Researchers Target Embryonic Stem Cell Sugars
Foundry users recently created a molecular mimic of the sugar-decorated proteins that help mouse embryonic stem cells develop into nerve cells. The goal is to better understand how cell surface sugars influence stem cell differentiation into specific cell types.
Characterizing Hot Carriers Could Hold the Key to Future Solar Cell Efficiencies
Users of the Molecular Foundry have cleared one of the major road blocks to the design and development of new, more efficient solar cells by designing a theoretical model for characterizing electrical charge carriers.
Chemically Amplified Molecular Photoresist for High-Resolution Lithography
Users from Intel collaborated with staff from the Molecular Foundry and the ALS to create a new approach to photoresist that achieves both high-resolution and sensitivity.
A New Chemical Recipe Raises Prospect of Inexpensive Fuel
Foundry users develop a new metal-organic framework (MOF) that turns ethane - a natural gas component - into liquid ethanol, paving the way for easier, safer, and less expensive use of natural gas.
New Chemistry for High-Resolution Patterning at the Nanoscale
A collaboration between users from Intel and Foundry staff - with contributions from ALS - outlines the chemistry of photoresist, enabling smaller features for future generations of microprocessors.
Nanocrystal Simulation Verified by the Discovery of Predicted Hydroxyl Ions
A research team that included Molecular Foundry staff recently reported an atomic level simulation of semiconducting nanocrystals that provide a new understanding of the precise atomic structure at their surfaces.
Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley
Regenerative Thermo-PhotoVoltaics, a New Opportunity in Radiative Science
Peidong Yang, UC Berkeley
Semiconductor Nanowires for Artificial Photosynthesis
Nanoparticles: To Be or Not to Be Crystalline?
Researchers working at NCEM and another NSRC discovered that there is no one size where particles go from non-crystalline to crystalline phases
Bruce Cohen, Molecular Foundry
Zapping Ugly Ducklings into Swans: Weakly Luminescent Nanocrystals that Make Exceptional Single-Molecule Imaging Probes
Method Developed to Stabilize Semiconductors for Use in Artificial Photosynthesis
Researchers at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), performed work at three user facilities at LBL; the Molecular Foundry provided fabrication resources while NCEM and ALS were used to characterize the device.
Foundry and NCEM Scientists Join LBNL Contingent to Raise User Facility Awareness on Capitol Hill
LBNL user facility staff and collaborators recently traveled to DC to meet with Congressional Representatives and their staff, as well as participate in the 4th Annual National User Facility Organization (NUFO) Science Expo.
Xiang Zhang Appointed Director of Materials Sciences Division
UC Berkeley professor, nanoscience researcher and Molecular Foundry user to lead the LBNL division that oversees the Foundry and NCEM
Unexpected Water Explains Surface Chemistry of Nanocrystals
A research team that included Foundry staff discovered how charged ligands balance on the surface of colloidal nanoparticles, thereby validating a novel atomic level simulation of semiconducting nanocrystals
Probing Dopant Distribution
Finding by Foundry researchers opens the door to better doping of semiconductor nanocrystals
Organic Facility Director Frank Svec Retiring
Frank Svec, Director of the Organic and Macromolecular Synthesis Facility since its inception, will be retiring on June 15. Matt Francis will be joining the Foundry as Acting Facility Director.
Jeff Neaton Takes Over DOE Instagram Account
The DOE gave followers a glimpse into a day in the life of Jeff Neaton on May 15 through its Instagram account. Over 20 pictures were used to capture what goes into a day as the Director of the Molecular Foundry.
Eva Nogales, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11am
Visualization of biological macromolecular complexes by Cryo-EM
The Influence of Dopant Distribution on the Plasmonic Properties of Indium Tin Oxide Nanocrystals
Molecular Foundry researchers demonstrated the strong influence of dopant distribution on the optoelectronic properties of colloidal indium tin oxide (ITO) nanocrystals.
Delia Milliron, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11am
The Role of Surfaces and Interfaces in Nanocrystal-Based Materials
Foundry/NCEM Create New Seminar Series Beginning May 13
Nine seminar speakers will represent the diverse expertise found at the Foundry and NCEM. Seminars on topics of general interest will take place on Tuesdays at 11am in the Chemla Room.
