LBNL Currents

November 17, 1995



New computing center will have major impact on Lab science, and vice versa

By Jeffery Kahn

Berkeley Lab's scientific portfolio has been dramatically enriched with the addition of a new High-Performance Computing Access Center (see Currents, Nov. 10). Speaking at a special Nov. 9 town meeting in the Bldg. 50 auditorium, Lab Director Charles Shank said the new center places the Laboratory center stage in the global computing technology revolution.

"Science will drive what this center does," he said. "High energy physics, advanced materials, structural biology, chemical dynamics, environmental restoration, heavy ion fusion, combustion dynamics, energy efficiency--there are synergies between each of these fields and this center.

"The type of experiments we want to do will define the future of supercomputing at this center," he said. "As we interact with new people, we will be able to piggyback on their capabilities and those provided by the new computing center. Ultimately, this will mean new scientific opportunities."

At the meeting, Shank introduced William McCurdy, announcing his intention to name McCurdy associate laboratory director for computing sciences. McCurdy has headed the Lawrence Livermore Lab's National Energy Research Supercomputing Center (NERSC), which will be moved here as a major component of the new center.

McCurdy congratulated the Berkeley Lab team responsible for bringing the center here, and agreed with Shank that it will have a major impact on scientific programs here.

"Yes," McCurdy said, "even when NERSC was at Livermore, you had access to its resources through the network. Now that it is moving here, you will be able to routinely interact directly with its staff, and they will be able to readily interact with you. The benefits of this should soon be apparent to all."

Shank said DOE decided to locate the center here for a range of reasons, including:

Shank credited ICSD Director Stu Loken, Deputy Sandy Merola, and Lab Deputy Director Pier Oddone for spearheading the effort to bring the new center here. He named Merola as McCurdy's deputy for computing sciences.

The center will have an approximate annual budget of $38 million and will involve about 100 new positions, Shank said. Of the total, $21 million will be devoted to NERSC, $2 million to a computational science program, $5 million to capital equipment, and $10 million to ESnet. ESnet links unique DOE facilities, including the supercomputer facility, to the DOE international community.

CAPTION: Lab Director Charles Shank (left) convened a town meeting last Thursday in the Bldg. 50 auditorium to discuss the impact of the new computer center on the Laboratory. He also introduced William McCurdy (center), who he intends to name associate laboratory director for computer sciences. Photo by Don Fike


Gammasphere dedication

The Laboratory will host a special ceremony to dedicate the Gammasphere at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, in the Bldg. 88 Highbay. A tour of the Gammasphere facility will follow the 30-minute ceremony. Refreshments will be served. All employees are invited to attend.

Gammasphere is a large metal ball containing a honeycomb of high-resolution germanium crystal detectors. One hundred times more sensitive than previous gamma-ray detection systems, Gammasphere will make it possible for scientists to study atomic nuclei whose shape has been "superdeformed" under the extreme physical conditions created in particle accelerators. Studying these short-lived (50 trillionths of a second) superdeformed nuclei reveals information about the world inside the atom that scientists could never learn from studying normal atomic nuclei.

Participants in the Gammasphere dedication include Lab Director Charles Shank; Former Nuclear Science Division Director James Symons, Acting NSD Director Lee Schroeder, first Gammasphere project director Frank Stephens, and representatives from the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

In addition to the regular onsite shuttle service, two extra buses will provide transportation to the ceremony.

The ceremony coincides with the Workshop on Gammasphere Physics, a two-day event sponsored by the Nuclear Science Division Dec. 1-2. The aim of the international workshop, which will feature 25 speakers, is to discuss the forefront physics being done with the Gammasphere and similar detector arrays around the world.


Heart studies show one diet does not fit all

By David Gilbert

Before going on a stringent diet to try and lower their risk of heart disease, individuals should be aware of their overall heart disease susceptibility, according to medical researchers in the Life Sciences Division.

Two new studies led by Ronald Krauss, head of LSD's Department of Molecular Medicine, suggest that only those at high risk for heart disease significantly benefit from certain low-fat, heart-healthy diets.

"The benefit of major dietary changes may best be assessed by determining the individual's genetic and metabolic profiles," Krauss says. The findings were presented at the American Heart Association's (AHA's) 68th Scientific Sessions this week.

