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SLAC’s High-Speed ‘Electron Camera’ Films Molecular Movie in HD

With an extremely fast “electron camera” at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, researchers have made the first high-definition “movie” of ring-shaped molecules breaking open in response to light. The results...
11-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


SLAC develops novel compact antenna for communicating where radios fail

A new type of pocket-sized antenna, developed at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, could enable mobile communication in situations where conventional radios don’t work, such as under water, through the ground and...
9-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


David Reis named head of PULSE Institute for ultrafast science

Long before David Reis joined the faculty of the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University, he was helping lay the groundwork for the lab’s first-of-a-kind X-ray free-electron laser, or XFEL, and the...
8-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Ghostly X-ray images could provide key info for analyzing X-ray laser experiments

Computer simulations by scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory suggest that a new method could turn random fluctuations in the intensity of laser pulses from a nuisance into an advantage, facilitating...
3-Apr-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


A Mile-Long Graveyard of Jurassic Fossils Sparks a New International Science Collaboration

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis announced plans this week for Mission Jurassic, a project that will support paleontological excavation of a fossil-rich plot of land in northern Wyoming. The project will bring together scientists from around...
28-Mar-2019 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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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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