SSRL Science in SLAC Today

Stanford researchers create new catalyst that can turn carbon dioxide into fuels

Fri, 2019/10/18 - 11:53am
A study including SLAC scientists and facilities discovers a new process that shows promise in turning the greenhouse gas back into usable fuels.

Slideshow: 2019 SSRL/LCLS Users’ Meeting

Thu, 2019/10/03 - 2:22pm
The annual conference for scientists who conduct research at SLAC’s light sources engaged about 350 researchers in talks, workshops and discussions.

SLAC’s Aina Cohen receives 2019 Farrel W. Lytle Award

Tue, 2019/10/01 - 12:11pm
She is recognized for two decades of innovation and excellence at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.

Xinru Wang wins 2019 Klein Award for research on cell signaling in enzymes

Tue, 2019/09/10 - 12:43pm
Using SLAC’s X-ray synchrotron SSRL, Wang improves fundamental knowledge about how cells communicate, which could enable the development of more effective drugs.

Scientists report two advances in understanding the role of ‘charge stripes’ in superconducting materials

Fri, 2019/08/16 - 12:59pm
The studies could lead to a new understanding of how high-temperature superconductors operate.

How the catalytic converters in cars go bad and why it matters

Tue, 2019/08/13 - 12:51pm
A new way to arrange the hard-working atoms in this part of an exhaust system could lower the cost of curbing pollution from automotive engines.

Scientists create artificial catalysts inspired by living enzymes

Mon, 2019/08/05 - 10:21am
Stanford researchers have made a significant advance in the development of artificial catalysts for making cleaner chemicals and fuels at an industrial scale.

Arianna Gleason and Diana Gamzina receive DOE Early Career Research grants

Thu, 2019/08/01 - 10:00am
The SLAC scientists will each receive $2.5 million for their research on fusion energy and advanced radiofrequency technology.

Hans-Georg Steinrück receives 2019 Spicer Award for energy storage research at SLAC’s X-ray synchrotron

Fri, 2019/07/26 - 8:39am
This early-career scientist has undertaken challenging projects with significant implications for lithium-ion batteries.

First snapshots of trapped CO2 molecules shed new light on carbon capture

Wed, 2019/06/26 - 9:16am
A new twist on cryo-EM imaging reveals what’s going on inside MOFs, highly porous nanoparticles with big potential for storing fuel, separating gases and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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

Fri, 2019/06/21 - 11:58am
A close-up look at how microbes build their crystalline shells has implications for understanding how cell structures form, preventing disease and developing nanotechnology.

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

Mon, 2019/06/03 - 8:53am
What they learned could help manufacturers design more reliable and longer-lasting batteries for smartphones and cars.

A day in the life of a synchrotron duty operator

Wed, 2019/05/29 - 8:53am
For mechanical engineer Sarah Edwards, SSRL is the ultimate classic car.

In a first, researchers identify reddish coloring in an ancient fossil – a 3-million-year-old mouse

Tue, 2019/05/21 - 1:08am
X-rays reveal an extinct mouse was dressed in brown to reddish fur on its back and sides and had a tiny white tummy.

Capturing the behavior of single-atom catalysts on the move

Tue, 2019/04/23 - 2:09pm
Scientists precisely control where single-atom catalysts sit on their support structures, and show how changing their position affects their reactivity.

A day in the life of a midnight beam master

Tue, 2019/04/16 - 8:00am
In SLAC’s accelerator control room, shift lead Ben Ripman and a team of operators fine-tune X-ray beams for science experiments around the clock.

A mile-long graveyard of Jurassic fossils sparks a new international science collaboration

Thu, 2019/03/28 - 10:04am
Researchers will use SLAC’s X-ray light source to probe 150 million-year-old dinosaur fossils at the atomic level.

Cause of Cathode Degradation Identified for Nickel-rich Materials

Fri, 2019/03/15 - 9:33am
Combination of research methods reveals causes of capacity fading, giving scientists better insight to design advanced batteries for electric vehicles

Untangling a strange phenomenon that both helps and hurts lithium-ion battery performance

Tue, 2019/02/05 - 8:00am
New research offers the first complete picture of why a promising approach of stuffing more lithium into battery cathodes leads to their failure. A better understanding of this phenomenon could be the key to smaller phone batteries and electric cars that drive farther between charges.

Study shows single atoms can make more efficient catalysts

Mon, 2019/01/07 - 8:51am
Detailed observations of iridium atoms at work could help make catalysts that drive chemical reactions smaller, cheaper and more efficient

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