In the new studies, Darlene Dreon, a researcher in Dr. Krauss' group, investigated how patients with different low-density lipoprotein (LDL) profiles responded differently to diets aimed at reducing heart disease risk. Studies have shown that patients with with a predominance of small, dense versions of LDL--a submicroscopic particle that transports cholesterol through the bloodstream--tend to have a higher risk of heart disease than those with larger LDL.

Dreon and Krauss compared subjects with low amounts of small, dense LDL (a profile known as pattern A) with those with high amounts (pattern B). In the study, they replaced saturated fat in the subjects' diets with either carbohydrates or monounsaturated fats, such as olive and canola oil. The results showed that, for both diets, a greater benefit was derived in the higher-risk pattern-B subjects.

Unlike the healthy pattern-A men, the pattern-B men experienced significant lowering of small, dense LDL. The monounsaturated fat diet also reduced levels of triglycerides and a protein called apoB, both of which are associated with increased risk of heart disease.

In a related study, Dreon and Krauss studied a group of 43 healthy men who reduced their dietary fat consumption in 10 percent increments from 40 percent to 20 percent by replacing fat with carbohydrates. They found that in the 30 pattern-A men on the high fat diet, there was a relatively small reduction in LDL on the low-fat diets, whereas the pattern-B group experienced progressively greater reductions in levels of small, dense LDL as dietary fat content was reduced.

Krauss noted that the low-risk individuals who cut down their fat intake decreased their levels of high density lipoproteins ("good cholesterol"), while their levels of small, dense lipoproteins escalated.

"Healthy pattern--A individuals in our study showed minimal beneficial effects in response to a reduced saturated fat diet, and in some cases, surprisingly, they experienced adverse changes that could conceivably increase their risk for heart disease," Krauss said.

"Within the next few years, specific tests for these genetically-influenced traits will provide more appropriate dietary guidelines for individuals to reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease," he said, adding that the high-risk trait affects an estimated 25-30 percent of healthy men and 40-50 percent of men with heart disease.

According to Krauss, the latest studies emphasize the importance of working with a physician to determine one's risk of heart disease before embarking on a major dietary program.

The test for small, dense LDL developed by Krauss' group is already available for research purposes and a clinical version is currently being developed.


ALS call for proposals

The Advanced Light Source is soliciting proposals from scientists who wish to conduct research at the facility as independent investigators during 1996. The ALS has two scheduling cycles per year: April-September and October-March. The submission deadline for the two cycles are Dec. 1, 1995, and June 1, 1996.

For more information, contact Fred Schlachter (X4892; To request a proposal form, contact Elizabeth Saucier (6166;


Lab Life

Barbara Ann Cerny and David Arthur Shirley are pleased to announce their marriage at 4 p.m. on Dec. 26, in the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., with a reception to follow next door until 6 p.m. Former colleagues are invited to attend the wedding and reception. Cerny, also a former Lab employee, is currently a professor at the National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. Shirley, who was Lab director 1980-89, is a senior vice president at Penn State University. The two will reside in State College, Pa.


N e w s W i r e


President Clinton has signed the energy and water appropriations bill described in last week's newswire (11/10/95). This effectively removes most of the DOE-funded programs at this Laboratory from the continuing-resolution tussle between the Administration and Congress. The exceptions are the energy efficiency and fossil fuels programs, which are funded through the interior appropriations bill. Although specific details on how the Lab will be affected are not yet known, the bill contained strong support for the $100-million Presidential Initiative to increase the utilization of DOE's scientific user facilities, an action that would benefit the ALS, NCEM, and the 88-Inch Cyclotron.


Articles on materials science coming out of Berkeley Lab are some of the most cited in the world, according to a recent study by the Institute for Scientific Information. The Lab ranked fourth in citation impact, as measured by the number of times articles are cited in the scientific literature. The study looked at materials science papers published between 1990 and 1994. Berkeley Lab received on average 30.7 citations per paper. Carnegie-Mellon University (34.1) topped the list, followed by University of Illinois, Urbana (32.6), and Lawrence Livermore National Lab (31.5).


A recent issue of the publication "Government and Computing News" placed Berkeley Lab's home page and address on its list of the 100 hottest sites on the World Wide Web.


