New Berkeley Lab breakthroughs: engineering chemical-producing microbes; watching enzyme reactions in real time; capturing the first image of ‘electron ice’; revealing how skyrmions really move
The Department of Energy has announced that Susannah Tringe and Dan Kasen, two scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), will receive the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, one of DOE’s highest honors. Additionally, former Berkeley Lab scientist M. Zahid Hasan was also named as one of the eight recipients.
Scientists explore materials’ magnetism by studying the oscillations of magnetic effects, or “magnons.” They have long predicted that magnons can interact and combine to form new quasiparticles. Scientists have now used neutron scattering to find these multiple-magnon “bound states” in real materials.