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AI Learns Physics to Optimize Particle Accelerator Performance

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have demonstrated that they can use machine learning to optimize the performance of particle accelerators by teaching the algorithms the basic physics principles behind...
29-Jul-2021 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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SLAC Partners with National Labs and Scientific Publishing Organizations on Transgender-Inclusive Name-Change Process for Published Papers

The agreement, announced today, will make it easier for researchers to change their names and claim work from all stages of their careers. It specifically addresses the administrative and emotional difficulties some transgender researchers have...
28-Jul-2021 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Take First Snapshots of Ultrafast Switching in a Quantum Electronic Device

Scientist demonstrated a new way of observing atoms as they move in a tiny quantum electronic switch as it operates. Along the way, they discovered a new material state that could pave the way for faster, more energy-efficient computing.
12-Jul-2021 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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SLAC hosts Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm for a virtual visit

Highlights of the two-hour visit included behind-the-scenes looks at one of the most powerful X-ray sources on the planet and at the construction of the world’s largest digital camera for astronomy. She also joined presentations of the lab’s...
9-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Detailed Study of Nickelate’s Magnetism Finds a Strong Kinship with Cuprate Superconductors

Are new nickelate superconductors close kin to the original high-temperature superconductors, the cuprates? The first study of their magnetic properties says the answer is yes. Scientists from SLAC, Stanford and Diamond Light Source found important...
8-Jul-2021 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Solving a long-standing mystery about the desert’s rock art canvas

Petroglyphs are carved in a material called rock varnish, the origins of which have been debated for years. Now, scientists argue it’s the result of bacteria and an adaptation that protects them from the desert sun’s harsh rays.
2-Jul-2021 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Discover How Oxygen Loss Saps a Lithium-ion Battery’s Voltage

SLAC and Stanford scientists took a unique and detailed nanoscale look at how oxygen seeps out of lithium-ion battery electrodes, sapping their energy over time. The results could suggest a fix.
14-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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First nanoscale look at a reaction that limits the efficiency of generating clean hydrogen fuel

Transitioning to a hydrogen economy will require massive production of cheap, clean hydrogen gas for fuel and chemical feedstocks. New tools allow scientists to zoom in on a catalytic reaction that’s been a bottleneck in efforts to generate...
5-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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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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