The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, to which the Lab is a major contributor, has competition. Japan this week opened its "Super-Kamiokande," which, like SNO, is an international collaboration established to study the mysteries of neutrinos. Unlike the contained geodesic dome of SNO, Super-Kamiokande is essentially a 50,000-metric-ton tank of water lined with 11,200 photomultiplier tubes and planted at the bottom of a lead mine. Through the brute size of Super-Kamiokande (it is expected to collect more data in four months than the total collected by all the neutrino detectors in the world to date), researchers hope to determine the mass of the neutrino and determine whether or not protons decay.


The National Academy of Sciences has announced plans to move into the electronic age. The move starts with the signing of a contract with a private firm to publish the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The idea is to remake the PNAS into a profitable publication that will include advertising and be available on the World Wide Web. These plans are being implemented by new PNAS editor Nicholas Cozzarelli of UC Santa Barbara.


The United Nations-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its first report following a five-year study of global warming that involved some 500 scientists and 500 reviewers from more than 70 countries. The 1800-page report concluded that global warming will adversely effect every nation on earth, but will be devastating to developing countries that lack large social and economic resources. The good news, however, is that the report also concluded that "significant decreases in greenhouse gas emissions are technically and economically feasible." New energy efficient technologies (such as the windows and lighting systems developed here) could do much to mitigate global warming, the report said.


New technique produces magnetic thin films at a fraction of the current cost

By Lynn Yarris

A relatively inexpensive technique for making thin films with novel magnetic properties out of the same class of ceramic materials that exhibit high-temperature superconductivity has been developed by scientists in the Materials Sciences Division.

Kannan Krishnan and Anjaneya Modak are using a chemical process to produce magnetic thin films composed of lanthanum, strontium, manganese, and oxygen (LSMO). This technique costs a fraction of the current method of choice for fabricating these films--pulsed laser ablation. Plus, it holds potential for important commercial as well as scientific applications, whereas laser ablation has been mostly limited to laboratory use.

Thin films, layers of material only a couple thousand angstroms in thickness, have become a staple of the electronics industry. Interest in thin films made from magnetic ceramics is especially keen because these materials lose electrical resistance (become conductors) in the presence of a magnetic field--a property known as magnetoresistance.

"LSMO thin films exhibit giant and even colossal magnetoresistance (GMR and CMR)," says Krishnan. "In the presence of a sufficiently strong magnetic field (about 5 to 10 tesla), the electrical resistance of our LSMO thin films will decrease more than a thousand percent compared to the less than 20-percent change observed in current thin films."

At low enough temperatures (about 77 degrees Kelvin), the order of change in resistance for the LSMO thin films made by Krishnan and Modak is even greater than for the ceramic "high temperature" superconductors.

"LSMO thin films and similar materials synthesized by our process could find applications in the next generation of magnetic field sensors, with potential applications in computer information storage and the automobile industry," Krishnan says.

Characterizing their LSMO thin films using the powerful transmission electron microscopes at the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM), Krishnan and Modak found they could easily vary the composition and structure of the films in order to make a variety of products, including multilayer films with alternating magnetic layers.

A key to this versatility is in the preparation. Solutions of each of the film's constituents, in this case, lanthanum, strontium, and manganite, are prepared separately from cheap, readily available chemicals. These separate solutions are then subjected to further processing steps, including hydrolysis, spin coating, and heat treatment that transform the solution into a gelatinous ceramic. Depositing the solution on one type of substrate, such as lanthanum aluminum oxide, will produce an epitaxial film (one whose crystal orientation is the same as that of the substrate), while a different substrate, such as silicon, yields a polycrystalline thin film (a film composed of aggregates of crystals).

"This is the first demonstration of a reproducible sol-gel process that produces polycrystalline as well as epitaxial LSMO thin films," Krishnan says. "Our thin films demonstrate magnetic properties comparable to the best of existing technologies, and we offer a significant economic advantage."

The total cost of equipment and chemicals for the sol-gel polymeric process of Krishnan and Modak is less than $5,000, compared to the other techniques, which typically require investments in excess of $100,000. Krishnan and Modak will use the capabilities at NCEM and the Advanced Light Source to better understand the GMR and CMR characteristics of their thin films. One goal will be to substantially reduce the strength of the magnetic field needed to trigger this phenomenon.

