Tripling the energy and refining the shape of optical laser pulses at LCLS’s Matter in Extreme Conditions instrument allows researchers to recreate higher-pressure conditions and explore unsolved questions relevant to fusion energy, plasma physics and materials science.
The research team was able to watch energy from light flow through atomic ripples in a molecule. Such insights may provide new ways to develop a class of materials that improve efficiency and reduce the size of applications like solar cells and memory storage devices.
A recent discovery by scientists from the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis could lead to a new, more sustainable way to make ethanol without corn or other crops.
Scientists have developed a new molybdenum-coated catalyst that more efficiently generates hydrogen gas, which could lead to a sustainable clean fuel source in the future.
Mike Dunne answers questions about ultrafast science.
Researchers at SLAC are already looking at the largely unexplored realm of attosecond science.
Our ultrafast science factsheet gives an overview of the femtosecond world.
PULSE scientist Amy Cordones-Hahn describes her work on chemical reactions that turn sunlight into useable energy.
Sila Kiliccote, Jodi Verleger and Lydia Young demonstrate what it means to live SLAC’s values.
Researchers, including from SIMES, say extracting uranium from seawater could help nuclear power play a larger role in a carbon-free energy future.