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Superconductivity and Charge Density Waves Caught Intertwining at the Nanoscale

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

SLAC’s superconducting X-ray laser reaches operating temperature colder than outer space

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

How a Soil Microbe Could Rev Up Artificial Photosynthesis

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

What drives rechargeable battery decay? Depends on how many times you've charged it

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

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In a first, researchers image the full structure of trapped excitons

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

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GISMo lab's innovative plan to make electricity cheaper, greener and more reliable

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

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A new way to shape a material’s atomic structure with ultrafast laser light

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

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Molecular cage gives cryo-EM researchers new insights into a cancer protein

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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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

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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

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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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