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September 12, 2014
News Feature
William Weis, PhD, chairman and professor of photon science at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Structural Biology in the Stanford School of Medicine.
September 11, 2014
News Feature
By observing how hydrogen is absorbed into individual palladium nanocubes, Stanford materials scientists have detailed a key step in storing energy and information in nanomaterials.
September 9, 2014
Press Release
Scientists have married two unconventional forms of carbon – one shaped like a soccer ball, the other a tiny diamond – to make a hybrid that could channel electron flow in molecular electronic devices.
September 4, 2014
News Feature
Lee comes from MIT, where his team recently discovered a fundamentally new type of magnetic behavior in a mineral called herbertsmithite.
SLAC and Stanford Professor Young S. Lee
August 21, 2014
Press Release
An experiment revealed a well-organized 3-D grid of quantum "tornadoes" inside microscopic droplets of supercooled liquid helium – the first time this formation has been seen at such a tiny scale.
August 18, 2014
News Feature
Ying Diao, a postdoctoral researcher who brought key innovations to a printing technique for flexible electronics and solar panels, will receive an award for her X-ray studies at SLAC.
Image - Ying Diao
July 29, 2014
News Feature
Photon science, a spin-off of particle physics, has returned to its roots for help developing better, faster detectors.
July 29, 2014
News Feature
Researchers have taken a big step toward accomplishing what battery designers have been trying to do for decades – design a pure lithium anode.
July 17, 2014
News Feature
Tucked in a small laboratory at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a team of scientists from the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) is making and testing new types of lithium-ion batteries. Their goal: create a battery five times better than the ones we use today.
Photo - scientist preparing a dime-sized prototype battery
July 9, 2014
Press Release
Using high-brilliance X-rays, researchers track the process that fuel cells use to produce electricity, knowledge that will help make large-scale

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