CAPTION: Kannan Krishnan and Anjaneya Modak are using an inexpensive chemical process to produce magnetic thin films.


Changes coming in radiation safety training

Contributed by Mona Bernstein

The Radiation Protection Program is changing the way it delivers radiation safety training to the Lab community.

The new radiological worker training and retraining is job-specific, more appropriate to the nature of the hazard, and includes both classroom and applied training. Many of the changes are being driven by requirements contained in the new regulation, Occupational Radiation Protection (10CFR 835).

The EH&S course Radiation Protection-Radiological Worker I (EHS-430) will no longer be given. Starting in December, everyone who is a radiological worker must take a Radiation Protection Fundamentals course (EHS-400). A radiological worker is defined as someone whose job involves operation of radiation-producing devices or use of radioactive materials, or who is likely to be routinely exposed above 100 mrem total effective dose equivalent annually.

After EHS-400, there is specific training required that is tailored to job assignments: Radiation Protection-Lab Safety (EHS-432), Sealed Radioactive Sources (EHS-438), Radiation Protection-Accelerator Beamlines (EHS-439), Radiation Protection-Support Personnel (EHS-420), and X-ray Safety (EHS-410). Facility-specific training may be necessary, for instance at the ALS.

If you have taken Radiation Protection- Radiological Worker I (EHS-430) training within the past two years, you will not need to attend the new courses listed above. Retraining will be accomplished during the Radiation Work Authorization (RWA) annual review.

If you are new to the Laboratory, or have not had radiation safety training within the last two years, you will need to take the fundamentals course and the appropriate job-specific training. At this point you will have the option of taking a challenge exam or attending classroom training to meet the training requirements.

Retraining every two years will still be necessary. This requirement will be specific to the type of radiological work, and will be met through the RWA review process, or something similar.

The next revision of the Job Hazards Questionnaire, which identifies EH&S training requirements, will reflect these changes in the radiation programs. In the meantime, if you have any questions about what training you should take, please contact Dave Anholm (X5611 or The Radiation Protection Fundamentals and the Radiation Protection-Lab Safety courses are now available. Classes are scheduled for November and December. To register for these courses, call Chris Lema (X6612) or fax registration information to X7209 .

Future training schedules will be listed in Currents, the EH&S Training Quarterly Course Announcement, the EH&S Training Macintosh public folder, and the upcoming EH&S Training Home Page on the World Wide Web.

CAPTION: Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary visited with Bruce Davies of Berkeley Lab's Tech Transfer Department at the September exhibit of R&D 100 Award winners, held in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The Laboratory won an award for development of the Multicast Backbone (M-Bone), a high-speed information distribution system for the Internet.


Paper recycling project expanding; custodians to "ticket" violators

By Brennan Kreller

The Laboratory is in the process of expanding a paper recycling project that was piloted in the Bldg. 90 complex last August (see Currents, Aug. 11). Once completed, the new program will enable the Lab to decrease its office waste removal costs by some 80 percent.

Last week, the Bldg. 50 and 70 complexes became the most recent areas to receive small desktop boxes from Richmond Sanitary Service, which is collecting white paper at no charge to the Lab. Employees are asked to put all waste white paper in the boxes, which should be emptied into larger collection bins located in each work area.

White paper that should be sorted includes plain bond, stationery, copier, and printer paper. Everything else--colored paper, thermal fax paper, and newspaper--goes in the regular trash cans. Magazines can also be recycled if they are made of white paper. The test is to tear a page--if the fibers are white, the magazine is recyclable.

As an added twist to help encourage proper trash separation, custodians will leave "tickets" on trash cans containing items that should be recycled elsewhere. Custodians will only empty containers that are in compliance, and indicate the specific "infraction" on the ticket.

Cardboard, glass, and aluminum should be put in well-marked containers located in or near each building. Battery recycling containers are already in place throughout the Laboratory.

According to custodial supervisor Bob Berninzoni, full implementation of the program will take about two months. Employees will receive a brief orientation and list of guidelines for waste separation when the program reaches their respective areas.

For more information on the new office waste removal program, contact Berninzoni at X5576 or Loretta Reese at X5529.


