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April 23, 2019
News Feature
Scientists precisely control where single-atom catalysts sit on their support structures, and show how changing their position affects their reactivity.
April 22, 2019
News Feature
A new method could be used to look at chemical reactions that other techniques can’t catch, for instance in catalysis, photovoltaics, peptide and combustion research.
molecule
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 10, 2019
News Feature
In the decade since LCLS produced its first light, it has pushed boundaries in countless areas of discovery.
Undulator Hall
March 28, 2019
News Feature
Researchers will use SLAC’s X-ray light source to probe 150-million-year-old dinosaur fossils at the atomic level.
Jurassic Mile
February 21, 2019
News Feature
A better understanding of these systems will aid in developing next-generation energy technologies.
synchronized molecules
February 5, 2019
News Feature
New research offers the first complete picture of why a promising approach of stuffing more lithium into battery cathodes leads to their failure. A better understanding of this could be the key to smaller phone batteries and electric cars that drive farther between charges.
high capacity batteries
January 7, 2019
News Feature
Detailed observations of iridium atoms at work could help make catalysts that drive chemical reactions smaller, cheaper and more efficient.
Depiction of four techniques used to study a single-atom catalyst
December 3, 2018
News Feature
New research will help in the quest to design low-cost drugs that can tackle postpartum bleeding and other conditions without severe side effects.
Misoprostol and EP3 receptor
November 13, 2018
News Feature
Researchers mapped trace elements within Pleistocene fossils to learn about the life of a long-extinct subspecies of spotted hyena.
Spotted hyena

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