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July 27, 2020
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In a new perspective, SLAC and University of Paderborn scientists argue that research at synchrotrons could help improve water-purifying materials in ways that might not otherwise be possible.
Cracked, dry earth landscape
June 29, 2020
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Researchers have invented a way to slide atomically-thin layers of 2D materials over one another to store more data, in less space and using less energy.
Illustration of experimental technology that stores data by shifting atomically thin layers of metal
June 22, 2020
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A new lithium-based electrolyte invented by Stanford University scientists could pave the way for the next generation of battery-powered electric vehicles.
Photo of vials containing new electrolyte for lithium metal batteries
June 16, 2020
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It could offer insights into the evolution of planetary systems and guide scientists hoping to harness nuclear fusion as a new source of energy.
Scattered photons
May 18, 2020
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Learning how liquid silicates behave at these extreme temperatures and pressures has been a longstanding challenge in the geosciences.
liquid silicates
May 15, 2020
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The advance opens a path toward a new generation of logic and memory devices that could be 10,000 times faster than today's.
Fanciful illustration based on electron orbitals
May 8, 2020
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New machine learning methods bring insights into how lithium ion batteries degrade, and show it’s more complicated than many thought.
Particles in a nickel-manganese-cobalt cathode are highlighted using a new computer vision algorithm.
April 29, 2020
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The SLAC/Stanford scientists are among 120 new members of an organization that advises the nation on science and technology issues.
NAS 2020
April 2, 2020
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Turning a brittle oxide into a flexible membrane and stretching it on a tiny apparatus flipped it from a conducting to an insulating state and changed its magnetic properties. The technique can be used to study and design a broad range of materials for use in things like sensors and detectors.
Close up of strain pattern produced by stretching membrane
February 26, 2020
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With the right amount of pressure and surprisingly little heat, a substance found in fossil fuels can transform into pure diamond.
Scientist holding diamondoid molecule moldels

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