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Engineers Use Soup Additive to Create a Stretchable Plastic Electrode

Fri, 2017/03/10 - 11:18am
Paving the way for flexible electronics, engineers have developed a plastic electrode that stretches like rubber but carries electricity like wires.

Symmetry: Instrument Finds New Earthly Purpose

Thu, 2017/02/23 - 10:46am

Detectors long used to look at the cosmos are now part of X-ray experiments here on Earth.

SLAC Study Helps Explain Why Uranium Persists in Groundwater at Former Mining Sites

Thu, 2017/02/02 - 12:00am
The contaminant binds to organic matter in sediments, which increases persistence in groundwater.

Meet the Director of SSRL: Kelly Gaffney

Wed, 2017/01/18 - 10:42am
Kelly Gaffney is the director of SSRL, SLAC's synchrotron that produces extremely bright x-rays as a resource for researchers to study our world at the atomic and molecular level of energy production, environmental remediation, nanotechnology, new materials and medicine.

Sketching Out Magnetism With Electricity

Wed, 2017/01/11 - 12:00am
Using an electric field, researchers drew magnetic designs in nonmagnetic material. These efforts could lead to new types of storage devices.

Masters of Crystallization

Wed, 2016/12/14 - 11:18am
When molecules won't crystallize and technology confounds, who you gonna call?

Eureka Moment Leads to New Method of Studying Environmental Toxins

Mon, 2016/12/05 - 11:03am
A technique for probing the surface of particles revealed how toxins move from the soil to groundwater.

Q&A: Simon Bare Catalyzes New Chemistry Effort at SLAC

Tue, 2016/11/29 - 8:09am
After 30 years in industry, he is leading a new focus at the lab’s SSRL X-ray light source and looking for ways to build on research strengths at SLAC and Stanford.

‘Brighter Than A Billion Suns’: SLAC Studies Featured in TEDx Talk

Tue, 2016/11/22 - 3:47pm
Paleontologist Phil Manning describes the “Imaging Life on Earth” project at TEDxCharleston.

Peek Behind the Scenes at SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource

Fri, 2016/10/28 - 8:11am
During a recent shutdown, engineers installed new beamline technology and a 3-D virtual tour captured rare views of the synchrotron’s interior.

Scientists Gather for Annual SLAC Users’ Conference

Thu, 2016/10/13 - 12:16pm
The event drew more than 400 participants, with workshops and presentations focusing on collaborations and new technology at SLAC’s light sources.

X-rays Reveal Artistry in an Ancient Vase

Wed, 2016/10/12 - 11:55am
Beams of X-rays uncover surprising techniques in the creation of art on ancient Greek pottery.

Trevor Petach Receives 2016 Klein Award

Thu, 2016/09/29 - 8:45am
Award honors accomplishments in condensed matter physics and electrochemistry at SSRL.

Q&A: Postdocs Encourage Middle-schoolers to 'Embrace the Unknown'

Tue, 2016/09/27 - 11:31am
SLAC postdoctoral scholars recently participated in Tech Trek program to engage in a lively discussion with middle-schoolers.

In Bird Feathers, Scientists Find Hints About Color of Extinct Animals

Fri, 2016/09/23 - 9:16am
The discovery is one of the first steps towards mapping hues of fossilized species.

SLAC’s X-ray Laser Glimpses How Electrons Dance with Atomic Nuclei in Materials

Thu, 2016/09/22 - 10:00am
Understanding how a material’s electrons interact with vibrations of its nuclear lattice could help design and control novel materials, from solar cells to high-temperature superconductors.

SLAC to Play Key Role in $30 Million DOE Effort to Improve Solar Module Materials

Thu, 2016/09/15 - 1:41pm
The goal of the DuraMat consortium is to make solar modules last longer, and thus drive down the cost of solar energy.

Makoto Hashimoto Receives Lytle Award for Contributions to High-temperature Superconductor Research

Wed, 2016/09/14 - 1:52pm
The award honors his work on a world-class experimental station at SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.

SLAC, Stanford Team Finds a Tough New Catalyst for Use in Renewable Fuels Production

Thu, 2016/09/01 - 8:23am
The discovery could make water splitting, a key step in a number of clean energy technologies, cheaper and more efficient.

Yijin Liu Receives 2016 Spicer Award For Substantial Research Contributions Using X-ray Microscopy

Wed, 2016/08/31 - 10:30am
Liu acknowledged for wide-ranging work in energy materials, catalysis, carbon sequestration, material in extreme conditions and scientific big data mining.


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