Open Enrollment Month

November is Open Enrollment Month. During this time you may enroll, change, transfer or cancel enrollment in the group insurance plans, including AD&D, Dental, DepCare, Legal, Medical and Optical. For more information, send requests to


Volunteers made summer science camp a success

Contributed by
Janet Jacobsen

The directors of last summer's three-week pilot Science Exploration Camp (SEC) would like to thank the many Laboratory employees who contributed their time and energy toward making the camp a success.

The camp ran for three weeks--the last two weeks of August and the first week of September--at a time when many other summer camps had ended. The enrollment figures for the summer camp were 24 children for the first week, 32 the second week, and 14 the third week.

Lab management, including Director Charles Shank, Deputy Directors Klaus Berkner and Pier Oddone, and Human Resources Head Walter Blount offered support and encouragement for the program. HR's Michael Goldstein was instrumental in getting DOE approval.

Laboratory staff provided essential support for the morning's educational activities. Rollie Otto, head of CSEE, trained the camp's staff on how to present programs developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science. Other science activities presented by Lab staff included a session on Hands-On Universe by Gerard Monsen, a liquid nitrogen demonstration by Jimmie Johnson, and a presentation on animal defenses given by parent volunteer Chris Byrne. The summer campers also were treated to tours of the Lab's Fire House and Health Services.

The program was given high marks by both children and their parents. The camp directors are currently surveying parents from this year's program and planning next summer's program. If you would like to volunteer to help with next year's program, or offer comments or suggestions about the camp, send email to You may also request to be placed on the SEC mailing list.


Canned food drives

Two groups are sponsoring canned food drives on the Hill this holiday season.

The Laboratory's African American Employees Association will have collection bins in the cafeteria lobby through the month of November for contributions of canned and dry goods to be donated to the AIDS Project of the East Bay.

The Berkeley Fire Fighters Association, whose membership includes Berkeley Lab fire fighters, along with the Berkeley Lions Club, is sponsoring the 12th annual Christmas Food Drive for Needy Seniors through Dec. 14. Barrels are set up at the Fire House (Bldg. 48) and in the cafeteria, and at a number of locations in Albany and Berkeley. Suggested food items include canned meats, beans, peanut butter, tuna, hearty soups, pasta, fruit juice, vegetables, low-salt foods.


IDS Couriers offers 24-hour service

IDS Couriers is LBL's contract courier service. It operates 24 hours a day and can deliver and pick up documents and parcels on-site and anywhere in the Bay Area for a nominal fee. For more information and to request service, call 548-3263 and give pick-up/delivery locations, time requirements, and an LBL account number.


Work Request Center a phone call away

The Facilities Work Request Center welcomes all your requests for work at the Laboratory. The WRC currently handles 40-60 calls per day, with near immediate electronic transmission of your request to the required service provider within Facilities. Make your requests by phone at X6274, fax at X6272, or send via QuickMail to "Facility," or e-mail/vax-mail to The mailing address is M.S. 76-100.


Annual fund returns

Following are the annual fund returns for the 403(B) and 401(A) accounts, effective Oct. 31, 1995.*

Equity 23.98%
Bond 29.42%
Multi-Asset 16.21%
Money Market 6.00%
Savings 6.61%
Insurance Company Contract 7.94%
* Past performance does not guarantee future results


Currents rests

Because of the two-day Thanksgiving holiday next week (Nov. 23-24), there will be no Currents on Friday, Nov. 24. The next issue will be published on Friday, Dec. 1.

Happy holidays!


Currents ONLINE edition

The full text of each edition of Currents is published on the Lab's home page on the World Wide Web. View it at under "Research News and Publications." To set up your computer to access the World Wide Web, call the Mac and PC Support Group at X6858.


Calendar of Events
Nov. 20-Dec. 8

Calendar items may be sent via e-mail to, Fax to X6641, or Lab mail to Bldg. 65B. The deadline is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

20 m o n d a y


"Quiescent and Flow-Induced Structures in Block Copolymers" will be presented by Nitash Balsara of the Polytechnic University at 4 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium; refreshments, 3:30 p.m.


"The Yucca Mountain Repository for High-Level Radioactive Waste: Standards, Radiation Doses, Risks and Fallacies" will be presented by Thomas H. Pigford of UCB at 4 p.m. in 3106 Etcheverry; refreshments, 3:45 p.m.


