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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
November 7, 2018
Press Release
In a major step forward, SLAC’s X-ray laser captures all four stable states of the process that produces the oxygen we breathe, as well as fleeting steps in between. The work opens doors to understanding the past and creating a greener future.
Atomic movie
November 6, 2018
News Feature
A new study is a step forward in understanding why perovskite materials work so well in energy devices and potentially leads the way toward a theorized “hot” technology that would significantly improve the efficiency of today’s solar cells.
Neutron scattering
September 24, 2018
News Feature
Representatives from industry, national laboratories and the investment sector explored partnerships in energy storage innovation.
Photo: Paul Dabbar at the XLab Summit at SLAC
July 2, 2018
News Feature
By observing changes in materials as they’re being synthesized, scientists hope to learn how they form and come up with recipes for making the materials they need for next-gen energy technologies.
Polymorph formation
May 2, 2018
News Feature
SIMES scientists have developed a manganese-hydrogen battery that could fill a missing piece in the nation’s energy puzzle by storing wind and solar energy for when it is needed, lessening the need to burn carbon-emitting fossil fuels.
March 19, 2018
News Feature
Research conducted at the atomic scale could help explain how electric currents move efficiently through hybrid perovskites, promising materials for solar cells.
Illustration of what happens when simulated sunlight hits perovskite
February 22, 2018
News Feature
Streamlining their journey through the electrolyte could help lithium-ion batteries charge faster.
Illustration of molecular layers in battery electrolyte
December 12, 2017
Press Release
They created a comprehensive picture of how the same chemical processes that give these cathodes their high capacity are also linked to changes in atomic structure that sap performance.
Illustration of electrode structure for lithium ion battery
October 26, 2017
Press Release
Remarkable cryo-EM images that reveal details down to the individual atom will yield new insights into why high-energy batteries fail.

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