“Beginning in 1940, scientists at the lab, including Glenn Seaborg and Albert Ghiorso, discovered or synthesized more than a dozen elements heavier than uranium,” says ACS President Bonnie Charpentier, Ph.D. The new elements included plutonium, berkelium, californium and lawrencium. The researchers’ achievements culminated in 1974 with the creation of element 106, which was named seaborgium. “Through this Landmark event, we pay tribute to their extraordinary vision and dedication,” Charpentier says.
“Berkeley Lab researchers’ production and discovery of new elements and isotopes has opened up new fields in medical imaging and treatments, and enabled a richer understanding of the fundamental properties of atomic nuclei,” says Berkeley Lab Director Michael Witherell, Ph.D. "We are honored to be recognized for our pioneering efforts in expanding the periodic table of elements and expanding our knowledge of these exotic elements. Our ongoing studies of these elements are still yielding new information and inspiring ideas for practical applications,” he added.
“The Lawrence Hall of Science is proud to be a part of this rededication,” says Hall Director Rena Dorph. “The Hall was named for Ernest O. Lawrence to honor his legacy and to celebrate the outstanding work of all the Berkeley scientists who contributed so much to our understanding of chemical elements.”
LANXESS enters battery chemistry business electrolyte production for lithium-ion batteries in Leverkusen Germany
Leuna, April 13, 2021 - DOMO Chemicals has developed a new product family PA66 based black plastics suitable for laser welding, a technology that is increasingly used in joining together thermoplastic parts. DOMO’s new laser transparent Technyl® STAR AF 219 V30 black LT is now available on the market. Read More
Cologne/Leverkusen, April 5, 2021 – LANXESS enters the field of battery chemistry by cooperating with Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology Co. (Tinci), a leading global manufacturer of lithium-ion battery materials. Starting already next year, LANXESS will produce electrolyte formulations for lithium-ion batteries under the authorization of the Chinese company. Read More
Cologne, April 2, 2021 – In the manufacture of transmission oil pans, polyamides offer numerous advantages over sheet steel or die-cast aluminum in terms of lightweight construction, cost-cutting functional integration and design flexibility. Polyamide 66 in particular has therefore found widespread use in series production of these large injection-molded parts in recent years. However, polyamide 6 is also very well suited to the purpose, as is evident from an increasing number of applications. Read More
Cologne, March 30, 2021 – A smartphone that sets new standards for lightness, slim design and sustainability is making its debut on the market this March: the Carbon 1 MK II from Berlin-based start-up Carbon Mobile. “Designed and engineered in Germany, the Carbon 1 MK II reignites miniaturization and drives sustainability in connected devices by replacing plastics and aluminum with advanced composite materials for the first time”, says Firas Khalifeh, CEO of Carbon Mobile. The base material for Read More