"Gauge Kinematics for Pedestrians, Spins and Cats" will be presented by Alex Pines of LBNL/UCB at 4:30 p.m. in 1 Le Conte; refreshments, 4 p.m., 375 Le Conte.

21 t u e s d a y


METADEX (Metals Abstracts on CD-ROM) at 3 p.m. in Bldg. 62-339.


"Z Lineshape Measurement with the ALEPH Detector" will be presented by Zhong Feng of the University of Wisconsin at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; refreshments, 3:40 p.m.


"The Early Universe, and How to Observe It'" will be presented by Joe Silk of UCB at 4:15 p.m. in 643 Campbell Hall; refreshments, 3:45 p.m.

22 w e d n e s d a y


23 t h u r s d a y


24 f r i d a y


27 m o n d a y


7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., near Bldg. 77.


"Molecular Modelling of Homopolymer/Copolymer/Homopolymer Interfacial Fracture" will be presented by Lawrence Fischel of UCB; "Design of Electrochemical Capacitors for Energy Storage" will be presented by Bavanethan Pillay of UCB at 3:30 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium; refreshments, 3 p.m.


"The Geometry of Nonlinear Dynamics From Turing Patterns to Superconductors" will be presented by Raymond E. Goldstein of Princeton University at 4:30 p.m. in 1 Le Conte Hall; refreshments, 4 p.m., 375 Le Conte Hall.

28 t u e s d a y


MEDLINE at 11 a.m. in the Donner Library.


"Lessons from the Immune System: From Catalysis to Materials Science" will be presented by Peter Schultz of LBNL/UCB at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"New Insights for EUV Astronomy" will be presented by Stu Bowyer of UCB at 4:15 p.m. in 643 Campbell Hall; refreshments, 3:45 p.m.

29 w e d n e s d a y


12:10-1 p.m., Bldg. 2-300.

30 t h u r s d a y


MEDLINE at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 50-134.


"Smooth Talk About Rough Surfaces: Structure and Properties" will be presented by M. Moskovits of the University of Toronto, Canada, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

1 f r i d a y


"Mechanically Modulated Growth During Joint Morphogenesis" will be presented by Jean Heegaard of Stanford University at 1 p.m. in 3110 Etcheverry Hall; refreshments.


"Surface Analysis of Cobalt and Iron Catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch

Synthesis" will be presented by Allen Sault of the Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, at 3 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"High Density Lipoprotein Subclasses and Their Manipulation by Diet, Exercise and Weight Loss" will be presented by Paul Williams of LBNL at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 74 Conference Room.

4 m o n d a y


"Emission-Transmission Imaging for Correlation of Structure and Function in Medical Diagnosis" will be presented by Bruce Hasegawa of UCSF at 4 p.m. in 3106 Etcheverry Hall; refreshments, 3:45 p.m.

5 t u e s d a y


"Shedding Some Light on the Differentiation and Transdifferentiation of GH and PRL Secreting Cells" will be presented by Stephen Frawley of the Medical University of South Carolina at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 66-316.


"My Research Over the Years" will be presented by Carl Heiles of UCB at 4:15 p.m. in 643 Campbell Hall; refreshments, 3:45 p.m.

6 w e d n e s d a y


"Defining the Environmental Problems We are Going to Solve: Problem Framing, Knowledge Utilization, and Shifting Management Goals" will be presented by Kim Taylor of UCB at 4 p.m. in 2 Le Conte Hall; refreshments, 3:30 p.m. in 310 Barrows Hall.

7 t h u r s d a y


7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., near Bldg. 77.


S. Leone of the University of Colorado at Boulder will speak at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium, title to be announced.