Jason Azoulay, University of Southern Mississippi
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11am
Narrow Band Gap Conjugated Polymers for Emergent Electronic Technologies
Foundry Scientists Demo ‘Peppytide’ Protein Models at Maker Faire
Ron Zuckermann and Promita Chakraborty of the Foundry's Biological Nanostructures Facility participated in the 2014 Maker Faire to show off their 3D foldable peptide models recently featured in PNAS.
William Chueh, Stanford University
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11am
Ion Intercalation in Materials for Batteries and Fuel Cells
Weber-Bargioni Selected for Early Career Research Award
Alex Weber-Bargioni, a staff scientist in the Molecular Foundry's Imaging and Manipulation Facility, was selected as one of 35 scientists to receive significant funding from DOE’s Early Career Research Program.
Jeff Neaton, Molecular Foundry
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11am
Nanoscale Perspectives on Organic Energy Materials from Ab Initio Quantum Mechanics
Probing for Better Doping of Semiconductor Nanocrystals
Foundry research shows that the distribution of dopant is just as important as the amount of dopant when designing semiconductors with desired properties
Foundry Volunteers Participate in Lab's Science Festival at Daughters and Sons to Work Day
120 Lab employee sons and daughters helped build a 20 foot carbon nanotube balloon model at the LBNL Science Festival on April 24.
Foundry's Jim Schuck Featured on DOE's #LabChat: The Science of the Very Small
Energy.gov hosted a Twitterchat with three National Lab nanoscientists, including the Foundry's Imaging & Manipulation Facility Director, Jim Schuck.
Efficient Conversion of Carbon Monoxide to Liquid Fuel
A multidisciplinary team of users at the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) created copper-derived electrocatalysts that efficiently produce appreciable amounts of ethanol from carbon monoxide (CO) gas at room temperature and pressure.
Molecular Foundry Participates in NASA Earth Day Global Selfie
Users and staff in the Foundry's Nanofabrication Facility with Facility Director Stefano Cabrini and Staff Engineer Adam Schwartzberg. Other participating centers from LBNL included NERSC, ESNet, ESD, JGI, and ALS.
Frank Svec Honored with Nernst-Tswett Award by the EuSSS
Director of Organic and Macromolecular Synthesis Facility will receive the Nernst-Tswett Award from the European Society for Separation Science (EuSSS) at the 30th International Symposium on Chromatography in Salzburg later this year.
Sen. Feinstein Visits Molecular Foundry
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) recently visited the Molecular Foundry where she met with Director Jeff Neaton and Staff Scientist Delia Milliron.
Bright Future for Protein Nanoprobes
Molecular Foundry researchers discover new rules for single-particle imaging with light-emitting nanocrystals that should be a big asset for biological imaging, especially deep-tissue optical imaging of neurons in the brain.
EERE’s David Danielson Visits Molecular Foundry
As part of his visit to LBNL, David Danielson, Assistant DOE Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), visited the Molecular Foundry to hear about industry engagement at the lab.
Foundry/NCEM Combined Call for Proposals – Deadline March 31st
In preparation for their merge that will be finalized by October 1, 2014, the Molecular Foundry and the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) have combined their user proposal submission and review processes for their next Call for Proposals. Proposals can be submitted here and will be accepted through March 31, 2014.
NCEM Scientists at ‘Science at the Theater’ Event in Richmond
NCEM scientists Peter Ercius and Jim Ciston, along with four other Berkeley Lab researchers, will share how discovery happens and what it means to the public at Richmond's East Bay Center for the Performing Arts on May from 7-8:30 p.m.
Prof. Korin Wheeler, Santa Clara University
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11am
Evaluation of the Role of Proteins in the Environmental Fate and Reactivity of Nanomaterials
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11am
Walter Drisdell, LBL: Probing Adsorption Interactions In Metal-Organic Frameworks Using X-ray Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory
Kyuho Lee, LBL: Systematic Study of Small Molecule Adsorption in Open-site Metal-organic Frameworks from First-principles
Field of Peptoid Chemistry Emerges at ACS Meeting
Peptoid chemistry, a field originally developed by Foundry researcher Ron Zuckermann, celebrated its first dedicated session at this month's American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting in Dallas
Foundry Research Featured on Physics World Webinar
March 26 event will focus on recent advances in nanoscale etching and atomic layer deposition, featuring the Foundry's Deirdre Olynick and Kim Lee from Seagate
Discovery of New Semiconductor Holds Promise for 2D Physics and Electronics
Foundry users have discovered a new member of the transition metal dichalcogenides (sTMD) family that behaves as electronically and vibrationally decoupled monolayers.
