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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.

Nanoscale Infrared Study of Meteorite Mineralogy

Using a nanoscale infrared probe, researchers found that the minerals in a meteorite—an artifact representing the solar system’s past—were altered by water on very fine spatial scales. The work sheds light on conditions in the early solar system and lays groundwork for analyzing asteroid samples to be returned to Earth by NASA in 2023. Read more »PPT-icon-35

Removing Nitrogen from Wastewater using Horizontal Levees

Treated municipal wastewater often contains nitrogen, which has been linked to algal blooms that can devastate coastal ecosystems. In a recent study, researchers characterized the primary nitrogen-removal pathways in a horizontal levee, an engineered subsurface water-treatment system consisting of a gently sloping strip of land adjacent to storm-control levees. Read more »

Paris Gordon, User Services Office Administrator

Paris Gordon’s love of science started at a young age, as did her connection to Berkeley Lab. Throughout her 24 years here, she has built strong relationships with people from all around the world. Find out more about what she does in the User Office. Read more »

Three SCGSR Awardees to Conduct Research at the ALS

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program will provide Michelle Devoe (UC Berkeley), Abraham Lewis Levitan (MIT), and Dayne Yoshiki Sasaki (UC Davis) with supplemental awards to conduct research at the ALS in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. Read more »

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