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August 11, 2016 — ALS

New X-Ray Microscopy Technique Images Nanoscale Workings of Rechargeable Batteries

Method developed at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source could help researchers improve battery performance There’s a new tool in the push to...
August 4, 2016 — ALS

Stanford-Led Team Reveals Nanoscale Secrets of Rechargeable Batteries

An interdisciplinary team has developed a way to track how particles charge and discharge at the nanoscale, an advance that will lead to better...
July 31, 2016 — ALS

Study Finds Molecular Switch That Triggers Bacterial Pathogenicity

DNA-binding proteins could provide new target for development of drugs to prevent or treat bacterial infection. Scientists have revealed for the...
June 7, 2016 — ALS

New Chemical ‘Sponges’ Designed to Soak Up Toxic Cancer-fighting Drugs After Targeting Tumors

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley researchers are developing new tools to capture chemotherapy drugs before they circulate throughout the body. Doctors have...
May 15, 2016 — ALS

Berkeley Lab Scientists Discover Surprising New Properties in a 2-D Semiconductor

In the world of semiconductors, impurities and defects can be a good thing. They modify the properties of materials such as silicon, and scientists...
April 19, 2016 — ALS

What Screens are Made of: New Twists (and Bends) in LCD Research

X-ray research at Berkeley Lab details exotic structure formed by liquid crystals Liquid crystals, discovered more than 125 years ago, are at work...
March 17, 2016 — ALS

New Carbon Capture Membrane Boasts CO2 Highways

A new, highly permeable carbon capture membrane developed by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (...
February 23, 2016 — ALS

New Way to Reduce Plant Lignin Could Lead to Cheaper Biofuels

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown for the first time that an enzyme can...
October 28, 2015 — ALS

On the Road to ANG Vehicles

With new makes of all-electric and hybrid automobiles seeming to emerge as fast as the colors of fall, it is easy to overlook another alternative to...
August 27, 2015 — ALS

Soaking Up Carbon Dioxide and Turning it into Valuable Products

A molecular system that holds great promise for the capture and storage of carbon dioxide has been modified so that it now also holds great promise...