NCEM Leadership Change
After more than 20 years as Director of NCEM, Ulrich Dahmen has stepped into a new role as Senior Advisor. Andrew Minor is serving as Acting Director.
Newly Developed Tool Enables Remote Researchers to Take a Deeper Look at Interfaces
For the first time, data collected and analyzed by a very remote user of NCEM has been published.
A New Mathematics for Experimental Science
Foundry researchers help lay the groundwork for a new LBL center designed to bring innovative math solutions to experimental science problems
Christine Payne, Georgia Tech
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11am
Protein Corona: Protein Structure Dictates Nanoparticle-cell Interactions
Optimized Nanocrystals for Single-Molecule Imaging
Users at the Molecular Foundry have discovered a new member of the transition metal dichalcogenides (sTMD) family, rhenium disulphide (ReS2).
Foundry Scientist Presented Next Big Tech Idea at 'Science at the Theater' Event
Gloria Olivier, a postdoc in the Biological Nanostructures Facility, joined four other Berkeley Lab researchers in a showcase of technologies that will greatly benefit society. Olivier's idea of "Molecular Velcro" was selected as the most promising by the panel of the judges.
Dr. Peter Fischer, Center for X-ray Optics, LBNL
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11am
Full-field soft x-ray microscopy: a unique tool for nano- and mesoscience
Makoto Fujita, University of Tokyo, Dept. of Applied Chemistry
Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10am
Crystalline Sponge Method: X-ray Analysis without Crystallization on the Microgram Scale
In Memoriam: Gareth Thomas (1932–2014)
Gareth Thomas, founder of the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) and one of the world’s foremost experts on electron microscopy, passed away on February 7. He was 81.
Optimized Nanocrystals for Single-Molecule Imaging
A multidisciplinary team of Molecular Foundry scientists used advanced characterization and theoretical modeling to develop significantly smaller and brighter upconverting nanoparticles (UCNPs).
Matthew Pelton, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11am
Optical Studies of Nanoscale Physics: Semiconductor Nanoplatelets, Vibrating Metal Nanoparticles, and Metal-Semiconductor Assemblies
Ke Xu, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11am
Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy: New Biology Revealed by Sub-10 nm Resolution
Foundry Scientist, Deirdre Olynick, Hosting Virtual Lab Tour
The Molecular Foundry will be featured during a "virtual field trip" of LBL as part of a new series of Google+ Connected Classrooms hangouts.
Foundry Research Featured on Journal Cover and DoD Blog
The Dept. of Defense Blog, Armed with Science, recently featured Foundry computational work on peptoid forcefields that was also on the cover of the Journal of Computational Chemistry.
Dr. Frank Q. Zhu, HGST
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11am
Controlled Nucleation Growth of Granular Thin Films by Templating Effect and Self-Assembly
Dr. Hou-Tong Chen, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, LANL
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11am
Terahertz Metamaterials – Structure Design, Material Integration and Emergent Functionality
Alexandros Lappas, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser
Properties and Applications of Surface-stabilised Iron-Oxide Magnetic Nanoclusters
Good Vibrations: Researchers Tune the Chemical Bonds of Buckyballs
Researchers at the Molecular Foundry, in collaboration with scientists from Rice University, were able to tune chemical bonds to become stronger or weaker by using an applied voltage and electric current in fullerene or "buckyball" molecules.
Cooling Microprocessors with Carbon Nanotubes
Researchers at the Molecular Foundry have developed a "process friendly" technique that would enable the cooling of microprocessor chips through carbon nanotubes.
Dr. David Baker, University of Washington
Design of Protein Structures, Functions and Assemblies
Video Story on Peppytides: Interactive Models of Polypeptide Chains
Molecular Foundry researchers have created a new video short story on the development of Peppytides, the scaled, 3D-printed models of polypeptide chains that can be folded into accurate protein structures.
Ales Hrabec, Leeds University
The Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI) can be measured via several techniques but the magnetic field-based method avoids all the problems with patterning and potential mixing with current-related effects such as the Spin Hall Effect or the Rashba field.
Computational Design of a New MOF for N2/CH4 Separations
A collaborative team of Molecular Foundry Users and staff used computation to design and predict a new metal–organic framework (MOF) able to separate dinitrogen from methane and other methane-rich gases.
