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The Advanced Light Source is a U.S. Department of Energy scientific user facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Our mission is to advance science for the benefit of society by providing our world-class synchrotron light source capabilities and expertise to a broad scientific community.

Infrared Probe of Ultrahigh-Quality Nanoribbon Resonators

Researchers found that ribbon-like thin films, grown through a bottom-up, self-assembly approach, can act as ultrahigh-quality nanoscale resonators of lattice vibrations at infrared frequencies. These ultrathin nanostructures are ideal platforms for applications that harness infrared light, such as thermal emission and molecular sensing. Read more »PPT-icon-35 PDF-icon-35

Winter 2022 Shutdown Recap

The main driver for the recent shutdown (January to early March) was preparing the storage ring wall for the installation of the ALS-U accumulator ring. Check out the video of all the projects that took place during this shutdown. Read more »

Key to Coral Resilience Is Faster Skeletal Crystallization

In a new study, researchers show that the crystallization rate of coral skeletons differs across species and is correlated with their resilience to ocean acidification. The results have implications for predicting coral reef survival and developing mitigation strategies against having their bony skeletons weakened by ocean acidification. Read more »

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