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A new lens on materials under extreme conditions allows researchers to watch shock waves travel through silicon

When silicon, an element abundant in the Earth’s crust, is subjected to extreme heat and pressure, an initial “elastic” shock wave travels through the material, leaving it unchanged, followed by an “inelastic” shock wave that irreversibly...
13-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


A New Way to Watch Atoms Move in a Single Atomic Sheet

Scientists have found a new way to use some of the world’s most powerful X-rays to watch how atoms move at ultrafast speeds within a single atomic sheet.
11-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers watch molecules in a light-triggered catalyst ring ‘like an ensemble of bells’

An international team has used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to get an incredibly detailed look at what happens to the structure of a model photocatalyst when it absorbs light.
21-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Lynbrook High wins 2019 SLAC Regional Science Bowl competition

Twenty-eight teams from 17 Bay Area high schools faced off Feb. 9 in the SLAC Regional DOE Science Bowl, a series of fast-paced question-and-answer matches that test knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, earth and space sciences, energy and...
13-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


First direct view of an electron’s short, speedy trip across a border

Electrons flowing across the boundary between two materials are the foundation of many key technologies, from flash memories to batteries and solar cells. Now researchers have directly observed and clocked these tiny cross-border movements for the...
8-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Untangling a Strange Phenomenon That Both Helps and Hurts Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

New research offers the first complete picture of why a promising approach of stuffing more lithium into battery cathodes leads to their failure. A better understanding of this could be the key to smaller phone batteries and electric cars that drive...
5-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Remastered 1964 Films Show Origins of SLAC

A pair of 1964 films detailing the construction of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, later renamed SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, were recently remastered and are now available for viewing on YouTube thanks to a partnership between the...
23-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


An effect that Einstein helped discover 100 years ago offers new insight into a puzzling magnetic phenomenon

Experiments at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have seen for the first time what happens when magnetic materials are demagnetized at ultrafast speeds of millionths of a billionth of a second: The atoms on the...
14-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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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