they appear to have originated from a parent body whose composition, unlike other meteorite types, featured both fully melted and unmelted parts.
Researchers at Berkeley Lab, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, have developed a new battery material that could enable long-range electric vehicles that can drive for hundreds of miles on a single charge, and eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft.
Copper that was once bound with oxygen is better at converting CO2 into renewable fuels than copper that was never bound to oxygen. Scientists say it’s better to have had something special and lost it than to have never had it at all — who would have thought that holds true for metal oxides within solar fuel catalysts?
Berkeley Lab researchers led the analysis of particle collider data from Brookhaven Lab that provides new insight into how particles called quarks combine to form hadrons, which are essential in the makeup of ordinary matter.
Researchers across the world have already amassed tons of info about COVID-19, and learn more every day. Now, Berkeley Lab experts are developing a platform that puts all this valuable knowledge in one place, and leverages machine learning to make new discoveries.
Berkeley Lab-affiliated researchers played a leading role in analyzing data for a demonstration experiment in France that has achieved record precision for a specialized detector material.The experiment is one of several being conducted to help improve our understanding of ghostly particles called neutrinos, and of their role in the formation of the universe.
A Berkeley Lab-led research team’s surprising discovery could lead to new electronic materials that surpass the limitations imposed by Moore’s Law, which predicted in 1975 that the number of transistors packed into a silicon computer chip would double every two years.
Our biomanufacturing experts are helping accelerate the development of new COVID-19-fighting technologies. Learn how the scientists at the ABPDU are collaborating with biotech companies to scale up and optimize production of coronavirus-targeting antibodies and a highly accurate rapid testing system.