LBL Currents -- June 17, 1994

Superconducting devices measure fetal heartbeats and more

By Jeffery Kahn,

Scientists have developed a new generation of superconducting electronic devices able to measure extremely faint magnetic fields. Practical and affordable, these "magnetometers" make possible a broad range of new medical instruments and industrial tools.

Materials Sciences Division physicist John Clarke, who led the collaborative effort, says fetal cardiology is likely to be the first commercial usage. The stage was set in 1991 when the collaborators developed the first magnetocardiogram with a high-temperature thin-film magnetometer. The device detects faint magnetic signals produced by the beating of the human heart, creating a waveform which a doctor can examine much like an electrocardiogram.

"Measuring the cardiogram of an unborn child's heart can provide invaluable information," Clarke says. "But after about 22 weeks, it is generally impossible with existing electrical techniques. With the improvements in magnetic field sensitivity we've made, we can now do this with a high Tc magnetometer. You can now imagine having these instruments in a doctor's office."

Superconducting magnetometers have existed for decades but until the recent advent of high transition temperature (high Tc) superconductors that can operate in liquid nitrogen, they relied on low Tc helium-cooled superconductors. These sensors have a variety of applications but their use has been restricted because of the cumbersome and costly nature of helium cooling.

Clarke explains: "The central problem in creating usable high Tc superconducting magnetometers has been that these materials produce considerable `noise.' Through multiple breakthroughs in material science, we have managed to beat the noise power down to one part in ten-million of the level five years ago."

People with heart arrhythmias also should benefit. In Germany and Nova Scotia, for example, studies are under way using arrays of helium-cooled magnetometers to image pathways in the heart magnetically. These arrays paint a picture showing the location within the heart where the electrical short-circuiting responsible for the arrhythmia is occurring. This procedure helps doctors zero in and selectively treat the defective area using catheter ablation.

While extremely promising, this approach is handicapped by the use of helium-cooled materials. The high performance, high Tc magnetometers should help transform this experimental medical program into a more affordable and widely available procedure.

Geophysics and the search for underground natural resources also should be major beneficiaries. Collaborating with Conductus, a private firm based in Sunnyvale, Clarke's team recently field-tested a sensor that provides a three-dimensional measurement of time-varying magnetic fields. The device makes possible a family of instruments useful in oil exploration, geological surveying, and environmental investigative work.

Magnetometers actually consist of two coupled devices, a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) and a flux transformer. The flux transformer serves as an amplifier, picking up weak magnetic signals over a large area and inducing a proportional magnetic flux in the tiny hole of the SQUID. The SQUID, which consists of a loop of superconducting film interrupted by two weak links or "Josephson junctions," responds to the magnetic field by producing a corresponding voltage signal.

The magnetometers were developed by a team led by Clarke that includes researchers at LBL, UC Berkeley, and Conductus Inc. The collaboration includes Berkeley postdocs Dieter Koelle and Frank Ludwig; Berkeley graduate students Gene Dantsker, Andy Miklich, and David Nemeth; and Conductus scientists Kookrin Char and Ward Ruby. A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between LBL and Conductus helped fund the transfer of the technology to industry.

PHOTO CAPTION -- The superconducting magnetometer team includes (left to right) John Clarke, Frank Ludwig and Andy Miklich. Behind them are Dieter Koelle, Gene Dantsker and David Nemeth.
Photo by Paul Hames

PHOTO CAPTION -- Micro-viewing -- As Chantal Khan-Malek of the Center for X-Ray Optics looks on, Robert Dynes, a member of the UC President's Council on the National Labs, takes a look at results of an LBL/Jet Propulsion Lab collaboration on micromachining, headed by LBL's Keith Jackson at the Advanced Light Source. Dynes, a member of the Physics Department at UC San Diego, and other Council members toured the ALS during their May 24-25 visit to LBL. The Council advises the UC President on all matters related to the management and operation of the three UC-operated DOE labs.
Photo by Paul Hames

Galvin Task Force tours LBL

Members of the Galvin Task Force on Alternative Futures for the DOE National Laboratories toured LBL on Wednesday, June 15. Formed by Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary in February, the group of leaders from industry and academia is spending 1994 charting the future of DOE's nine multi-purpose national labs.

