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Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have come up with a potentially perfect way to sort and distribute the massive amounts of data that travel daily over optical fibers to people throughout the world.
In a significant step towards improving the design of future catalysts and catalytic reactors, especially for microfluidic “lab-on-a-chip” devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) at Berkeley, have successfully applied magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to the study of gas-phase reactions on the microscale.
As we look around a room, we see most objects by the light that is diffusely reflected from them. Diffuse reflection of light takes place when the surface of the object is not smooth.
TEAM 0.5, the world's most powerful transmission electron microscope has been installed at the Department of Energy's National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Scientists and technicians at the NIF are quickening their pace to install and test the rest of NIF’s 192 lasers.
LLNL scientists for the first time have validated the idea of using extremely short and intense X-ray pulses to capture images of objects.
Adaptive optics is an efficient but expensive way to correct distortions in laser beams.
The intentional or accidental release of contaminants into the environment is an inevitable consequence of human activity.
Photonic crystals are materials which consist of a periodic structure in the nanometer scale, which is in the order of wavelengths of light.
Optical aberration can be considered as a flaw or distortion in the image generated by an optical system such as a lens or mirror compared to the original image.