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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
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
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
July 5, 2018
Press Release
To break, or not to break: An unprecedented atomic movie captures the moment when molecules decide how to respond to light.
UED Bond Breaking
June 28, 2018
Press Release
SLAC’s high-speed ‘electron camera’ shows for the first time the coexistence of solid and liquid in laser-heated gold, providing new clues for designing materials that can withstand extreme conditions.
UED Gold Melting
June 13, 2018
News Feature
Tiny pores in the shells of archaea microbes attract ammonium ions that are their sole source of energy, allowing them to thrive where this food is so scarce that scientists can’t even detect it.
Artist's depiction of a tiny pore in an archaea's crystalline shell
May 15, 2018
News Feature
The National Institutes of Health center on the SLAC campus will make this revolutionary technology available to scientists nationwide and teach them how to use it to study 3D structures of biological machines and molecules.
Cryo-EM image of a proton pump involved in maintaining bone
May 2, 2018
News Feature
A team including SLAC researchers has measured the intricate interactions between atomic nuclei and electrons that are key to understanding intriguing materials properties, such as high-temperature superconductivity.
UED Setup
April 9, 2018
News Feature
The new technology could allow next-generation instruments to explore the atomic world in ever more detail.
Beam from SRF gun

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