The group's final report, expected in early 1995, will focus on ways to develop the national labs, in particular to strengthen ties with the private sector. According to O'Leary, the report's recommendations could involve the redirection, conversion and closure of elements within the DOE laboratory system.

During its afternoon visit, the task force toured the National Center for Electron Microscopy, the Life Sciences facilities at Bldg. 74, and the Advanced Light Source. The group also met with LBL management, which included Lab Director Charles Shank, Deputy Director Pier Oddone, Associate Lab Director of Operations Klaus Berkner and Associate Lab Director of Administration Rod Fleischman. The task force visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Wednesday morning.

Members of the task force visiting LBL included Robert Galvin of the Motorola Corp., who heads the group, Linda Capuano of Conductus Inc., Mark Murphy of Strata Production Co. and Ben Rosen of Compaq Corp. Michelle Donovan, Staff Director for the task force, also participated.

PHOTO CAPTION -- Renovated cafeteria open for business -- A new and improved cafeteria reopened Monday, June 13, after eight days of renovation. The dining center's new features include a deli serving made-to-order sandwiches and an extensive soup and salad bar.
Photo by Mike Wooldridge

Lab to start leasing most of its vehicles

In a move that should result in newer vehicles and reduced monthly mileage charges for Motor Pool customers, the Lab is transferring management of most of its DOE vehicles to the General Services Administration (GSA). The move is also projected to save the Lab some $140,000 per year.

The first phase of the transition began last week, when 161 DOE-owned vehicles received new GSA license plates. The move followed months of planning and negotiation with GSA. LBL already leases 89 vehicles from GSA.

"Our fleet was the oldest in the DOE family," says Motor Pool supervisor Fred Schirmer. "With capital equipment money becoming scarce at the Lab, we started looking at leasing as a way of improving the fleet." A cost analysis study commissioned by Rod Fleischman, Associate Lab Director for Administration, determined that allowing GSA to manage the LBL fleet would save the Lab money, and nearly eliminate capital equipment costs for replacement vehicles.

"GSA has agreed to bring our fleet up to date within five years--and may do it much faster as vehicles are transferred from military bases that are being closed down," Schirmer says. "The GSA's standard is to replace sedans every three years or 30,000 miles, pickups every six years or 50,000 miles, and large trucks every eight years or 70,000 miles." A new fleet will mean increased reliability and decreased repair costs for departments that use Laboratory vehicles, as well as decreased fuel consumption and pollution.

Another advantage of using GSA, according to Schirmer, is the increased flexibility in managing vehicles. Since the vehicles will be leased rather than owned, the fleet can be quickly modified to meet changing needs at the Lab. "For example, users will be able to get rid of vehicles they no longer need, or switch from a van to a pickup without costing the Lab money in terms of capital equipment losses."

Schirmer says the Motor Pool will still be the coordinating group for all vehicle activities. "We'll still take care of maintenance, repair, and replacement for all of the GSA vehicles."

Stack parking a choice for some commuters

To lessen the parking pinch at LBL, Lab managment has designated several "stack" parking areas around the Hill. Stack parking involves parking one car behind another, blocking one or more cars in front. This plan works well for employees who do not usually move their cars during the day.

If you plan to use stack parking, please remember to observe the following regulations; otherwise, you may be subject to citation:

Stack parking cards are available from the Reception Center at X6155, or via cc-mail or Mac Quickmail.

