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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.

Unexpected Transformations Reinforce Roman Concrete

Researchers used the ALS to study binding phases in Roman architectural concrete, revealing reactions and profound transformations that contribute to long-term cohesion and durability. The findings add to our growing understanding of cementing processes in Roman concretes, informing resilient materials of the future. Read more »PPT-icon-35

Alyssa Brand, Chemical Safety Specialist

Alyssa Brand recently joined the ALS safety team. She’s not new to the Lab—she previously worked at the Molecular Foundry and in the EH&S Division. She is excited to join the ALS and learn more about all the science going on here. Read more »

DNA Synthesis: Flip It and Reverse It

What if the current model for DNA synthesis were flipped on its head? Using time-resolved x-ray crystallography, researchers gained new insights into this essential biological process, revealing that two steps in the synthesis pathway are, in reality, reversed. Read more »

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