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The facility, LCLS-II, will soon sharpen our view of how nature works on ultrasmall, ultrafast scales, impacting everything from quantum devices to clean energy.
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Researchers discover that a spot of molecular glue and a timely twist help a bacterial enzyme convert carbon dioxide into carbon compounds 20 times faster than plant enzymes do during photosynthesis. The results stand to accelerate progress toward converting carbon dioxide into a variety of products.
An illustration shows the pocket in an enzyme called ECR where the carbon fixing reaction takes place.
How quickly a battery electrode decays depends on properties of individual particles in the battery – at first. Later on, the network of particles matters more.
A group of particles, some highlighted in reds and oranges to show which have begun to break apart.
A physical chemist and a diverse group of his students are working on applications with nanoscopic diamonds.
Three side-by-side portraits.
The leaders of SLAC's Technology Innovation Directorate discuss how their group supports the la...
TID senior managers
It’s a significant step in understanding these whirling quasiparticles and putting them to work in f...
A beam of light hits a semiconductor material, ejecting an electron (blue) which goes on to partner with a hole (orange) to form a whirling compound particle, the exciton.
SLAC’s Matt Garrett and Susan Simpkins talk about tech transfer that brings innovations from the nat...
Tech Transfer
The lab hosted two regional competitions this year. Winners of the Science Bowl regionals go on to n...
Screenshot of winning high school team Lynbrook
A cellphone-sized device automatically adjusts a home's power use up or down to save the consum...
Aerial image of workers installing solar panels on a home