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New Class of 'Soft' Semiconductors Could Transform HD Displays


New research by Berkeley Lab scientists could help usher in a new generation of high-definition displays, optoelectronic devices, photodetectors, and more. They have shown that a class of “soft” semiconductors can be used to emit multiple,...
23-Jun-2017 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Could This Strategy Bring High-Speed Communications to the Deep Sea?


A new strategy for sending acoustic waves through water could potentially open up the world of high-speed communications to divers, marine research vessels, remote ocean monitors, deep sea robots, and submarines. By taking advantage of the dynamic...
23-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Microbe Mystery Solved: What Happened to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Plume


The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is one of the most studied spills in history, yet scientists haven’t agreed on the role of microbes in eating up the oil. Now a research team at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence...
21-Jun-2017 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

2-D Material’s Traits Could Send Electronics R&D Spinning in New Directions

Researchers created an atomically thin material at Berkeley Lab and used X-rays to measure its exotic and durable properties that make it a promising candidate for a budding branch of electronics known as “spintronics.”
23-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Sheds Light on How Bacterial Organelles Assemble

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and Michigan State University are providing the clearest view yet of an intact bacterial microcompartment, revealing at atomic-level resolution the structure and assembly of the organelle's protein shell. This work can...
19-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find New Mechanism for Genome Regulation


The same mechanisms that separate mixtures of oil and water may also help the organization of an unusual part of our DNA called heterochromatin, according to a new study by Berkeley Lab researchers. They found that liquid-liquid phase separation...
21-Jun-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

R&D Gives Magnetic Boost to Next-Gen X-ray Laser Projects


Teams of researchers working in a multi-lab collaboration have designed, built, and tested two magnetic devices called superconducting undulators. The effort could lead to a next generation of more powerful, versatile, compact, and durable X-ray...
19-Jun-2017 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Keeping California’s Natural Gas System Safe


The massive natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon shined a light on California’s aging natural gas infrastructure. And five years of extreme drought also exacted its toll on transmission pipelines. Now the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley...
19-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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