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January 11, 2021
News Feature
The surprising results offer a way to boost the activity and stability of catalysts for making hydrogen fuel from water.
Illustration showing a book with layers of atoms on its pages
December 17, 2020
News Feature
The results, which show that ultrafast atomic motions are the first step in forming a magnetic state, could lead to faster and more efficient data storage devices.
Charge transfer
December 4, 2020
News Feature
The results of a new scientific study reveal how photosynthetic reaction centers adapt to make light-driven reactions more efficient.
photosynthesis header
November 25, 2020
News Feature
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Cui was honored for his work on materials chemistry for energy and the environment, and Wechsler for scientific contributions and leadership of large programs in cosmology.
Portraits of Yi Cui and Risa Wechsler
November 23, 2020
News Feature
A better understanding of how this happens could help researchers hone future electronic measurements and offer insights into how X-rays interact with matter on ultrafast time scales.
Image - Artist's rendering of two laser beams striking sample.
October 28, 2020
News Brief
Scientists at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource will study plastics and biologically-motivated processes that break them down in hopes of finding more efficient ways to “upcycle” them.
Clear plastic bottles
October 12, 2020
Press Release
FACET-II will pave the way for a future generation of particle colliders and powerful light sources, opening avenues in high-energy physics, medicine, and materials, biological and energy science.
FACET II
September 21, 2020
News Feature
Using SLAC’s synchrotron, Summers improves fundamental knowledge of the role of copper in the brain and investigates treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
Kelly Summer portrait
August 6, 2020
News Brief
The technique they used will offer insight into many different chemical reactions.
hydroxyl radical
June 23, 2020
News Feature
The prestigious awards provide at least $2.5 million over five years in support of their work in understanding photochemical reactions and improving accelerator beams.
SLAC staff scientists Amy Cordones-Hahn and Brendan O'Shea

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