Molecular Foundry Highlighted in Local Newspaper
Following a visit to the Molecular Foundry, Contra Costa Times Columnist, Tom Barnidge highlighted the the potential for nanoscience research in his front page column entitled, "Lab thinks small to net big results."
Neaton Named American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
Neaton was part of the recent class of APS Fellows for his "fundamental contributions to the understanding of phase behavior, electronic structure, and transport properties of condensed matter, particularly multiferroics, nanostructures, and materials for energy conversion and storage."
Enhancing Thermal Transport of Carbon Nanotubes
In a User project with Intel, Foundry scientists have shown that the use of short organic molecules that form covalent bonds between metal surfaces and vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) leads to a six-fold reduction in thermal interface resistance.
Three Foundry Scientists Receive 2014 Lab Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Awards
Molecular Foundry Staff Scientists, Alex Weber-Bargioni, Caroline Ajo-Franklin and Brett Helms, were included among those LBNL researchers receiving funds through the FY2014 Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program.
Peppytides Featured in Make Magazine
Make Magazine, a bimonthly magazine that focuses on DIY projects, recently highlighted the Peppytide models that were developed at the Molecular Foundry by Dr. Ron Zuckermann and Promita Chakraborty. Peppytides are scientifically accurate models of biological structures that can be used by students and researchers.
SOFs Take to Water
Researchers at the Molecular Foundry have unveiled the first two-dimensional SOFs that self-assemble in solution, an important breakthrough that holds implications for sensing and separation technologies, energy sciences, and, perhaps most importantly, biomimetics.
Holistic Cell Design by Berkeley Lab Scientists Leads to High-Performance, Long Cycle-Life Lithium-Sulfur Battery
Researchers at Berkeley Lab, including the Molecular Foundry, have developed a lithium-sulfur (Li/S) battery that has more than twice the specific energy of lithium-ion batteries, and that lasts for more than 1,500 cycles with minimal decay of the battery's capacity.
Dr. Peter Gregory, Editor in Chief, Advanced Materials
Publishing Trends in Science and How to Survive Peer Review
Self-assembled Single-layer 2D Frameworks
Foundry Users have created the first 2D supramolecular organic framework (SOF) with honeycomb periodicity using a novel solution-based self-assembly approach
USA Today Features Molecular Foundry Research
Delia Milliron's work on smart windows was included in the USA Today article, "Innovations that will transform home of the future"
An Inside Look at MOFs
A team LBL researchers, including members of the Molecular Foundry's Theory Facility, probe into the electronic structure of metal-organic frameworks (MOF), which may lead to improved capturing of greenhouse gases.
Thomas Boone, HGST/Western Digital
A Tradition of Miniaturization (The Evolution of the Hard Disk Drive & the Potential of Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording)
Foundry and NCEM Staff Gather to Identify Scientific Synergies
The Molecular Foundry and NCEM staff participated in a Scientific Retreat on November 4-5 to discuss new scientific opportunities in nanoscience and electron scattering and identify research areas that could benefit from increasingly close collaboration.
David Britt, Berkeley Lab: Steps Toward Controlling her External Surface Chemistry of Metal-organic Frameworks
Dianne Xiao, UC Berkeley: Iron Metal-organic Frameworks for Hydrocarbon Oxidations
UC President Janet Napolitano Visits Foundry
Newly appointed UC President Janet Napolitano spent the day at LBNL recently, which included a visit to the Molecular Foundry.
Alison Hatt to Direct User Program
Former Molecular Foundry postdoc, Alison Hatt, has been selected as User Program Director.
Jeff Urban Joins Eight Researchers in Sharing "Big Ideas" at Science at the Theatre
Eight LBNL scientists including Jeff Urban, Director of the Inorganic Nanostructures Facility at the Molecular Foundry, presented eight game-changing concepts in eight minutes as part of the Science at the Theater on Monday, Oct. 28.
Foundry Researchers Take Cues From Nature in Designing a Programmable Nanomaterial for Biosensing
Researchers have created a new "molecular Velcro" that mimics the way natural antibodies recognize viruses and toxins, and could lead to a new class of biosensors.
Foundry User Wins "Genius Award"
Molecular Foundry User, Craig Fennie, received one of this year's 24 MacArthur Fellowship Awards for his research on the material properties of new nanostructures.
