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March 20, 2018
News Feature
Understanding strontium titanate’s odd behavior will aid efforts to develop materials that conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency at higher temperatures.
Image of magnet floating above a superconducting material
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 21, 2018
Press Release
Experiments with 'molecular anvils' mark an important advance for mechanochemistry, which has the potential to make chemistry greener and more precise.
Illustration of soft molecules attached to molecular anvils between diamond tips
January 9, 2018
News Feature
As members of the lab’s Computer Science Division, they develop the tools needed to handle ginormous data volumes produced by the next generation of scientific discovery machines.
SLAC Computer Science Team
November 27, 2017
News Feature
In experiments with the lab’s ultrafast "electron camera," laser light hitting a material is almost completely converted into nuclear vibrations, which are key to switching a material’s properties on and off for future electronics and other applications.
UED Molybdenum Diselenide
October 16, 2017
News Feature
About 400 people attended the annual conference and workshops for scientists who conduct experiments at SLAC’s light sources.
Birds-eye view of the poster session
August 9, 2017
News Feature
Following the 2017 American Physical Society (APS) general election, Philip Bucksbaum will be vice president of APS in 2018 – an election that places him in the presidential line. He will become president-elect in 2019 and president in 2020.
photo of Philip Bucksbaum
July 11, 2017
News Feature
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.
View of the The X-ray Pump Probe instrument at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source.
July 6, 2017
Press Release
Extraordinarily precise measurements -- within millionths of a billionth of a second and a billionth of a hair's breadth -- show this ‘electron-phonon coupling’ can be far stronger than predicted, and could potentially play a role in unconventional superconductivity.
Illustration of a laser beam triggering atomic vibrations in iron selenide
June 19, 2017
News Feature
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.

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