John Shalf, a short-haired person wearing a white collared shirt, speaking at an event.

Devices and complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology

Advanced manufacturing and integration


Programming models

Quantum materials research and discovery

Two researchers in clean suits stand on opposite ends of a large machine. Pink, green, and blue square patterns. Each square is a chip with microscopic transistors and circuits. Small orange and blue lights repeated in a wave pattern. Orange and gold microchip artistic rendering. purple repeating pattern Artistic rendering of a light nearing an electric material. Blue microchip circuit lines. Green microchips lined up in an artistic rendering. Skewed view of the exterior decorative panels of a super computer. Interior view of a super computer. Abstract blue connection lines. Abstract image of colorful computer codes streaming into a horizon line. Artistic figure of dots and colorful lines on top of a dark background. Gloved hands holding a square microchip. Perlmutter super computer at Berkeley Lab. Colorful scientific image Ricardo Ruiz, a person wearing a purple sweater over a white striped collared shirt.

The mission of the CHiPPS center is to create new fundamental understanding and control of patterning materials and processes with atomic precision. The goal is to enable the large-scale manufacturing of next-generation microelectronics.

Archana Raja, a person with long dark hair wearing a red patterned shirt.

Our work shows that we need to go beyond the analogy of Lego blocks to understand devices made from stacks of disparate atomically-thin, two-dimensional materials. The seemingly distinct layers communicate through shared electronic pathways, allowing us to access and eventually design functionalities that are greater than the sum of the parts.

Jie Yao, a person with short dark hair and glasses wearing a light blue collared shirt.

We are interested in the topology of various photonic systems. We developed one of the first models that allow the understanding of the twist degree of freedom in moiré photonic structures and the prediction of novel optical properties in such systems.

Scientist conducting experiments in a bunny clean room suit. Ricardo Ruiz, a person with wearing a light blue collared shirt, photographed outdoors.

A new center led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could accelerate the next revolution in microchips, the tiny silicon components used in everything from smartphones to smart speakers, life-saving medical devices, and electric cars.

Berkeley Lab staff scientist Maurice Garcia-Sciveres is leading a collaboration with UC Berkeley and Sandia National Laboratories to develop powerful light-sensing microchips. The team is leveraging their expertise in nano-materials and integrated circuit design to develop new materials and techniques for smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient microelectronics that can be used to address societal challenges.

Berkeley Lab scientists are exploring ways to make energy-efficient microchips and push the boundaries of what’s possible in a world increasingly integrated with technology.

Eight 2-centimeter-tall 3D-printed devices fabricated from supramolecular ink that emits blue or white light. Colorful silicon wafer Artistic depiction of electron transfer driven by an ultrashort laser pulse, across an interface between two atomically-thin materials. Photo of gloved handed adjusting a quantum fridge with gloved hands and instruments. CPU desktop with the contacts facing up lying on the motherboard of the PC. the chip is highlighted with blue light. Technology background Kristin Persson, a brown-haired person wearing a black dress, points at her electrolyte genome 3D visualizations.