Scientists discover superconductivity and charge density waves are intrinsically interconnected at the nanoscopic level, a new understanding that could help lead to the next generation of electronics and computers.
20-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Nestled 30 feet underground in Menlo Park, California, a half-mile-long stretch of tunnel is now colder than most of the universe. It houses a new superconducting particle accelerator, part of an upgrade project to the Linac Coherent Light Source...
10-May-2022 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites
When it comes to fixing carbon, plants have nothing on soil bacteria that can do it 20 times faster. The secret is an enzyme that “juggles” reaction ingredients. Scientists hope to optimize this process for producing fuels, antibiotics and other...
29-Apr-2022 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites
How quickly a battery electrode decays depends on properties of individual particles in the battery – at first. Later on, the network of particles matters more.
26-Apr-2022 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Excitons form when electrons leave their place in atoms and grab the “holes” they left behind for a brief, whirling dance. Now they’ve been stably trapped and measured, a big step in developing new technology.
9-Mar-2022 11:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
A new gizmo from SLAC’s GISMo lab automatically adjusts a home’s power use to save energy, lower utility bills and make the electric grid more reliable.
28-Feb-2022 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
Researchers changed the atomic structure of a thermoelectric material in a unique way with pulses of intense laser light. This new approach has the potential to create unique materials with dramatic properties that are not seen in nature.
14-Feb-2022 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
Sandwiching wiggly proteins between two other layers allows scientists to get the most detailed images yet of a protein that’s key to the spread of acute myeloid leukemia.
11-Feb-2022 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites
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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
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
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
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 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