Combining X-ray and electron data from two cutting-edge SLAC instruments, researchers make the first observation of the rapid atomic response of iron-platinum nanoparticles to light. The results could help develop ways to manipulate and control future magnetic data storage devices.
In experiments with the lab’s ultrafast "electron camera," laser light hitting a material is almost completely converted into nuclear vibrations, which are key to switching a material’s properties on and off for future electronics and other applications.
SLAC’s ultrafast “electron camera” reveals unusual atomic motions that could be crucial for the efficiency of next-generation perovskite solar cells.
Aaron Lindenberg, associate professor at Stanford and SLAC, talks about how he combines X-ray and electron techniques to understand and engineer novel materials.
Our ultrafast science factsheet gives an overview of the femtosecond world.
Physicist Phil Bucksbaum gives a brief introduction to Femtosecond Week at SLAC.
SLAC celebrates five days of ultrafast science.
Join us for five days of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21.
Method creates new opportunities for studies of extremely fast processes in biology, chemistry and materials science.
Method’s unprecedented combination of atomic resolution and extraordinary speed opens up new opportunities for ultrafast science.