PHOTO CAPTION -- Nathalie Nys of the Materials Sciences Division holds a stack parking card in the lot behind Bldg. 62, where she stack parks her commuter van.
Photo by Mike Wooldridge

N e w s W i r e


Tony Hansen, a physicist with LBL's Human Genome Center, attended the May 12-13 meeting of the Gore-Chernomyrdin Science and Technology Committee, which met in Washington, D.C., to discuss ways to streamline U.S.-Russian cooperative efforts. At the meeting, Hansen presented an example of a successful U.S.-Russian collaboration. Two years ago he and other American scientists teamed up with the Russians to solve the mystery of the Arctic plumes, an unusual cloud formation thought at one time to be methane gas bubbling up through the ocean. The project "illustrated that cooperation is possible, that it can be vital and rewarding and yield good scientific results," Hansen said.


A paper by E&E's Eric K. Pham and Shih-Ger Chang, entitled, "Removal of NO from Flue Gases by Absorption to an Iron(II) Thiochelate Complex and Subsequent Reduction to Ammonia," appeared in the May 12 issue of Nature.

Upward Bound

Are you interested in giving local youth a boost into college? The City of Oakland and the Oakland Chamber of Commerce are recruiting speakers for Upward Bound, a program designed to give kids the skills and the motivation necessary for educational success after high school.

Upward Bound needs speakers for Saturday meetings beginning in October and running through May 1995. Presentations run 30 minutes, with a Q&A period following. The program is especially interested in speakers knowledgeable in the following areas:

For more information, contact Shaun Fennessey at X5122.

LBL thermal mugs for sale

The new LBL Thermal mugs have arrived and will be available in the cafeteria beginning Wednesday, June 20. The 20-ounce plastic mugs will sell for $3 (filled) and refills will cost only 75 cents.

Cal State 9 expands services

The California State Employees' Credit Union No. 9 recently added Money Market accounts and Certificates of Deposit to their financial services available to LBL employees. Second Savings, a savings plan for special events, holidays and purchases, is also now available.

The new money market accounts are available as savings accounts or individual retirement accounts. Both require only $100 to open and additional deposits can be made at any time.

The Cal State 9 term certificates of deposit are available for amounts as low as $1,000, with lengths of investment ranging from 3 to 60 months. Other benefits offered are value-added checking, a 12.9% APR VISA, and free phone banking. For more information on these and other Cal State 9 services, call Jennifer Sharkey at 849-2270, X130.

Corporate Challenge

Employees with fleet feet take note: there's still plenty of time to sign up for the San Francisco Corporate Challenge, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11.

David Jump of the the Energy and Environment Division ran the 5.6K foot race last summer and is looking for others to join him this year on an LBL team.

Call Jump for more information at X4679, or send e-mail to or

LBL softball league

The 1994 LBL Softball League opened its season on Wednesday, June 8. Following are up-to-date scores and standings:

Results of June 8

Budget Cuts 14, CAMshafts 4

Native Defects 12, Off-The-Hill 9

Rated X 12, Legends 7

Environ-Mets 16, SUDZ 10

Rated X 12, Environ-Mets 0

Animals 19, Ball Park Estimates 7

Results of June 15

CAMshafts 8 , Environ-Mets 2

Rated X 19, Ball Park Estimates 6

Legends 13, Native Defects 6

Animals 10, Environ-Mets 7

Off-The-Hill 11, SUDZ 7

Legends 15, Budget Cuts 1

Standings as of June 15

Western Division

Animals 2-0

Budget Cuts 1-1

SUDZ 1-1

CAMshafts 1-1

Environ-Mets 1-3

Eastern Division

Rated X 3-0

Legends 2-1

Native Defects 1-1

Ball Park Estimates 0-2

Off-The-Hill 0-2

Games are played every Wednesday through August 17 at Kleeberger Field (Gayley Road at Rimway Road), beginning at 6 p.m. Playoffs will be held on Wednesday, August 24.

Puzzle Fun

by Maggie Morley




Z G A G F F S E S G F.


