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First Snapshots of Trapped CO2 Molecules Shed New Light on Carbon Capture

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have taken the first images of carbon dioxide molecules within a molecular cage ¬¬– part of a highly porous nanoparticle known as a MOF, or...
24-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists make first high-res movies of proteins forming crystals in a living cell

Scientists have made the first observations of proteins assembling themselves into crystals, one molecule at a time, in a living cell. The method they used to watch this happen – an extremely high-res form of molecular moviemaking ­– could shed...
21-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

SLAC sends off woven grids for LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detector

Over the past few months, the LZ team at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, which is part of the international LZ collaboration of 250 scientists from 37 institutions, has carefully woven the grids from 2 miles of...
20-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A miniature camera for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will help test the observatory and take first images

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are building the world’s largest digital camera for astronomy and astrophysics – a minivan-sized 3,200-megapixel ‘eye’ of the future Large Synoptic Survey...
19-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A day in the life of an accelerator designer

Physicist Tor Raubenheimer explores the world by climbing rocks and designing particle accelerators.
18-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A quick liquid flip helps explain how morphing materials store information

Experiments at SLAC’s X-ray laser reveal in atomic detail how two distinct liquid phases in these materials enable fast switching between glassy and crystalline states that represent 0s and 1s in memory devices.
18-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers get most comprehensive view yet of lithium-ion battery electrode damage

A multi-institute team of researchers has developed the most comprehensive view yet of how repeated charging damages lithium-ion battery electrodes. Manufacturers could potentially use this information to design more reliable and longer-lasting...
3-Jun-2019 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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SLAC fires up electron gun for LCLS-II X-ray laser upgrade

Crews at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have powered up a new electron gun, a key component of the lab’s upgrade of its Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser, and last night it fired its first electrons.
30-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT 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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