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December 8, 2021
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Through her work with this nationwide program, Curry plans to make high-power laser facilities more accessible to researchers.
Chandra Breanne Curry
November 16, 2021
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A better understanding of this process could inform the next generation of artificial photosynthetic systems that produce clean and renewable energy.
water droplets on plant
October 22, 2021
News Feature
Topological insulators conduct electricity on their surfaces but not through their interiors. SLAC scientists discovered that high harmonic generation produces a unique signature from the topological surface.
A counterclockwise pattern of swirling arrows This pattern of arrows representing the combined spin and momentum of electrons in the surface layer of a topological insulator
October 7, 2021
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High-power lasers will work in concert with the lab’s X-ray laser to dramatically improve our understanding of matter in extreme conditions.
diamond rain
September 30, 2021
News Feature
This is the first direct observation of a hydroxyl-hydronium complex – important for a wide range of chemical and biological processes from the tails of comets to cancer treatment.
ued ionized water
March 25, 2021
News Feature
The results have important implications for today’s TV and display screens and for future technologies where light takes the place of electrons and fluids.
Illustration of three quantum dot nanocrystals showing atomic-level changes when they are hit with laser light
March 11, 2021
News Feature
This new understanding could aid the development of more efficient clean energy sources.
electron transfer
February 4, 2021
News Feature
Scientists get dramatically better resolution at X-ray free-electron lasers with a new technique.
timingjitter
February 2, 2021
News Feature
Just as pressing a guitar string produces a higher pitch, sending laser light through a material can shift it to higher energies and higher frequencies. Now scientists have discovered how to use this phenomenon to explore quantum materials in a new and much more detailed way.
Illustration of high harmonic generation in a topological insulator using circularly polarized laser light
January 4, 2021
News Feature
These fleeting disruptions, seen for the first time in lead hybrid perovskites, may help explain why these materials are exceptionally good at turning sunlight into electrical current in solar cells.
An illustration shows polarons as bubbles of distortion in a perovskite lattice

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