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September 10, 2015
Press Release
Using a new technology for ultrafast science, researchers have for the first time observed extremely rapid atomic motions in a three-atom-thick layer of a promising material that could be used in next-generation solar cells, electronics and catalysts.
August 26, 2015
Press Release
A SLAC-led research team working at the lab’s FACET facility has demonstrated a new way of accelerating positrons that could help develop smaller, more economical future particle colliders.
August 7, 2015
News Feature
Scientists and engineers in South Korea will soon be using SLAC’s signature high-power radio-frequency amplifiers, called XL4 klystrons, to get the most out of their new X-ray laser.
July 23, 2015
News Feature
A researcher interviewed SLAC and Stanford administrators, scientists and Nobel laureates and sifted through archival materials to better understand the drivers for change in SLAC’s science mission.
Image - Olof Hallonsten
June 5, 2015
News Feature
How do accelerators survive in some of the most earthquake-prone regions on Earth?
June 3, 2015
News Feature
Data collection has officially begun at the Large Hadron Collider.
May 21, 2015
News Feature
The Large Hadron Collider broke its own record again in 13-trillion-electronvolt test collisions.
May 7, 2015
News Feature
A new agreement paves the way for joint projects between the United States and CERN.
May 5, 2015
News Feature
A commercial X-ray source with roots in SLAC research enables multi-mode computer tomography scans that outperform routine scans in hospitals. The technique could potentially find widespread use in medicine and other fields.
March 10, 2015
News Feature
Developed at SLAC’s LCLS, it could also yield new information from hard-to-study samples in materials science, chemistry and other fields.
Image - These charts show (a) the energy profile of two electron bunches that are separated by about 6 picoseconds, which are later stimulated to emit (b) two X-ray pulses separated by femtoseconds.