SSRL Events & Presentations

Workshop: Opportunities for Nanoscale Spectromicroscopy (Hard and Soft X-ray Imaging)

Fri, 2012/09/14 - 5:02pm
Event Series:  Other or None Event Scientific Area:  Other Event Organization:  SSRL events Event Date:  Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 8:00a.m. - 4:40p.m.

Workshop: De-Mystifying the Lightsource Experience

Fri, 2012/09/14 - 4:58pm
Event Series:  Other or None Event Scientific Area:  Other Event Organization:  SSRL events Event Date:  Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Joint Science Session: Awards Ceremonies and Talks

Fri, 2012/09/14 - 3:54pm
Event Series:  Other or None Event Scientific Area:  Accelerator Science Event Organization:  SSRL events Event Date:  Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 10:45a.m. - 12:45p.m.

James Cryan to Receive 2012 Spicer Young-Investigator Award

Tue, 2012/09/11 - 6:45am
by Mike Ross

Now a postdoc at Berkeley Lab, former Stanford graduate student James Cryan is being honored for his innovative contributions to the development and execution of “pump-probe” experiments at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source.

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Phrase of the Week: Terahertz Radiation

Fri, 2012/09/07 - 6:30am
by Lori Ann White

"Terahertz radiation" is a neglected band on the electromagnetic spectrum. It doesn't work well for long-distance communication, it doesn't penetrate materials very deeply, and it's hard to generate and control. Nevertheless, terahertz radiation can give us important information, and the so-called "terahertz gap" is beginning to be filled in.

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SIMES/PULSE Researcher Honored for Advancing Ultrafast X-ray Experimental Capabilities

Wed, 2012/09/05 - 6:55am
by Lori Ann White

Tim Miller, a graduate-student member of the SIMES and Stanford PULSE institutes, will receive the 2012 Melvin P. Klein Scientific Development Award for his leadership and ingenuity in establishing a new type of experimental capability that enables ultrafast X-ray experiments at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.

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SLAC at 50: Honoring the Past and Creating the Future

Fri, 2012/08/24 - 6:55am
by Glenn Roberts Jr.

Nearly 2,000 people will gather at SLAC today and tomorrow to celebrate 50 years of scientific achievements and look forward to the lab’s next half century.

In the early 1960s, a two-and-a-half-mile-long strip of land in the rolling hills west of Stanford University was transformed into fertile ground for physicists' dreams.

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User Spotlight: Studying Air, Artifacts, Meteorites and More at SSRL

Thu, 2012/08/23 - 6:55am
by Lori Ann White

Tom Cahill of the DELTA Group at UC-Davis is a frequent visitor to the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource because he knows that you just can't beat a synchrotron for figuring out what's in samples.

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Xradia: A Pioneering Provider of Innovative X-Ray Microscopes

Thu, 2012/08/16 - 6:55am
by Mike Ross

In the first of an occasional series of articles profiling companies that supply or use SLAC facilities, we look at Pleasanton-based Xradia, Inc., which designs and makes innovative X-ray microscopes.

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SLAC All Access: X-ray Microscope

Wed, 2012/08/15 - 6:55am
by SLAC Multimedia Communications

SLAC physicists Johanna Nelson and Yijin Liu give a brief overview of the X-ray microscope at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) that is helping improve rechargeable-battery technology by letting researchers peek into the inner workings of batteries as they operate.

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SSRL Contributes to Platinum-based Catalyst Design

Tue, 2012/08/14 - 6:55am
by Lori Ann White

SLAC and Stanford researchers worked together to find ways to fine-tune a platinum-based fuel cell catalyst to make it more stable and more efficient.

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LCLS/SSRL Users' Meeting, Oct. 3-6

Fri, 2012/08/10 - 9:45am
Event Series:  Other or None Event Scientific Area:  Photon Science Event Organization:  SSRL events Event Date:  Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 8:00a.m. - Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 6:00p.m.

From the Director of SSRL and Acting Director of Photon Science

Fri, 2012/08/10 - 6:55am
by Chi-Chang Kao

As many of you know, when Cynthia Friend stepped down from her position as associate lab director of the Photon Science Directorate on July 31, I became acting ALD in addition to my role as ALD for the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource. I write this column wearing that dual hat, so it is fitting I share a couple of things that matter to each directorate and demonstrate how they are connected.

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SSRL Data Advances Prostate Cancer Drug Design

Mon, 2012/07/23 - 6:55am
by Lori Ann White

Working at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Emily Scott and Natasha DeVore from the University of Kansas turned E. coli bacteria into efficient factories for making a slightly modified version of an enzyme relevant to prostate cancer treatment.

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User Spotlight: Pushing the Boundaries of Batteries

Thu, 2012/07/19 - 6:30am
by Lori Ann White

Self-professed "beamline junkie" Johanna Nelson has followed her fascination for synchrotron radiation to SLAC, where she works on cutting edge research techniques that could lead to better batteries.

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Stanford-SLAC Team Uses X-ray Imaging to Observe Running Batteries in Real Time

Wed, 2012/07/18 - 9:25am
by Mark Shwartz

Scientists at Stanford and SLAC are using X-ray technology to observe lithium-sulfur batteries in action. Their findings could lead to improvements in this promising power source for electric vehicles.

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Research at SSRL Discovers How Fungus Could Aid Mine Cleanups

Mon, 2012/07/16 - 2:33pm
from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

With the help of work done at the the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Harvard-led researchers have discovered that a fungus common in polluted water produces environmentally important minerals during asexual reproduction. The key chemical in the process, superoxide, is a byproduct of fungal growth when the organism produces spores.

Harvard-led researchers have discovered that an Ascomycete fungus that is common in polluted water produces environmentally important minerals during asexual reproduction.

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Structural Molecular Biology Summer School 2012

Mon, 2012/07/09 - 2:13pm
Event Series:  Other or None Event Scientific Area:  Other Event Organization:  SSRL events Event Date:  Monday, July 16, 2012 - 8:30a.m. - Friday, July 20, 2012 - 5:00a.m.

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