C A L E N D A R : June 20 -- June 24

20 m o n d a y


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8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 70A-3377; Pressure Safety/Compressed Gases (EHS-230); pre-registration required, X6612


8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bldg. 66-316; First Aid (EHS-116); pre-registration required, X6554


1:30-4 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; Introduction to Environment, Health & Safety at LBL (EHS-10)


1:30-3 p.m., Bldg. 90-3148; Blood Biosafety Training (EHS-735); pre-registration required, X6612

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8:30 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 66-316; EH&S Roles & Responsibilities for Supervisors in Research Settings (EHS-25), (continued from 6/15); pre-registration required, X6612


9 a.m.-noon; Bldg. 2-100B; Chemical Hygiene & Safety Training (EHS-348); pre-registration required, X6612


12:10 p.m., Bldg. 2-300F; guests welcome

23 t h u r s d a y


9-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 66-316; Building Emergency Team Training (EHS-154); pre-registration required, X6554


12:15 p.m., Bldg. 90-3148; R. Hwuang, Transportation Analyst, "Union of Concerned Scientists California Air Resources Board Ruling on Zero-Emission Vehicles: Implications for Clean Car Technology"

24 f r i d a y


10:30 a.m., Bldg. 71 Conf. Rm.; I. Brown, LBL, "Ion Implantation, Thin Film Deposition, and Hybrid Techniques Using Vacuum-Arc-Produced Metal Plasmas"



Berry French toast

Vegetable beef

Cream of zucchini

Swiss steak scaloppini

Barbecued beef on a roll

South of the Border


Breakfast sandwich

Old-fashioned bean

Creamy cheese & pasta

Turkey lasagna

Tuna melt

Fiesta taco salad


Corned beef hash & eggs

Pork mulligatawny

Cream of tomato

Rosemary chicken

Bacon cheeseburger

South of the Border


Blueberry pancakes

Black bean w/cilantro

Manhattan clam chowder

Stuffed pepper

Rib-eye steak sandwich

Gyro feast


Ham scramble

Beef barley

Cream of potato

Baked cod

Chili dog

South of the Border


Flea Market ads may be sent via Lab mail to Bldg. 65B, electronic mail to, or via Fax to X6641. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.


'72 DATSUN 510 sta. wgn, lots of mi., rough int. & ext., but reliable local trans. 548-9869

'78 HONDA CVCC, 2nd owner, new 72 mo. battery, complete tune-up in 4/94, very clean int. & ext., gd tires, running great, $850/b.o. Lisa, 547-4158

'83 TOYOTA Celica, 2-dr coupe, brn, 5-spd, sunroof, a/c, cruise ctrl, stereo/cass., dependable, passive alarm, $2300. Ken, X7872

'84 NISSAN 200SX, 5-spd, p/s, p/ b, $1800/b.o. X7928

'85 HONDA Accord, 4-dr sedan, 5-spd, 125K mi., a/c, stereo, minor cosmetic damage, engine good, $2700. Steve or Deana, X7520, 848-4214

'85 PLYMOUTH Voyager, 7-pass., 91K mi., blue, p/s, a/c, cruise, stereo cass., $5500/b.o. Robert G. Bergman, 642-2156, 527-2937

'85 TOYOTA Camery LE sedan, a/t, p/s, p/b, a/c, pwr windows & sunroof, 4-dr, runs exc., very reliable, $4K/b.o. Steve, 357-9990

'85 TOYOTA Tercel SW, 5-dr, white, exc. cond., a/c, am/fm cass., sunroof, 113K mi., $2800. Lorenzo, X6054, 883-1730 (eve.)

