MICROWORLDS: Exploring the Structure of Materials
Welcome! MicroWorlds is an interactive tour of current research in the materials sciences at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source. Along the way, you'll find out:

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  • What the Advanced Light Source is and how this amazing machine works.

  • What it looks like inside the ALS.

  • What it's like to work at the ALS.

  • What a student can do at the ALS.

  • What polymers are and why they are so useful.

  • How infinitesimal quantities of trace elements can change a material for better or worse.

  • How materials science is helping us understand environmental problems.
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