Gordana Dukovic, University of Colorado
Photophysics and Photochemistry of Nanoscale Semiconductors
Milliron's Nanotech Breakthrough Enables Manipulation Of Light
Forbes Magazine recently conducted a Q&A with Delia Milliron of the Molecular Foundry, asking about her research in developing smart windows, commercialization of this technology, how the Foundry works, and building relationships with local start-ups.
Making Smart Windows Even Smarter
At the heart of their technology is a new "designer" electrochromic material, made from nanocrystals of indium tin oxide embedded in a glassy matrix of niobium oxide.
Functionalized Nanosheets Designed For Molecular Recognition
Researchers at the Molecular Foundry have designed and synthesized a new class of antibody-mimetic material consisting of peptoid nanosheets covered in functional peptide loops.
2013 Annual User Meeting Postponed
Due to the impact of the partial federal government shutdown on our event planning and outreach activities, the 2013 Annual User Meeting (AUM) has been postponed. A new date in the first half of 2014 is currently being arranged.
Uncovering Size Dependence of Hydriding Phase Transformations in Nanocrystals
Understanding what happens to a material as it undergoes phase transformations is of fundamental scientific interest and critical for optimizing commercial applications.
In Water as In Love, Likes Can Attract
An LBNL research team that included Molecular Foundry theorist David Prendergast has shown that, when hydrated in water, positively charged ions (cations) can actually pair up with one another.
Jeff Neaton Named Director of Molecular Foundry
Jeff Neaton, a long-time Foundry researcher in the field of computational nanoscience, has been appointed director of the Molecular Foundry.
Francesca Morabito, University of Catania, Italy
An Analysis of the Molecular Foundry's Industrial Collaborations: Recommendations for Program Enhancements and Changes.
Building Blocks for Biochemists
Molecular Foundry scientists have built a flexible, scaled, physical model of a polypeptide chain that accurately reproduces its secondary structures.
Size Matters as Nanocrystals Go Through Phases
Foundry researchers have demonstrated that as metal nanocrystals go through phase transformations, size can make a much bigger difference than previously believed.
Alex Weber-Bargioni, The Molecular Foundry
Investigating the Propagation of Optically Excited States and Optoelectronic Processes in Nano Building Block Assemblies
Research may Predict How Carbon is Stored Underground
Computer simulations indicate calcium carbonate has a dense liquid phase.
Prof. Lian-Mao Peng, Peking University
Friday, August 2, 2013
Carbon Nanotube Electronics: Extending the Moore Law to the End of the Roadmap and Beyond
Raising the IQ of Smart Windows
Researchers at the Molecular Foundry have designed a thin coating of nanocrystals embedded in glass that can dynamically modify sunlight as it passes through a window.
Foundry Researchers Receive Two 2013 R&D 100 Awards
Congratulations to the Molecular Foundry's award-winning innovators! Presented by R&D Magazine, the R&D 100 Awards recognize the year's top 100 new technologies.
Solar Cells: More than skin deep
A collaborative team of scientists at the Molecular Foundry and Plant PV, a small company researching photovoltaic materials, have developed a technique to directly measure the carrier dynamics of photovoltaic materials beyond the surface.
Gold Boosts Chromatography
At a recent ACS National Meeting, the Foundry's Frank Svec described how gold nanoparticles can improve the performance of chromatography.
Black Gold Makes Bright Beams
Researchers led by Foundry scientist Alex Polyakov have designed nanoscale arrays for photocathodes, opening new possibilities for next generation light sources.
Rachel Segalman Appointed Acting Division Director for Materials Sciences
Rachel Segalman has been appointed as the acting director of the Materials Sciences Division, effective July 8. The Molecular Foundry is a part of the Material Sciences Division.
Three Foundry Scientists Honored with Director's Awards for Exceptional Achievement
Congratulations to the winners from the Molecular Foundry of the 2013 Director's Awards for Exceptional Achievement!
Foundry's Ritankar Das Is Campus's Top Graduating Senior
At 18, Das graduates as Cal's youngest University Medalist in at least a century, earning degrees in bioengineering and chemical biology in only three years.
Semiconducting Films Tailored for Future Energy
Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that robust metal chalcogenide architectures can be constructed from colloidal nanocrystal building units.
Nanoscientist Shares Love of Bike Racing with Local Community
Alex Weber-Bargioni of the Foundry revealed the "Actual Science" of riding a bike before a standing-room-only crowd at the Actual Café in North Oakland recently.
