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Scientists Gather for Annual SLAC Users’ Conference

Thu, 2016/10/13 - 12:16pm
The event drew more than 400 participants, with workshops and presentations focusing on collaborations and new technology at SLAC’s light sources.

X-rays Reveal Artistry in an Ancient Vase

Wed, 2016/10/12 - 11:55am
Beams of X-rays uncover surprising techniques in the creation of art on ancient Greek pottery.

Trevor Petach Receives 2016 Klein Award

Thu, 2016/09/29 - 8:45am
Award honors accomplishments in condensed matter physics and electrochemistry at SSRL.

Q&A: Postdocs Encourage Middle-schoolers to 'Embrace the Unknown'

Tue, 2016/09/27 - 11:31am
SLAC postdoctoral scholars recently participated in Tech Trek program to engage in a lively discussion with middle-schoolers.

In Bird Feathers, Scientists Find Hints About Color of Extinct Animals

Fri, 2016/09/23 - 9:16am
The discovery is one of the first steps towards mapping hues of fossilized species.

SLAC’s X-ray Laser Glimpses How Electrons Dance with Atomic Nuclei in Materials

Thu, 2016/09/22 - 10:00am
Understanding how a material’s electrons interact with vibrations of its nuclear lattice could help design and control novel materials, from solar cells to high-temperature superconductors.

SLAC to Play Key Role in $30 Million DOE Effort to Improve Solar Module Materials

Thu, 2016/09/15 - 1:41pm
The goal of the DuraMat consortium is to make solar modules last longer, and thus drive down the cost of solar energy.

Makoto Hashimoto Receives Lytle Award for Contributions to High-temperature Superconductor Research

Wed, 2016/09/14 - 1:52pm
The award honors his work on a world-class experimental station at SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.

SLAC, Stanford Team Finds a Tough New Catalyst for Use in Renewable Fuels Production

Thu, 2016/09/01 - 8:23am
The discovery could make water splitting, a key step in a number of clean energy technologies, cheaper and more efficient.

Yijin Liu Receives 2016 Spicer Award For Substantial Research Contributions Using X-ray Microscopy

Wed, 2016/08/31 - 10:30am
Liu acknowledged for wide-ranging work in energy materials, catalysis, carbon sequestration, material in extreme conditions and scientific big data mining.

A Virtual Flight Through a Catalyst Particle Finds Evidence of Poisoning

Tue, 2016/08/30 - 11:21am
Merging two powerful 3-D X-ray techniques, researchers revealed new details of a process known as metal poisoning that clogs the pores of catalyst particles used in gasoline production, causing them to lose effectiveness.

X-ray Research on Short-lived Isotope Provides New Possibilities for Cancer Treatment

Fri, 2016/08/19 - 12:00am
The study could help develop ways to safely transport radioactive actinium through the body to target tumor cells.

Decoy Drug Could Prevent Cancer's Spread

Thu, 2016/08/18 - 12:52pm
Creating a molecular snapshot of the way proteins interact could help development of new cancer drugs.

Stanford, SLAC Play Key Role in New DOE Battery Consortium

Fri, 2016/07/29 - 10:10am
The White House announced $50 million in funding for ‘Battery500’, a five year effort, as part of a package of initiatives to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S.

SLAC X-ray Studies Help NASA Develop Printable Electronics for Mars Mission

Thu, 2016/07/28 - 1:37pm
Scientists are using plasma to create electronic sensors that will track the health of astronauts.

Stanford, SLAC X-ray Studies Could Help Make LIGO Gravitational Wave Detector 10 Times More Sensitive

Tue, 2016/07/19 - 9:42am
The goal: Develop high-tech coatings that make the detector’s mirrors less “noisy”.

X-ray Experiments Show Hewlett Packard Team How Memristors Work

Mon, 2016/06/13 - 9:48am
The results are an important step in designing these solid-state devices for computer memories that would operate much faster, last longer and use less energy than today’s flash memory.

SLAC’s Historic Linac Turns 50 and Gets a Makeover

Wed, 2016/05/04 - 11:00am
The lab’s signature particle highway prepares to enter another era of transformative science as the home of the LCLS-II X-ray laser.

Your One-stop Shop for Producing, Crystallizing Biomolecules

Tue, 2016/04/26 - 11:46am
The Macromolecular Structure Knowledge Center can help researchers who lack equipment for testing hundreds of different crystallization conditions or expertise in working with challenging molecules.

Peering Deep Into Materials with Ultrafast Science

Wed, 2016/04/20 - 11:54am
Laser light exposes the properties of materials used in batteries and electronics.

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