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MicroWorlds

looks at materials sciences research at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS). ALS, a facility that produces light one billion times brighter than the sun, offers opportunities for studying the electronic structure of matter, semiconductors, polymers, malaria, and other topics. Instructional modules explore why kevlar is 20 times stronger than steel under water, how contaminants move and change in an ecosystem, and what makes a material a good electrical conductor. (Department of Energy)

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The ALS produces light in the far ultraviolet and soft x-ray regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. This light has wavelengths from 0.0001 micrometer to 0.1 micrometer.

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