Size Doesn't Matter
Large volume changes which occur in electrode materials as a result of the electrochemical alloying reactions in batteries lead to severe mechanical deformation of electrode materials and eventual failure.
W.E. Moerner, Stanford University
August 27, 2013
Keeping Lithography Current
Foundry researchers have discovered how to improve current optical lithography techniques by reducing pitch gratings.
A team led by the Foundry's Caroline Ajo-Franklin has demonstrated that engineered E. coli strains can generate measurable current at an anode.
Seeing in Color at the Nanoscale
Foundry researchers have developed a new tool that delivers information about nanoscale chemistry and interactions with light, the atomic microscopy equivalent to color.
Steve Granick, the University of Illinois
September 17, 2013
Holger Schmidt, UC Santa Cruz
September 24, 2013
Foundry Welcomes Branden Brough
Before becoming the Foundry's new communications and outreach specialist, Brough worked at the NIH where he led congressional and public outreach efforts.
Ron Zuckermann Takes Center Stage
The Foundry's Ron Zuckermann presented his "Big Idea"—mimicking nature to make better materials—before a live audience at a recent Science at the Theater event.
The Foundry's Caroline Ajo-Franklin and her team have demonstrated that engineered E. coli strains can generate measurable current at an anode.
Defining Structure in Synthetic Proteins
In a collaborative study, Foundry researchers have demonstrated that reliable de novo structural prediction for peptoids is possible.
S-layer Key to Self-Assembly
Using in situ AFM to observe S-layer formation on mica chips, Foundry scientists show that a kinetic trap occurs during protein self-assembly.
The Foundry's Jim DeYoreo led the development of a groundbreaking model that predicts molecular interactions.
New Direction for Nanorods
MSD's Haimei Zheng and the Foundry's Stephen Whitelam contribute to new findings that resolve a decades-long debate about nanoparticle growth dynamics.
Nanopillar Array Boosts Electron Photoemission
A new technique developed with the Foundry's Bruce Harteneck proves that the plasmonic field of a gold nanopillar array enhances photoemitted-electron energies.
Nanoscience in Pure Color
The Foundry's Delia Milliron and colleagues have developed a model to accurately predict the color and purity of upconverted light emitted by any combination of ions.
Enhanced Carbon Capture
The Foundry's Jeff Neaton led the discovery of a new CO2-binding mechanism that may help design materials to capture and store anthropogenic carbon emissions.
Energy Conversion at the Nanoscale
Researchers from Columbia University and the Foundry reveal a surprising relationship between electrical conductivity and thermopower at the molecular scale.
An Atlas for Nanotube Exploration
A research team co-led by Feng Wang of the Materials Sciences Division has mapped out an atlas of carbon nanotubes' key structural and optical properties.
Foundry User Wins $4 Million Grant
ARPA-E has awarded $4 million to local start-up and Foundry user Alveo Energy to develop efficient, cost-effective batteries based on the pigment Prussian Blue.
Smart Windows: Behind the Scenes
Foundry scientist Delia Milliron and colleagues look ahead with smart window technology for energy efficiency in this Behind the Scenes @ Berkeley Lab video.
Seeing in Color at the Nanoscale
Foundry researchers have developed a new tool that delivers information about nanoscale chemistry and interactions with light, the atomic microscopy equivalent to color.
Intern Shakes Up Science
Molecular Foundry intern Arron Phillips likes to shake up her perspective for the good of science, as seen in these artistic images of her research on metal-organic frameworks.
Foundry's Milliron Wins $3 Million ARPA-E Grant
Foundry scientist Delia Milliron has received a $3 million ARPA-E grant for her work on enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings through smart windows.
Foundry Spin-Off Wins NOVA Competition
Heliotrope Technologies, a Molecular Foundry spin-off company, has won the 2012 NOVA Innovation Competition for its energy-efficient smart window coatings.
Folding Funnel Key to Biomimicry
Foundry researchers led by Jim DeYoreo and Carolyn Bertozzi have proved that folding funnels are essential to self-assembling multiple proteins.
Foundry Scientists Honored with Director's Awards
Congratulations to Jim Schuck, Alex Weber-Bargioni, and Ron Zuckermann for winning the 2013 Director's Awards for Exceptional Achievement!
The Foundry's Jim DeYoreo led the development of a groundbreaking model that describes how molecular bonds form and break, and predicts molecular interactions.MORE