Berkeley lab's Wim Leemans Berkeley Lab’s Wim Leemans and his incredible shrinking accelerators

Wim Leemans of DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s is among the pioneers of laser wakefield acceleration, with its promise of accelerating gradients up to 10,000 times greater than today’s conventional accelerators. Leemans and his group not only achieved one of the technology’s earliest practical demonstrations but used a technique that has since led to still-diminutive but dramatically more powerful accelerators.

Full Story


Flow of ions and a DNA through a single-walled carbon nanotube (Haitao Liu)Theory, simulations explain DNA sequencer surprise

Researchers working toward a low-cost DNA sequencing tool for medical diagnostics and other uses have proposed a microfluidic device that uses a single-walled carbon nanotube as a nanopore conduit to thread, or translocate, a single strand of DNA from one reservoir with electrolyte to another, analyzing and sequencing the DNA in the process.

Full Story

See also…

DOE Pulse
  • Number 304  |
  • February 1, 2010