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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.

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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. Research in CSD provides a basis for new and improved energy technologies and for understanding and mitigating the environmental impacts of energy use.

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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. Through their core programs and research centers, they cultivate a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to materials research and help train the next generation of materials scientists.

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The Molecular Foundry is a DOE 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. Home to state-of-the-art and often one-of-a-kind instruments, the Molecular Foundry has laboratories for materials science, physics, chemistry, biology, and molecular biology.