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Scientists are deploying this state-of-the-art X-ray crystallography facility to study biological molecules related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a new perspective, SLAC and University of Paderborn scientists argue that research at synchrotrons could help improve water-purifying materials in ways that might not otherwise be possible.
Cracked, dry earth landscape
A pioneer in developing methods for cryogenic electron microscopy, he directs two joint facilities for cryo-EM research and development on the SLAC campus.
Photo of Professor Wah Chui with a cryo-electron micrcoscope
Marking the beginning of the LCLS-II era, the first phase of the major upgrade comes online.
new undulator hall
New research could offer insights into the formation of planets like Earth and inform the design of...
Iron impact header
A proposed device could expand the reach of X-ray lasers, opening new experimental avenues in biolog...
x-ray laser oscillator
Researchers have invented a way to slide atomically-thin layers of 2D materials over one another to...
Illustration of experimental technology that stores data by shifting atomically thin layers of metal
The prestigious awards provide at least $2.5 million over five years in support of their work in und...
SLAC staff scientists Amy Cordones-Hahn and Brendan O'Shea
They discovered the messy environment of a chemical reaction can actually change the shape of a cata...
Illustration of catalyst nanoparticle and car with exhaust emissions