'88 MAZDA 323 HB, 2-dr, gray metallic, 4-spd, 130K mi., recently overhauled eng., new tires, brakes & muffler, gd cond., $2200/b.o. Jan Cernohorsky, X5466, 843-6005

'88 PLYMOUTH Grand Voyager LE, 3 l. V-6, auto, p/s, p/b, pwr windows & door, a/c, premium sound 4 loud spkrs, prolock sec., tinted glass, cruise & more, 78K mi., avail July (leaving USA), $8.95K/b.o. X6245, 524-2551

GO-CART, 4 yrs. old, seldom used, 5-hp, very gd cond., $500/b.o. X4570, X5901, Joe or Kelly Gonzalez, 634-5364

MOTORCYCLE, '87 BMW-K75, perfect cond., 10K mi., sport fairings, more than $1K of extras, $3500. Bill Myers, X5626, 935-4437

SCOOTER, '88 Yamaha 125, gd cond., 12K mi., $500/b.o. Theresa, X4558, 601-9533 (eve.)

SCOOTER, Honda Elite, 250cc, 3K mi., like new, $1400. X6972


S.F. GIANTS vs. NY Mets, Mon., 7/4, Lower Reserved, Sec. 8, Barry Bonds Growth Chart Poster Day, $11 ea. Mary Padilla, X5771


AUTOMOBILE, Honda Civic wgn, '89-'91 in gd cond. & reasonably priced. (415)386-8867

CHILD to share our sitter, we have a 17 mo. old son, flex. hrs., Elmwood area, 1 mi. from UCB. 548-5609

DRIVER to take a car to Chicago (1-way) at the end of June. X7872

GARAGE/COVERED PARKING, to rent in Albany, El Cerrito, Berkeley for collector car, minimal in/out, will clean/repair garage as necessary. Peter, X6517, 527-5115

HOME FOR AU PAIR, German student desires position w/family in U.S., avail. 7/95 for 1 yr, you provide air fare, room & board, some spending money. Robert J. Godfrey,

SUMMER JOB as tutor in French (French degrees in literature) or as nanny for native French girl, 25 yrs. old, gd exp., live-in, English speaking. 528-6953 (eve.)


ACOUSTIC GUITAR, Fender LaBrea w/cutaway, pickup, volume & tone ctrls, hard case, $250. Tom, X7882

AUTOGRAPHS, D-Day & WW II, Eisenhower, Ridgeway & H.H. Arnold on military currency notes, also H. Truman on Japanese bank note, 1945, best offer. Tom, 841-3810

BED, bio-foam contoured round mattress, round frame on wheels, canopy w/floral gauze curtains, hardly used, exc. cond., accessories incl., $100/b.o. X4427

BICYCLES (2), woman's 3-spd, man's 10-spd road bikes, functional, $50/both, avail. after 7/1. Gilles, X5713

BOOKSHELF, blk, $10; desk/chair, $40; blinds, ivory, 60", $10; blue, 29", $5; window shade, 30", $3; curtain rod, $2; shower rod, $2; misc. pictures, extension cords, jewelry, jewelry boxes, household items, $1-10, make offer. 843-2097

CHESTBED, twin sz. mattress, solid wood frame, 3-drwrs under bed within the frame, new cond. (unused), $200. John, X4716, Anne 843-6693

CLOSET DOORS, mirror-faced, brass frame, 2 pr. to fit opening 92-94" tall, 66-160" wide (in comb.), plastic wheels at bottom, metal rail base & top, all necessary hardware, asking $100/pr. Giovanni De Amici, X6532

DESK, sturdy, w/4-drwrs, $60; Pioneer am/fm amp., TEAC dual cass. deck, phonograph, 2 Realistic spkrs, $150;10-cup coffee maker, Procter Silex, $5. 831-9172

DIAMOND RING/SETTING, woman's 18K gold setting w/24 diamonds (approx. 1 carat total weight), perfect cond., $2K. David Piepho, 803-9939, 516-2358

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, stationary bike, ski simulators (2), Easy Glider & Alpine, rowing machine, all in gd cond., make offer, will sell by item or entire lot. Dorene, 614-0535

FUTON FRAME, queen sz., maple, $75; 3-way table lamp, contemporary off-white, $25; hand-woven wool rug, peach/beige/brn, 47"x70", $40. Lynn, 614-7696

JET SKI, '85 Kawasaki 440, S.S. prop, elec. bilge pump, pole spring, water bypass, flush kit, modified pump, milled head, ported cylinders, cover & cart, photos in cafeteria, $1250. Ron, X6189, 516-1727

MAC POWERBOOK 170 4/140, fax modem, active matrix, carrying case, $1300. Ashley, 530-1193 (eve.)

