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Friday, February 14, 2003
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10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Limitation of Electron Beam Conditioning for FELs
Gennady Stupakov and Paul Emma, SLAC
Albert Ghiorso Conference Room (71-264)
Refreshments served at 10:20 a.m.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
LBNL/CRD Scientific Computing
Grid Computing for Energy Exploration and Development
Serge Zarantonello, 3DGeo Development Inc.
Building 50A, Room 5132


Presidents’ Day Holiday


11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
CSEE Education Outreach Meeting
Perseverance Hall

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division Distinguished Lecturer
Recent Duplication and Dynamic Evolution of the Human Genome
Evan Eichler, Case Western Reserve University

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Lab Holiday Will
Honor President’s Day

Berkeley Lab will be closed Monday, February 17, as part of the federal holiday honoring President’s Day. "Today at Berkeley Lab" will resume publication on Tuesday, February 18.

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Soup: Boston Clam Chowder
Origins: Beef Brisket
Adobe Cafe: Burritos
Fresh Grille: Fresh Salmon

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IN THE NEWS: Berkeley Lab's EUV Lithography
By Phillip F. Schewe, Ben Stein, And James Riordon

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Ultraviolet Lithography can produce lines for integrated circuits as small as 39 nm. To help sustain Moore's law and cram more and more gates and memory units into a given space, manufacturers of microchips must make the lines in their circuitry ever smaller. This usually means working with a shorter-wavelength light beam for creating the patterns used for inscribing fine features on silicon or metal surfaces. The form of lithography currently in mass production now can produce a half-pitch size of 90 nm and isolated line widths of 65
nm. To produce a later generation after that you would need even shorter wavelengths. At Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source, a government-industry consortium of scientists is trying out this future lithography. (2/13/03) Full story.

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Glass Facades Go
Beyond Skin Deep

By Joann Gonchar, with Peter Reina

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Product developers, building owners and designers are taking a new look at high-performance glass facades as key in creating buildings with improved access to daylight, better indoor air quality and improved energy efficiency…The most promising of such switchable technologies for use in buildings is electrochromic glazing, which undergoes a reversible change in optical properties when exposed to light, according to Stephen Selkowitz, head of the building technologies department at Berkeley Lab. (02/10/03) Full story.

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Microorganisms For
A Cleaner Tomorrow

By Jenny Duong

In the struggle to keep groundwater supplies free from an increasingly large assortment of industrial contaminants, researchers have turned to small but versatile new allies. Lisa Alvarez-Cohen—who holds a joint appointment in the Lab’s Materials Science Division and UCB’s Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department— along with her team have used microorganisms to clean the environment. The technique, known as in situ bioremediation, uses microorganisms to consume and biodegrade environmental contaminants on site. (02/12/03) Full story.


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DOE Illness Claim Center
In Bay Area In March

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Current and former DOE workers and contractors interested in filing claims for medical assistance for illnesses due to radiation, silica or beryllium exposure at work will have an opportunity next month to get their questions answered. A joint DOE -Department of Labor Traveling Resource Center will return to two locations in the East Bay March 3-6. Representatives will be on hand to assist individuals with claims under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. Full story.

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CSEE Monthly Education
Outreach Meeting

The monthly workshop sponsored by CSEE to update Lab staff on education outreach activities and opportunities will be held on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Perseverance Hall. Entitled "Mentoring the Future of Science," the workshop will end at 12:45 p.m., followed by a presentation on education partnerships. Lunch will be served. RSVP to Joe Crippen at X5816.

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Road Closures
  • Chamberlain Road will be closed to through-traffic today from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., to allow removal of trees. Chamberlain Road connects to McMillan Road at Building 71. Access and parking around Building 71 will still be available. Some parking will also be available along Chamberlain Road toward Building 90. For questions contact Bob Berninzoni at X 5576
  • Road N to Buildings 10 and 80 will be closed to traffic today due to construction activities for the Building 6 Southside Expansion project.
    Access to the Building 10 and 80 parking lot will be closed. Road N1 and Road N next to Buildings 6 and 37 will be open to one way traffic.
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