- Berkeley Lab materials scientist Eli Yablonovitch is the recipient of the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering.
- A new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), led by MSD's Joel Moore, will build on unique Lab capabilities and expertise in quantum materials and quantum coherence to develop new approaches to quantum information science and technology.
- A team of scientists working at Berkeley Lab has confirmed a special property known as "chirality" - which potentially could be exploited to transmit and store data in a new way - in nanometers-thick samples of multilayer materials that have a disordered structure.
- The Adaptive Interfacial Assemblies Towards Structuring Liquids program at MSD has discovered a simple way to form stabilized droplets in a variety of structures.
- The Van der Waals Heterostructures program at MSD has reported the first experimental discovery of the chirality of phonons that intrinsically consist of atomic rotation
- MSD's Center for Computational Study of Excited-State Phenomena in Energy Materials (C2SEPEM), has solved a mystery that could lead to gains in efficiency for organic solar cells
Ligand Mediated Transformation of Cesium Lead Bromide Perovskite Nanocrystals to Lead Depleted Cs4PbBr6 Nanocrystals
The Physical Chemistry of Inorganic Nanostructures program at MSD has discovered a ligand mediated transformation of pre-synthesized CsPbBr3 nanocrystals (NCs) to a new type of lead−halide depleted perovskite derivative NC, namely Cs4PbBr6.