F l e a M a r k e t

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


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VANPOOL, riders wanted from Rohnert Park - stopping at Petaluma & Novato - ending at Berkeley BART, Commuter Checks accepted. Shirley, X4521

CARPOOL/VANPOOL wanted from the Tri-Valley area, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. or so. Philip, X6583


49ER FOOTBALL (2), Sun., 11/26 vs. St. Louis Rams, sec. 47, upper res., row 19, $40 ea. Al , X5901, 672-2716


NANNY, to start 12/11, loving, patient, reliable, 12-5:30 weekdays, for boy 3 yrs. old & girl 19 mos., must have valid Calif. driver's license. Meredith, X4453


AIRLINE VOUCHER, transferable, round-trip, Delta, valid till mid June '96 for any US destination (except Hawaii), Canada, Alaska, Caribbean, Bahamas, no limitations, looking for $400. Deirdre, X4020

BICYCLE, man's, 18", Paramount, perfect cond., $2300 value, sell for $800. Jim, 526-8372

BIKE HELMET, Giro Hammerhead, adults, sz. med., 1-1/2 yr. old, gd cond., no accidents, hardly used, $15/b.o. Barbara, X4390, 843-0796

BUNKBEDS, 2 sets, 1 sturdy, but cheap, $30; loft style w/gd mattresses, $200; GE built-in dishwasher, works well on all cycles, $50/b.o. Philip, X6583

CHIMNEY FLUE TILES, 5/$20; garage hinge/springs for 8' x 7'4" door, $20 or offer. X7156

CHRISTMAS WREATHS, benefits Boy Scouts, very fresh, decorated w/cones & lg. red bow, may be flocked, delivery 11/27, $18 Craig, X7246

CLASSICAL GUITAR, Lyle (Japanese), late '70s, solid spruce top (not plywood), rosewood back/sides, nice ornamentation, w/hardshell case, great cond., gd for beginning/intermediate guitarist, $160. Steve, X6903, 689-4561

COLOR TV, 16" General Electric, no remote, $30/b.o. Marybeth, X7543

COLOR TV, 2 yr. old, 19'', $50; futons + frames (4), 1-$100, 3-$50 ea.; 2 bicycles $30 & $50; 6 chairs, $8-$20; mixer, $5; microgrill, $10; foldable table+chair, great for outdoors, $20; phone, $5. Sasa, X7621, 845-4138

COUCH, 3 seat w/integrated bed, gd shape, asking $120. Martin, X5738

DRESSER, $35; floor standing lamp, $20; 3 pc. IKEA desk (incl. bookshelf, printer table & filing unit), $50; chairs, $10 ea.; bamboo armchair, $20; lg. plant, $10. Diana, X4978, 664-2862

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, NordickTrack WalkFit, classic model, steel, oak frame, mint cond., 8 mos. new, cost $600, $375/b.o. X5566

GOLF CLUBS, set, Sting brand, used twice, irons are 2 through sand wedge, 3 metal woods, swing weight D-1, stiff shafts, standard grips, $650 new, sell for $450 firm. Kathy, 837-7062

JUICE EXTRACTOR for grass & berry, almost new, w/orig. carton, paid $150, asking $85. Peter, X7337, 531-7837

LEVI'S 501 jeans, used, sz. 31, 32 & 33 x 32 , $5 ea. Cheri, 669-0338

MATTRESS, full sz., gd cond., spring, $40. Francisco, 549-3537 (eve.)

MOVING SALE, 4 visitors relocating to Europe, everything must go, furniture, kitchenware, TV, plants, etc. Thanksgiving weekend, 2315 Oregon, Berkeley. X4978, 845-4138

NOTEBOOK COMPUTER, Gateway 2000 Colorbook, 33MHz 486SX, 8MB RAM, 180MB HD, carrying case, $1K; Microsoft PS2/serial mouse, $50. Anthony, X5471

RECLINER, $25/b.o. Julie, X4583, 232-6919

STUDENT DESK, black & white, black chair, black desk lamp, $55; color TV, 13", remote control, $ 140; mattress, full sz. futon, $20; 2-drwr chest, particleboard, $10. X5291, 849-0728

TOOLS, Hitachi 10" miter saw, assorted 7" circular saw, 3" belt sander, 3/8" drill, saber saw & more. Fred, X4892

TYPEWRITER, Smith Corona Galaxie, 35 yrs. old, looks great, 3 keys stick, best offer; word processor, Brother Model WP 55, about 5 yrs. old, $200/b.o.; suitcases, Stratomaster, blue, 27"x 20"x7.5" inside dimensions, barely used, $20; bicycles, 2 boys 20" bicycles, need repair or gd for parts, $5 ea.; bicycle tire, 20"x 1.75", bought new, never used, $5. Charles, X7329, 376-3728

