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Researchers Discover a New Dimension to High-temperature Superconductivity

Thu, 2015/11/05 - 11:00am
A team led by SLAC scientists combined powerful magnetic pulses with some of the brightest X-rays on the planet to discover a surprising 3-D effect that appears linked to a mysterious phenomenon known as high-temperature superconductivity.

A Record-setting Way to Make Transparent Conductors: Spread Them Like Butter on Toast

Mon, 2015/11/02 - 3:31pm
A process developed by Stanford and SLAC scientists has potential for scaling up to manufacture clear, flexible electrodes for solar cells, displays and other electronics.

Stanford and SLAC Celebrate Arthur Bienenstock

Thu, 2015/10/22 - 8:47am
An all-day symposium recognized the professor emeritus for his many contributions to the scientific community, from pioneering synchrotron radiation research at SSRL to making science policies on Capitol Hill.

Paul Fuoss Receives Lytle Award for Developing X-ray Technique to Better Explore Materials

Mon, 2015/10/19 - 10:37am
A physicist at Argonne National Laboratory has been recognized for pioneering experiments at SLAC that helped establish a new way to study the structure of complex materials.

X-ray Study Reveals New Details of How Burrowing Sea Creatures Shape Geology

Wed, 2015/10/14 - 10:50am
X-ray research on 80-million-year-old fossilized burrows, likely the work of tiny marine worms, is helping scientists understand how living organisms affected the chemistry of the sea floor.

Ming Yi Awarded L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship

Mon, 2015/10/12 - 2:29pm
The former Stanford graduate student, who did extensive research at SLAC, is being honored as an exceptional role model for women in science.

SLAC Experiment Finds Key to Natural Detoxifier’s Reactivity

Wed, 2015/10/07 - 2:30pm
A tiny change in the length of a chemical bond makes a big difference in the activity of a molecule important in health, drug development and chemical synthesis

Feng Lin Wins Spicer Award for Smart Window, Battery Research

Fri, 2015/09/25 - 8:32am
A researcher who performed a variety of X-ray experiments at SLAC’s synchrotron will receive an annual scientific award during a SLAC conference next month.

Roopali Kukreja wins 2015 Klein Award for X-ray Work

Thu, 2015/09/17 - 8:42am
The former SLAC and Stanford researcher will be recognized during a SLAC conference next month for her work in studying nanoscale magnetic and electronic processes.

Explore the World of Nobel Laureate Brian Kobilka

Wed, 2015/09/09 - 9:49am
Visit the immersive Nobel Labs 360 website about Kobilka, including an interactive tour of his work at SSRL. To find the SSRL section, click twice on the window in the upper right corner.

Researchers See 'Spin Current' in Motion for the First Time

Thu, 2015/09/03 - 10:11am
Researchers at SLAC have for the first time seen a spin current – an inherent magnetic property common to all electrons – as it travels across materials.

X-ray Duo's Research Helps Launch Human Trial for Treatment of Arsenic Poisoning

Thu, 2015/08/20 - 8:53am
Graham George and Ingrid Pickering, a husband and wife X-ray research team, are co-leading a new study in Bangladesh to test whether selenium supplements can protect people from arsenic poisoning.

Microscopic Rake Doubles Efficiency of Low-cost Solar Cells

Wed, 2015/08/12 - 9:53am
A SLAC/Stanford manufacturing technique could help make inexpensive polymer-based solar cells an attractive alternative to silicon-crystal wafers.

Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project Awards $9.3 Million for Innovative Energy Research

Wed, 2015/08/12 - 9:34am
SUNCAT and SIMES researchers have received funding from Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project to support research related to generating renewable fuels.

Social Scientist Chooses SLAC as Case Study for Transformation of 'Big Science'

Thu, 2015/07/23 - 10:33am
A researcher interviewed SLAC and Stanford administrators, scientists and Nobel laureates and sifted through archival materials to better understand the drivers for change in SLAC’s science mission.

New Design Could Dramatically Boost Efficiency of Low-cost Solar Panels

Fri, 2015/07/10 - 2:06pm
A new design tested in experiments at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory could improve plastic solar panel materials.

Newly Discovered Property Could Help Beat the Heat Problem in Computer Chips

Wed, 2015/06/10 - 11:28am
X-ray studies at SLAC have observed an exotic property that could improve performance in ever-smaller computer components.

SLAC Researcher Receives DOE 'Early Career' Grant to Support X-ray Optics and Imaging

Fri, 2015/05/08 - 10:41am
Anne Sakdinawat, a SLAC scientist, has been selected to receive a grant to advance her work in producing and using new types of X-ray imaging tools.

DOE’s Office of Science Selects 44 Scientists to Receive Early Career Research Program Funding

Wed, 2015/05/06 - 8:03am
SLAC's Anne Sakdinawat is among the recipients, for her research “Hybrid Nanoscale X‐ray Imaging: Direct and Computational Imaging with Advanced X‐ray Diffractive Optics."

Researchers Study How Metal Contamination Makes Gasoline Production Inefficient

Thu, 2015/04/30 - 10:50am
Scientists at SLAC and Utrecht University have identified how catalysts degrade when used to refine crude oil.


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