SSRL Science in SLAC Today

X-ray Duo's Research Helps Launch Human Trial for Treatment of Arsenic Poisoning

Thu, 2015/08/20 - 8:53am
Graham George and Ingrid Pickering, a husband and wife X-ray research team, are co-leading a new study in Bangladesh to test whether selenium supplements can protect people from arsenic poisoning.

Microscopic Rake Doubles Efficiency of Low-cost Solar Cells

Wed, 2015/08/12 - 9:53am
A SLAC/Stanford manufacturing technique could help make inexpensive polymer-based solar cells an attractive alternative to silicon-crystal wafers.

Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project Awards $9.3 Million for Innovative Energy Research

Wed, 2015/08/12 - 9:34am
SUNCAT and SIMES researchers have received funding from Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project to support research related to generating renewable fuels.

Social Scientist Chooses SLAC as Case Study for Transformation of 'Big Science'

Thu, 2015/07/23 - 10:33am
A researcher interviewed SLAC and Stanford administrators, scientists and Nobel laureates and sifted through archival materials to better understand the drivers for change in SLAC’s science mission.

New Design Could Dramatically Boost Efficiency of Low-cost Solar Panels

Fri, 2015/07/10 - 2:06pm
A new design tested in experiments at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory could improve plastic solar panel materials.

Newly Discovered Property Could Help Beat the Heat Problem in Computer Chips

Wed, 2015/06/10 - 11:28am
X-ray studies at SLAC have observed an exotic property that could improve performance in ever-smaller computer components.

SLAC Researcher Receives DOE 'Early Career' Grant to Support X-ray Optics and Imaging

Fri, 2015/05/08 - 10:41am
Anne Sakdinawat, a SLAC scientist, has been selected to receive a grant to advance her work in producing and using new types of X-ray imaging tools.

DOE’s Office of Science Selects 44 Scientists to Receive Early Career Research Program Funding

Wed, 2015/05/06 - 8:03am
SLAC's Anne Sakdinawat is among the recipients, for her research “Hybrid Nanoscale X‐ray Imaging: Direct and Computational Imaging with Advanced X‐ray Diffractive Optics."

Researchers Study How Metal Contamination Makes Gasoline Production Inefficient

Thu, 2015/04/30 - 10:50am
Scientists at SLAC and Utrecht University have identified how catalysts degrade when used to refine crude oil.

Semiconductor Works Better when Hitched to Graphene

Wed, 2015/02/18 - 9:47am
Recent experiments at SLAC's SSRL reveal that an organic semiconductor transports electrical charge more efficiently when combined with the wonder material graphene.

Scientists Get First Glimpse of a Chemical Bond Being Born

Thu, 2015/02/12 - 1:35pm
Scientists have used an X-ray laser at SLAC to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on the way to becoming a molecule.

Record Keeping Helps Bacteria’s Immune System Fight Invaders

Tue, 2015/02/03 - 8:43am
Research reveals that the bacterial immune system can better destroy viral attackers by saving genetic records of previously encountered viruses.

X-ray Study Reveals Division of Labor in Cell Health Protein

Wed, 2015/01/28 - 7:47am
Research performed in part at SLAC has provided new insights into how "TH proteins" couple two important processes needed to maintain healthy cells.

SLAC Welcomes Professor and Chemical Sciences Division Director Tony Heinz

Tue, 2015/01/27 - 4:20pm
He’s known for exploring fundamental properties of novel materials on the nanoscale, and for developing new tools for the exploration.

SLAC Scientists Search for New Ways to Deal with U.S. Uranium Ore Processing Legacy

Thu, 2015/01/22 - 1:22pm
In an important step toward handling the nation’s uranium milling legacy, researchers try to understand why contamination at remediated uranium processing sites continues to persist at dangerously high levels.

SLAC Scientists Search for New Ways to Deal with U.S. Uranium Ore Processing Legacy

Thu, 2015/01/22 - 12:22pm
In an important step toward handling the nation’s uranium milling legacy, researchers try to understand why contamination at remediated uranium processing sites continues to persist at dangerously high levels.

First Direct Evidence that a Mysterious Phase of Matter Competes with High-Temperature Superconductivity

Fri, 2014/12/19 - 8:42am
SLAC study shows the so-called ‘pseudogap’ hoards electrons that otherwise might pair up to carry current through a material with 100 percent efficiency.

Study May Help Slow the Spread of Flu

Fri, 2014/12/05 - 10:56am
Understanding details of a flu antibody offers new insight for future structure-based drug discovery and novel avenues for designing vaccines.

Robotics Meet X-ray Lasers in Cutting-edge Biology Studies

Fri, 2014/11/21 - 8:00am
Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are combining the speed and precision of robots with one of the brightest X-ray lasers on the planet for pioneering studies of proteins important to biology and drug discovery.

Agreement Gives Energy Storage Companies Easier Access to SLAC

Thu, 2014/11/20 - 9:14am
More than a dozen energy-storage companies have streamlined access to research facilities and expertise at SLAC under a new cooperative R&D agreement with CalCharge.

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