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User Facilities

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's National User Facilities are available for cooperative research with institutions and the private sector worldwide.

The Environmental Energy Technologies Division is home to labs that address a wide range of fields, such as building technologies, batteries and fuel cells, indoor environmental quality, lighting, physics and chemistry in support of energy science, technologies for developing nations, and window systems. EETD scientists work with researchers from the private sector, academic institutions and federal labs to conduct cooperative research . Find out more about them on the Facilities page.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is home to National User Facilities, including the Advanced Light Source and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.

The Advanced Light Source

The Advanced Light Source (ALS) is a third-generation synchrotron, a specialized particle accelerator that generates bright beams of x rays for scientific research. A national user facility that attracts more than 2000 researchers and students annually from around the world, this extraordinary tool offers unprecedented opportunities for state-of-the-art research in biology, chemistry, physics, and materials, energy, and environmental sciences.

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)

NERSC is the primary scientific computing facility for the Office of Science in the U.S. Department of Energy. As one of the largest facilities in the world devoted to providing computational resources and expertise for basic scientific research.

Find out about other national user facilities at Berkeley Lab by clicking the links below.