MOLUCCAN COCKATOO, young bird, very tame, exc. health, $700. X6972

MOVING SALE, love seat & ottoman, $200; light pine finished bookcase, 5'x3', $100; light pine finished kitchen table, $50, all in exc. cond. Jean-Christophe, X6279, 527-4541

UPRIGHT PIANO, Kanabe, c. 85 yrs. old, gd cond., $800/b.o. Lindsey, 530-1193 (eve./msg.)

WINDSURFER, Fanatic Viper, 11'4", 180 1 volume, great beginner-transition board, semi-complete, $250/b.o.; Seagare 3144A IDE hard drive, 130 MB, $135/b.o.; RightWriter 4, grammar checker, $29/b.o.; Managing Your Money 9, $25/b.o.; Analog 8 range Multitester, $9/b.o.; coffee machine for 10 cups, $17/b.o.; Kasparov Chess Computer, Companion 2150, complete board w/pieces, $85/b.o. Reto, X4291, 865-2617


ALAMEDA, lg. studio, kitchen, bth, ground level of Victorian house, no pets, $525/mo. incl. utils. Julie, X6261, 769-7028 (eve.)

ALBANY, 3-bdrm, 1-bth house, kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, hardwd flrs, frpl, detachable garage, lease, avail. 6/22, $1500/mo., 1st, last + $1500 cleaning dep. Kym, 525-8961, 525-8743 (FAX)

ALBANY, 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, lg. living rm, quiet neighborhood, 10 min. driving to UCB/LBL, avail. 8/16, $500/mo. + util. Debbie, 524-1760, Dave, (707)762-8330

BERKELEY, Channing Way, 1 blk from UCB/LBL shuttle, 2-bdrm apt, avail for July, $750/ Michael, X5217, 883-0505

BERKELEY, Elmwood area, spacious, well lit, part. furn., 1-bdrm, in-law apt in 1906 John Hudson Thomas home, pvt. entrance, full kitchen, washer/dryer, nr BART & shopping, $715/mo. incl. cable & utils. Terry, 601-6667

BERKELEY, 2-bdrm house, garage, workshop, yd, frpl, 25 min. walk to UCB/LBL shuttle, $875/mo. 527-4192

BERKELEY, (2) 1-bdrm apts, furn./unfurn., 20 min. walk to UCB/LBL shuttle, nr park, incl. parking, avail. 7/1, $500/$600 mo. 548-9869

BERKELEY, upstairs, furn. 1-bdrm, 5 min. walk to UCB/LBL shuttle, $595/mo. incl. parking, heat & water. 527-1358

BERKELEY, 2-bdrm, 1-1/2 bth apt, frpl, lg. kitchen. deck, yd, nr UCB, BART & LBL shuttle, $930. 540-8421

BERKELEY HILLS, semi-furn., 1-bdrm in-law apt, living rm/kitchen, washer/dryer, yd, cable TV, view, nr LBL, avail. 7/15, $750/mo. incl. util. Ferdinand, X5994, 528-1227

BERKELEY HILLS, Euclid/Cedar, 5 blks from UCB, furn. rm in pvt. home, kitchen privs., washer/dryer, deck, bay view, nr trans., shops, tennis cts. & Rose Garden, non-smoker, no pets, must be clean, prefer visiting scholar/ft working person, $450/mo. + util. 642-8517, 548-1287

