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Vol. 12, No. 7 - January 2012

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From SSRL Director Chi-Chang Kao:
SSRL Takes on the Frontiers of Materials Science

As we at SSRL continue to refine our five-to-ten-year strategic plan, our materials science goals are becoming increasingly clear. Advanced materials are at the heart of our technically driven society, and recent advances in theory, computation power, materials synthesis, and characterization tools have brought the goal of "materials by design" within reach. Synchrotron light sources, with their exceptional properties, play a critical role in the materials-by-design process, providing the powerful characterization capabilities required by the materials research community.  Read more...


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