SSRL Science in SLAC Today

SLAC’s Historic Linac Turns 50 and Gets a Makeover

Wed, 2016/05/04 - 11:00am
The lab’s signature particle highway prepares to enter another era of transformative science as the home of the LCLS-II X-ray laser.

Your One-stop Shop for Producing, Crystallizing Biomolecules

Tue, 2016/04/26 - 11:46am
The Macromolecular Structure Knowledge Center can help researchers who lack equipment for testing hundreds of different crystallization conditions or expertise in working with challenging molecules.

Peering Deep Into Materials with Ultrafast Science

Wed, 2016/04/20 - 11:54am
Laser light exposes the properties of materials used in batteries and electronics.

Researchers Discover New Type of ‘Pili’ Used by Bacteria to Cling to Hosts

Mon, 2016/04/11 - 8:51am
New insights into how bacteria interact with host cells could help fight off harmful microbes.

X-rays Reveal How a Solar Cell Gets its Silver Stripes

Fri, 2016/04/01 - 3:21pm
Scientists have used X-rays to observe exactly how silver electrical contacts form during manufacturing of solar modules.

X-ray Studies at SLAC and Berkeley Lab Aid Search for Ebola Cure

Mon, 2016/03/14 - 3:36pm
Scientists have determined in atomic detail how a potential drug molecule fits into and blocks a channel in cell membranes that Ebola and related “filoviruses” need to infect victims’ cells.

Stanford Scientists Celebrate Technological Advances that Finally Made Gravitational Wave Detection Possible

Fri, 2016/02/12 - 1:19pm
Contributions to LIGO have come from many Stanford teams, including SLAC, Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics and the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences.

A Simple Way to Make Lithium-ion Battery Electrodes that Protect Themselves

Mon, 2016/01/11 - 1:26pm

Menlo Park, Calif. — Scientists at three Department of Energy national laboratories have discovered how to keep a promising new type of lithium ion battery cathode from developing a crusty coating that degrades its performance. The solution: Use a simple manufacturing technique to form the cathode material into tiny, layered particles that store a lot of energy while protecting themselves from damage.

Q&A: Biologist Describes Milestone toward a Universal Flu Vaccine

Mon, 2016/01/04 - 10:23am
Ian Wilson explains how scientists have found a way to induce antibodies to fight a range of influenza viruses, which could some day eliminate the need for seasonal flu shots.

SSRL Upgrades, Adds Equipment for Next Round of Experiments

Wed, 2015/12/02 - 8:56am
View photos of upgrades and new equipment at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) that will enable scientists to study photosynthesis, superconductors and other fields of research.

X-ray Microscope Reveals 'Solitons,' a Special Type of Magnetic Wave

Mon, 2015/11/16 - 8:20am
Scientists working at SLAC have for the first time directly observed a phenomenon that allows magnetic waves to travel a long distance with no resistance.

Winning Photos from the 2015 SLAC Physics Photowalk

Mon, 2015/11/09 - 8:21am
The SLAC Photowalk took a group of 17 photographers, both amateur and professional, behind the scenes to photograph SLAC's world-class science facilities, including the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL).

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.


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