A man and woman in a lab wearing PPE holding small rectangular samples of PDK plastic Time-lapse photo of the night sky behind a round red-roofed building

The ALS is an Office of Science user facility that serves as one of the world’s premier sources of X-ray, infrared, and ultraviolet light for scientific research ranging from advanced materials and novel chemistry to protein crystallography and 3D biological imaging.

CSD is the home of fundamental research in chemistry and chemical engineering at Berkeley Lab, with a portfolio that spans from atomic to macroscopic scales and from the timescales of electron motion to chemical transformations.

In MSD, researchers advance the fundamental science of materials within the context of global energy-related challenges, developing techniques to design, discover and understand materials for a wide range of applications, including solar cells, computer chips, and nanoscale devices.

Four people in PPE working at different stations in a narrow clean room bathed in yellow light

The Molecular Foundry is an Office of Science user facility for nanoscale science, providing researchers from around the world with access to cutting-edge expertise and instrumentation in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.

Artist’s illustration of hydrodynamical behavior from an interacting ensemble of quantum spin defects in diamond.

ESA’s diverse portfolio of centers addresses pressing research needs and provides advanced tools and instrumentation.

Computer generated vision of Charter Hill

An integrated, state-of-the-art cluster of research buildings for materials and chemistry sciences is envisioned to be built at the top of Charter Hill adjacent to the Advanced Light Source. The vision for the Charter Hill Campus is to support multidisciplinary research that bridges basic and applied science.