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September 21, 2016
Press Release
Just as Schroedinger's Cat is both alive and dead, an atom or molecule can be in two different states at once. Now scientists have exploited this behavior to make X-ray movies of atomic motion with much more detail than ever before.
Illustration of a molecule splitting into two Schroedinger's Cat states
September 20, 2016
News Feature
The fellowship will support their research into developing new methods of imaging tiny particles and understanding the properties of the Higgs boson.
September 20, 2016
News Feature
A team led by chemists at Stanford University and SLAC has unraveled a longstanding mystery that brings them one step closer to a cleaner, more energy-efficient way to make methanol, an important industrial chemical used in products such as paints, plastics and glues.
September 15, 2016
News Feature
The goal of the DuraMat consortium is to make solar modules last longer, and thus drive down the cost of solar energy.
Image of solar panels
August 29, 2016
News Feature
A ‘nonlinear’ phenomenon that seemingly turns materials transparent is seen for the first time in X-rays at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source.
Illustration of an LCLS experiment in which a sample seemed to disapper
July 29, 2016
News Feature
The White House announced $50 million in funding for ‘Battery500’, a five year effort, as part of a package of initiatives to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S.
July 20, 2016
News Feature
Now the startup, Lumeras LLC, has a viable commercial product, and scientists have a new tool for studying the behavior of complex materials.
Lumeras founder Andrew Merriam, left, and SLAC/Stanford Professor Zhi-Xun Shen with a tabletop laser the company developed
June 17, 2016
News Feature
Yi Cui and colleagues have developed new ways to improve hydrogen production and rechargeable zinc batteries.
May 23, 2016
News Feature
Taken at SLAC, microscopic footage of exploding liquids will give researchers more control over experiments at X-ray lasers.
April 25, 2016
News Feature
Many technologies rely upon nanomaterials that can absorb or release atoms quickly and repeatedly. New work provides a first look inside these phase-changing nanoparticles.

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