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Dispelling a Misconception About Mg-Ion Batteries

October 16, 2014

A series of computer simulations run at NERSC has dispelled a long-standing misconception about magnesium-ions in the electrolyte that transports the ions between a battery’s electrodes. Read More »


Chorin Wins National Medal of Science

October 3, 2014

Alexandre Chorin, a mathematician with Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division and a University Professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley, was named today by President Obama as a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. Read More »


New Employee Profiles - October 2014

October 1, 2014

Introducing Lauren Goodfriend, Bhupender Thakur and Hosnia “Nia” Eteiwi Read More »


Simulations Reveal An Unusual Death for Ancient Stars

September 29, 2014

Certain primordial stars—those between 55,000 and 56,000 times the mass of our Sun, or solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects—among the Universe’s first-generation of stars—would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind. Read More »


Pore models track reactions in underground carbon capture

September 25, 2014

Berkeley Lab researchers are creating microscopic pore-scale simulations could help scientists evaluate ways to store carbon dioxide produced by power plants, keeping it from contributing to global climate change. Read More »


Interface Surprises May Motivate Novel Oxide Electronic Devices

September 23, 2014

Complex oxides have long tantalized the materials science community for their promise in next-generation energy and information technologies. Now researchers have found that intrinsic electric fields can drive oxygen diffusion at interfaces in engineered thin films made of complex oxides. Read More »


CS Staff Contribute to Successful National Lab Day in Washington

September 19, 2014

Seventeen DOE national labs pooled their expertise and accomplishments to stage National Lab Day in the Rayburn Senate Office Building on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The event, which focused on the labs as a system rather than highlighting individual labs. drew 15 members of Congress and more than 100 staff members. Read More »


Mapping the March to Methodical Materials

September 18, 2014

Scientists at DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have determined the individual reactions and the energy needed at each step to form the basic unit of a popular MOF. Read More »


Adapting Materials Sciences Algorithms for Cancer Screening Leads to Award for Berkeley Lab Researcher

September 15, 2014

An automated method to extract the boundaries of individual cytoplasm and nucleus from overlapping cervical cell images, developed by Berkeley Lab's Daniela Ushizima and Brazilian collaborators, won first place at an IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2014) competition. The tool included pattern recognition algorithms developed by DOE's CAMERA to characterize new materials. Read More »

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Bell Named to National Academies' Board on Mathematical Sciences and their Applications

September 8, 2014

John Bell, a senior staff mathematician in CRD’s Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE), has been named to the Board on Mathematical Sciences and their Applications (BMSA) of the National Academies. Read More »