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January 19, 2021
News Feature
Knowledge of physics and a love of challenges fuel May Ling Ng’s quest for nanometer perfection in the smooth surfaces of mirrors used at SLAC’s X-ray laser.
A woman stands in a long hallway with scientific equipment
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
December 17, 2020
News Feature
The results, which show that ultrafast atomic motions are the first step in forming a magnetic state, could lead to faster and more efficient data storage devices.
Charge transfer
December 14, 2020
News Feature
The lab’s X-ray laser recently joined other facilities in making remote science possible from any corner of the world, a trend that will likely continue into the future.
Remote experiments in the control room at LCLS
December 4, 2020
News Feature
The results of a new scientific study reveal how photosynthetic reaction centers adapt to make light-driven reactions more efficient.
photosynthesis header
November 23, 2020
News Feature
A better understanding of how this happens could help researchers hone future electronic measurements and offer insights into how X-rays interact with matter on ultrafast time scales.
Image - Artist's rendering of two laser beams striking sample.
October 28, 2020
News Feature
The initiative will give scientists more access to powerful lasers at universities and labs.
LaserNetUS
October 21, 2020
News Feature
At the Machine Shop, Pete Franco crafts beautiful, intricate and precise parts for the lab’s latest scientific tools.
Pete Franco at the SLAC Machine Shop
October 20, 2020
News Feature
The early-career award honors a promising leader in X-ray free-electron laser research.
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October 16, 2020
News Feature
The annual conference for scientists who conduct research at SLAC’s light sources engaged more than 1,700 researchers in talks, workshops and discussions.
2020 SSRL/LCLS Users' Meeting

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