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March 24, 2020
News Feature
An LCLS imaging technique reveals how a mosquito-borne bacterium deploys a toxin to kill mosquito larvae. Scientists hope to harness it to fight disease.
A photograph of mosquito larvae.
March 18, 2020
News Feature
Hitting molecules with two photons of light at once set off unexpected processes that were captured in detail with SLAC’s X-ray laser. Scientists say this new approach should work for bigger and more complicated molecules, too, allowing new insights into molecular behavior.
Closeup image of molecular movie frames
January 8, 2020
News Feature
Just as engineers once compressed some of the power of room-sized mainframes into desktop PCs, so too have the researchers shown how to pack some of the punch delivered by today’s ginormous particle accelerators onto a tiny silicon chip.
ACHIP
December 13, 2019
News Brief
A new study uncovers how a critical protein binds to drugs used to treat asthma and other inflammatory diseases.
Anti-asthmatic drugs
December 2, 2019
Press Release
Called XLEAP, the new method will provide sharp views of electrons in chemical processes that take place in billionths of a billionth of a second and drive crucial aspects of life.
XLEAP
October 21, 2019
News Feature
Chemist Ben Ofori-Okai investigates what happens to matter under extreme conditions at microscopic scales to better understand its behavior at massive scales, such as what happens in the Earth’s core.
Ben Ofori-Okai
September 23, 2019
News Feature
A new study shows how soccer ball-shaped molecules burst more slowly than expected when blasted with an X-ray laser beam.
Buckyballs
September 20, 2019
News Feature
Early career award recognizes Mitrano’s work in ultrafast X-ray scattering.
Matteo Mitrano
August 1, 2019
News Feature
The SLAC scientists will each receive $2.5 million for their research on fusion energy and advanced radiofrequency technology.
Gleason-Gamzina-ECA2019
July 16, 2019
News Feature
The technique can be used to study molecular phenomena and the forming and breaking of chemical bonds.
vibrating molecules

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