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May 24, 2019
News Feature
SLAC’s ‘electron camera’ films rapidly melting tungsten and reveals atomic-level material behavior that could impact the design of future reactors.
Tungsten melting
May 22, 2019
News Feature
The approach could advance our understanding of fundamental forces under extreme conditions with applications from astrophysics to fusion research.
QED extreme
April 16, 2019
News Feature
In SLAC’s accelerator control room, shift lead Ben Ripman and a team of operators fine-tune X-ray beams for science experiments around the clock.
Ben Ripman headshot
April 15, 2019
Press Release
First direct look at how atoms move when a ring-shaped molecule breaks apart could boost our understanding of fundamental processes of life.
Molecular Movie in HD Art
April 3, 2019
News Feature
SLAC researchers say their new method could make it easier to study interactions of ultrabright X-rays with matter
Pump-probe ghost imaging
February 22, 2019
News Feature
SLAC Director Chi-Chang Kao spoke to the Stanford University Faculty Senate at its Feb. 21 meeting.
Chi-Chang Kao at Stanford Faculty Senate meeting
January 23, 2019
News Feature
“The Worlds Within” and “Fabrication of the Accelerator Structure,” now available digitally in high fidelity, tell the story of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center’s inception and construction.
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January 7, 2019
News Feature
Ultrafast manipulation of material properties with light could stimulate the development of novel electronics, including quantum computers.
Topological Switch Lead Art
October 23, 2018
News Feature
An advisory committee is evaluating proposals for first experiments at SLAC’s future FACET-II accelerator facility.
FACET-II First Electrons
October 19, 2018
News Feature
Switches like this one, discovered with SLAC’s ultrafast ‘electron camera’, could offer a new, simple path to storing data in next-generation devices.
Single Pulse Material Switch

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