SSRL Events & Presentations

Structure of Molecular Thin Films for Organic Electronics

Tue, 2012/04/03 - 11:26am
Event Series:  SSRL Presents Event Scientific Area:  Other Event Organization:  SSRL events Event Date:  Friday, April 6, 2012 - 1:00a.m. - 2:00a.m.

Researchers Find Vulnerability in Ulcer-causing Bacterium

Tue, 2012/04/03 - 6:55am
by Lori Ann White

Research at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource has shed light about how a killer bacterium survives in the seemingly inhospitable environment of the human stomach.

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Research at SLAC’s Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource is helping to reveal how an ulcer-causing bacterium survives the changing levels of acid in the human stomach.

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Building Better HIV Antibodies

Mon, 2012/04/02 - 6:25am
by Katie Neith, Caltech

Using highly potent antibodies isolated from HIV-positive individuals, researchers have recently begun to identify ways to broadly neutralize the many possible subtypes of HIV. Now, a team led by biologists at Caltech has used Beamline 12-2 at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource to help them create a stronger version of the antibodies.

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SSRL Presents: "Geochemical Behaviour of S, Cl and Fe in Silicate Melts/Glasses Simulating Natural Magmas"

Fri, 2012/03/23 - 11:10am
Event Series:  SSRL Presents Event Scientific Area:  Environmental Science Event Organization:  SSRL events Event Date:  Monday, March 26, 2012 - 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Special Lunch Lecture: "Engineering Human Touch" (Kavli Auditorium)

Wed, 2012/03/21 - 12:01pm
Event Series:  SLAC Public Lecture Event Date:  Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.

Synchrotron Radiation in Polymer Science

Tue, 2012/03/20 - 4:23pm
Event Date:  Friday, March 30, 2012 (All day) - Monday, April 2, 2012 (All day)

Obama to Nominate Bienenstock to National Science Board

Wed, 2012/03/14 - 6:45am
from Stanford Report

Physicists Honored with "GLAM" Portraits at Stanford

Tue, 2012/03/13 - 6:45am
from Stanford Report

Arthur Bienenstock, former director of SSRL and professor emeritus of photon science, was among several Stanford physicists honored with painted portraits that were unveiled at a reception held on the main campus March 9, at the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials.

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Exotic Material Shows Promise as Flexible, Transparent Electrode

Wed, 2012/03/07 - 7:50am
by Mike Ross

An international team of scientists with roots at SLAC and Stanford has shown that ultra-thin sheets of an exotic material remain transparent and highly conductive even after being deeply flexed 1,000 times and folded and creased like a piece of paper.

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X-rays Reveal How Soil Bacteria Carry Out Surprising Chemistry

Mon, 2012/03/05 - 7:55am
by Lori Ann White

Researchers working at SLAC have used powerful X-rays to help decipher how certain natural antibiotics defy a longstanding set of chemical rules – a mechanism that has baffled organic chemists for decades. Their results are reported today in Nature.

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X-rays Reveal How Soil Bacteria Carry Out Surprising Chemistry

Mon, 2012/03/05 - 7:00am
Researchers working at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have used powerful X-rays to help decipher how certain natural antibiotics defy a longstanding set of chemical rules – a mechanism that has baffled organic chemists for decades. Their results are reported today in Nature. Read more ...

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From the Director of Photon Science: What’s In a Name?

Fri, 2012/03/02 - 6:55am
by Cynthia Friend

An organization’s name evokes images about what it does and what it represents. In SLAC’s Photon Science Directorate, we would like our name to more accurately reflect our scientific activities and aspirations. ... We think our name should signify the range of exciting activities in the Photon Science Directorate. Let us know what you think ...

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Word of the Week: Optogenetics

Fri, 2012/03/02 - 6:20am
Adapted from image of neuron by Nicolas P. Rougier

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Introducing Synchrotrons into the High School Classroom

Thu, 2012/03/01 - 3:36pm
Event Series:  Photon Science Seminar Event Scientific Area:  Accelerator Science Event Organization:  SSRL events Event Date:  Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Field-driven Polarization and Domain Dynamics of Ferroelectric/Dielectric Superlattices

Tue, 2012/02/28 - 4:23pm
Event Series:  SSRL Presents Event Scientific Area:  Other Event Organization:  SSRL events Event Date:  Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.

Investigating Extreme States of Matter by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy

Fri, 2012/02/24 - 10:24am
Event Series:  Photon Science Seminar Event Scientific Area:  Photon Science Event Organization:  SSRL events Event Date:  Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

From the Director of SSRL: An Ultimate Storage Ring and the Future of Light Sources

Fri, 2012/02/24 - 6:55am
by Chi-Chang Kao

Earlier this month, lab Director Persis Drell, Accelerator Directorate Deputy Director Bob Hettel, Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) Scientific Advisor Jerry Hastings and I attended a meeting in Grenoble, France, to discuss the concept of an Ultimate Storage Ring (USR), a light source designed to produce brighter X-ray beams than current synchrotrons can offer.

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SSRL Worker who Keeps Instruments Cool Among Spot Award Winners

Thu, 2012/02/16 - 6:30am
by Diane Rezendes Khirallah

They may not realize it, but one of the SLAC employees SSRL users count on is Paul Grunow. Part of his job is to keep the SSRL’s monochromators up and running. A monochromator is an optical instrument that selects a single X-ray frequency (hence, mono) from a beam that includes many frequencies (or colors, from chroma) for use in experiments.

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