NO. BERKELEY, upstairs, furn. 1-bdrm apt, garden, sm. backyd, avail. 7/2, 15 min. walk to UCB/LBL shuttle & gourmet ghetto, $650/mo. incl. parking. 540-0385

NO. BERKELEY, unfurn. 3-bdrm, 1-1/3 bth home, hardwd flrs, frpls, yd, washer/dryer, sunny, quiet, nr trans. & shops, 1 mi. from UCB, $1400/mo. Guy, X4703, 548-0120

SO. BERKELEY, (2 listings), both 10 min. walk to UCB & utils. incl., spacious 2-bdrm apt in quiet 4-unit brown shingle, $675/mo.; bright 1-bdrm apt, $510/mo. Kathy, 548-0120

EL CERRITO, 2-bdrm, 1-bath, fireplace, dishwasher, covered parking, nr BART & shopping, $825/mo., incl. heat, water & garbage. Jeff, 525-6020

KENSINGTON, self-contained, furn. 1-bdrm, 1-bth apt, deck, view, living rm w/frpl, den, modern kitchen, pvt. entrance, 1 person only, lease, $725/mo. 527-0189

KENSINGTON, furn./part. furn. 3-bdrm house, avail. Aug. until June '95, short/long term, care for cat, $1250/mo. Ruth, 526-2007

OAKLAND, Lake Merritt Hts., 2-bdrm, 1-1/2 bth in 4-plex, spacious, bright, view, laundry, garage, security, $700/mo. 655-3992

PIEDMONT, unfurn. 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, 15 min. drive to LBL, hardwd flrs, full kitchen, washer/dryer, garage, exc. schools, avail. 7/1, $1500/mo. + dep. 763-7843

PT. RICHMOND, 2 flats in restored Victorian, new elec., plumbing & lace curtains, 1-bdrm upstairs, new carpets, porch, old-fashioned tub, $700; 1-bdrm+ downstairs, laundry rm, wood flr, backyd, $950. Susan, X6410, Sherry, 232-3908

RICHMOND ANNEX, 2-bdrm apt in triplex, nr E.C. Plaza & BART, refrig., 1-car garage, coin laundry, range, dishwasher, new paint & blinds, no pets, $750/mo. Judy, 527-8766

RICHMOND HILLS, 1-bdrm w/pvt bth in pvt home, for 1 person, 6 mi. no. end of Arlington Ave., quiet, share kitchen & laundry, no pets, no smokers, $380/mo. Jim/Diane, 235-8853

SHARE RENTAL: Female non-smoker envir. engr looking to share an apt/house w/1-3 people, prefer Alameda, Oak. hills, or Rockridge area, guys OK, prefer no kids, no smokers, $350-$550/mo. Mary, 829-2569

WANTED: Nice apt/house for German posdoc couple, (semi-) furn., from 9/15 for 1 yr. (maybe 2), safe & quiet area, in walking/biking dist. to LBL/UCB, under $1K. X4491, 704-0752

WANTED: Furn. bdrm for French visiting student at LBL, nr UCB/LBL shuttle, from 8/1 - 9/18, price range $600/7 wks. X5555

WANTED: 2-3 bdrm (furn pref.) house/apt for visiting researcher, wife & 2 children, pref. in Claremont area (nr gd elem. school) or No. Berkeley, Rockridge or Kensington, July/August for 1 yr or longer, $1200-$1600. X5021

WANTED: 3-bdrm house for visiting scientist & family from France, for July & August, prefer Berkeley, Albany or El Cerrito, rent approx. $1100/mo. M. Salmeron, X6230


CERN Courier & Physics Today, back issues. X7130

OVEN, built-in Thermador dble-oven. Jim, X6132

PHYSICAL REVIEW D1, July '85 thru June '94 complete. Harvey Gould, X7777

WATER HEATER, 40-gal., gas. Jim, X6132

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