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Derived from microscopic algae, the rare, light-driven enzyme converts fatty acids into starting ingredients for solvents and fuels.
Illustration of molecular structure of an enzyme that is powered by sunlight
Known as “pair-density waves,” it may be key to understanding how superconductivity can exist at relatively high temperatures.
Illustration depicting how two types of waves within superconducting materials intertwine to form a third type known as charge-density waves
Exploring and manipulating the behavior of polar vortices in materials may lead to new technology for faster data transfer and storage.
polar vortices
Two groups of researchers drew on SLAC tools to better understand how to target a key part of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Illustration of SARS-CoV-2, a round ball with spikes.
It’s an example of how surprising properties can spontaneously emerge in complex materials – a pheno...
Illustration of a 2D superconducting state emerging in a 3D superconductor
For the first time, DES scientists can combine measurements of the distribution of matter, galaxies,...
SSRL and LCLS scientists will help visiting research teams solve their experimental challenges, then...
Diagram of a complex molecule
The results have important implications for today’s TV and display screens and for future technologi...
Illustration of three quantum dot nanocrystals showing atomic-level changes when they are hit with laser light
It can help operators optimize the performance of X-ray lasers, electron microscopes, medical accele...
Virtual Diagnostics