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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.

Exquisitely Selective CO2 Reduction on Silver

Researchers electrochemically reduced CO2 to CO with nearly perfect selectivity over other products by adding an organic compound to the surface of a silver electrode. With theoretical analyses and ALS data, the work revealed the key role of the microenvironment in promoting the conversion of CO2, a greenhouse gas, into useful products. Read more »PPT-icon-35

Five SCGSR Awardees to Conduct Research at the ALS

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program will provide Quinn Carvalho (Oregon State), Suzanne Mulligan (UNLV), Nicholas Russo (Boston Univ.), Buck Scougale (Univ. Wyoming), and Lauren Vallez (Stanford) with supplemental awards to conduct research at the ALS in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. Read more »

APS and R&D 100 Awards Recognize Wanli Yang

Congratulations to ALS senior scientist Wanli Yang, who was recently elected a fellow of the American Physical Society and was part of a Berkeley Lab team led by Wei Tong that received a 2021 R&D 100 Award for a novel cathode material for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. Read more »

2021 Berkeley Lab Director’s Award Laureates

Congratulations to Photon Science Development Lead Howard Padmore, Mechanical Technician Monroe Thomas, and the Center for X-Ray Optics, who will be honored with Berkeley Lab Director’s Awards. Tune in to the award ceremony on November 18 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Read more »

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications Open Nov. 1

The ALS’s commitment to recruiting a vibrant, diverse, and talented workforce is paramount to promoting a diverse lab community. To support the next generation of researchers, we have two types of fellowships to fund research at our facility. Applications for the doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships will be accepted November 1–December 1. Read more »

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