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A battery’s hopping ions remember where they’ve been

Scientists discover that ions hopping through a battery electrolyte can reverse direction in response to a jolt of voltage and briefly return to their previous positions – .the first indication that the ions remembered, in a sense, where they had...
15-Feb-2024 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers add a ‘twist’ to classical material design

Researchers with the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University and the DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) grew a twisted multilayer crystal structure for the first time and measured the...
24-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers release solar power data software to increase clean energy generation

The software tool sorts through messy data to reveal what’s really going on with solar panels on cloudy and sunny days.
17-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A day in the life of a mountaintop telescope builder

Margaux Lopez is one of a team of engineers preparing the Vera Rubin Observatory in Chile for the arrival of the largest digital camera ever built for astrophysics and cosmology.
5-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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SLAC brings rapid-fire laser and target expertise to national fusion energy research hubs

The lab will partner in two collaborations – one led by Colorado State University and the other by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – as part of a DOE-funded effort to speed up progress in fusion energy science and technology.
7-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers show an old law still holds for quirky quantum materials

An 170-year-old law describing the ratio of heat conductivity to electronic conductivity in metals was thought not to apply to quantum materials. Now theoretical physicists suggest that the Wiedemann-Franz law does, in fact, apply to one class of...
30-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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How tiny hinges bend the infection-spreading spikes of a coronavirus

Far from being stiff and pointy, a coronavirus’s infectious spikes are shaped like chicken drumsticks with the meaty part facing out, and the meaty part can tilt every which way on its slender stalk. A tiny hinge makes that bendiness possible, and...
14-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers aim to make cheaper fuel cells a reality

The team reduced the amount of expensive platinum group metals needed to make an effective cell and found a new way to test future fuel cell innovations.
13-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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SLAC scientists explain: What is inertial fusion energy?

Following ignition demonstrations at the National Ignition Facility, the prospect of developing a fusion energy source using lasers looks brighter than ever. Here, SLAC experts weigh in on what it will take to develop the science and technology...
21-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST

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Q&A: From particle beams to cancer treatment – fundamental research that affects everyday life

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory study some of the most fundamental questions about our universe: What are the properties of elementary particles? What drives the expansion of the universe? But the...
7-Mar-2022 12:35 PM EST

SLAC’s Panofsky fellows talk about what makes their research so exciting

Among the many scientists who push the frontiers of knowledge at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the Panofsky fellows stand out.
3-Jun-2021 1:20 PM EDT

A day in the life of an X-ray laser coach

SLAC scientist Siqi Li works on new methods to allow researchers using LCLS, our X-ray laser, to observe the motion of electrons or do high-resolution imaging. When she’s not working to create more efficient and advanced X-ray lasers, Li likes to...
29-Jan-2020 6:25 PM EST

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Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity

In this Q&A, Particle Physics and Astrophysics Professor Lance Dixon of Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory explains one approach to developing such a theory, called quantum gravity.
18-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST

SLAC Researchers to Present at AAAS 2015

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers will share the latest discoveries and innovations in a wide range of fields at this year’s AAAS Annual Meeting (Feb. 12-16 in San Jose, Calif.), including X-ray lasers, quantum materials, citizen...
10-Feb-2015 6:40 PM EST

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