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High-speed X-ray free-electron lasers have unlocked the crystal structures of small molecules relevant to chemistry and materials science, proving a new method that could advance semiconductor and solar cell development.
New research questions ‘whiff of oxygen’ in Earth’s early history.
Blue and purple image showing cracks where arsenic and copper entered a shale sample.
DESI has already mapped out more galaxies than all previous 3D surveys combined, and it's just getting started.
Mayall Telescope Star Trails
Cryo-EM snapshots of the solid-electrolyte interphase, or SEI, reveal its natural swollen state and offer a new approach to lithium-metal battery design.
Electron microscope image of a sample grid with tiny holes holding thin films of battery electrolyte and tiny lithium metal wires
Islands of inactive lithium creep like worms to reconnect with their electrodes, restoring a battery...
Conceptual illustration shows an EKG-like pulse of energy flatlining as it enters a battery, then coming back to life as it exits
Recently developed methods now in use at SLAC’s X-ray synchrotron helped a team of chemists better u...
A diagram of a protein molecule with white spirals and multicolored webs indicating key parts of the molecule.
The ePix series of detectors is designed to keep pace with ever more demanding experiments at SLAC a...
Chris Kenney ePix
This month marks the 30-year anniversary of the first website in North America, launched at SLAC. In...
Group photo of SLAC WWW Wizards in an office
Through her work with this nationwide program, Curry plans to make high-power laser facilities more...
Chandra Breanne Curry