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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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Physicists ask: Can we make a particle collider more energy efficient?

The future of experimental particle physics is exciting – and energy intensive. SLAC physicists are thinking about how to make one proposal, the Cool Copper Collider, more sustainable.
3-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Harold Hwang awarded 2024 McGroddy Prize for discovering exotic new materials

The American Physical Society recognized the SLAC and Stanford physicist for decades of groundbreaking work studying the strange behavior of electrons at the interfaces between materials.
1-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm celebrates revolutionary X-ray laser upgrade at SLAC

The Secretary and other U.S. Department of Energy officials spent an afternoon touring SLAC’s energy labs, the superconducting-accelerator-powered Linac Coherent Light Source, and the Legacy Survey of Space and Time Camera. At a celebratory...
27-Oct-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Renewed support for high power laser facilities will benefit discovery science and inertial fusion energy research at SLAC

LaserNetUS funding will allow scientists to take advantage of the Matter in Extreme Conditions instrument and ultrabright X-rays at the Linac Coherent Light Source to explore fundamental plasma science and inertial fusion energy research and...
26-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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SLAC scientists shed light on potential breakthrough biomedical molecule

Developing a new, light-activated method to produce the molecule opens doors for future biomedical applications.
24-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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