VACUUM, Kirby, w/attachments & carpet cleaner, purchased in June '95, barely used, paid $1650, asking $1400. Lisa, X5314, 906-9786

WOOD STOVE, Lopi-Answer, free-standing, can be used as an insert, brass door & ashplate, $650. Clive, 799-1646


BERKELEY, 1-bdrm & 1-bth in 2-bdrm, 2-bth apt, furn., lg. closet, washer & dryer, microwave, carpet, yd, walk to UCB/LBNL shuttle, no smoking, no pets, $515/mo.+util. 841-2140

BERKELEY, brand-new 2-bdrm, 1.5-bth house on quiet cul-de-sac, walk to No. Berkeley BART & Andronicos, frpl, w/d, yd, pkg., no smoking/pets, share w/quiet professional, $450/mo. (415) 281-0425, 841-5663 (eve.)

BERKELEY, lg., furn. studio apt, w/ private parking, 1 blk to LBNL shuttle, 2 blks to BART, UCB & shopping, avail. 12/1/95 - 1/31/96, $525/mo., util. incl. Lorenzo, X5130, 883-9450

BERKELEY, Walnut/Eunice, furn. rm in pvt. home, kitchen privs., TV, refrig., microwave & pvt. phone line in rm, pvt. entrance, walk to LBNL shuttle, UCB & shops, $550/mo., $185/wk incl. utils. 527-3252

BERKELEY HILLS, Euclid/Cedar Ave., 5 blks from UCB, furn. rm in pvt home, kitchen privs., washer/dryer, deck, bay view, nr trans., shops, tennis cts. & Rose Garden, no smoking, no pets, $450/mo. + util. 548-1287

CANYON, 4-bdrm, 2-bth hillside cabin, rustic setting, redwd deck, sm. community, walking dist. to K-8 school, betw. Moraga & Montclair, 25 min. to Lab via Skyline, $1500/mo. 376-3543

RICHMOND HILLS, 2-bdrm, hardwd flrs, frpl, panoramic bay view, laundry, garage, lg. yd, $985/mo. Deane, X5063, 525-7798

WANTED: 2-bdrm (or more) furn. house/apt, prefer No. Berkeley or Kensington, prefer bay view, 2/1/96 - 1/31/97, visiting scientist & wife from Denmark, no children. Uli, X4627, Erik Johnson, Orsted Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 35 32 04 64, +45 35 32 04 60 (FAX), e-mail:

WANTED: Swedish research group at ALS seeking furn. apt or studio for visiting phd student, from 12/1 for 6 mo., rent $600. X5738, X2989

WANTED: furn. house w/at least 2 bdrms for French visiting scientist & his family, nr LBNL. Marc, X5804, 841-9836


SONOMA COUNTY, Timbercove, nr the ocean, 2.16 acres, water, $70K. Nick, 527-1965


BAHAMAS, Taino Beach Resort, 1-bdrm condo, slps up to 4, every amenity, on beach, pool, tennis, maid service, $500/wk, at lease 60 days adv. notice. 528-1614

NO. LAKE TAHOE, 3-bdrm, 2-1/2 bth home, greenbelt views, shopping, lake, Northshore & casinos within 10 min. Wayne, X7685, 837-2409

SO. LAKE TAHOE, Ridge Sierra, 2-bdrm, 2-bth townhouse, slps 6, fully equipped AEK, washer/dryer, gas frpl, Jacuzzi, 1 mi. from Heavenly Valley Stagecoach & Boulder, 5.5 mi. from So. Shore & casinos, avail. 11/27 - 30. X6710, 798-4021

SO. LAKE TAHOE, Tahoe Keys, 3-bdrm, 2.5 bth house, W/D, mountain & water views, quiet area but close to everything. Bob, 376-2211

SO. LAKE TAHOE, 4-bdrm cabin, exc. loc., 2 mi. from Heavenly Valley, AEK, washer/dryer. Bill, X4822, 283-3094


FOUND: umbrella in Bldg. 50 Aud., Thurs. afternoon 11/9. X7783

LOST: Glasses, thin gold rims, in brn. leather case, Wed. 11/15, betw. 3:30 & 4:30 p.m., betw. Bldg. 50 & 90, Bob Camper, X6339


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