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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
November 14, 2017
News Feature
Clothing made from a reversible fabric, developed in part by SIMES researchers, could warm or cool wearers and keep them comfortable, bringing down buildings’ energy costs.
November 9, 2017
News Feature
Effort to improve the next generation of gravitational wave detectors includes atomic studies of new and better coatings for LIGO’s mirrors at SSRL.
October 26, 2017
Press Release
Remarkable cryo-EM images that reveal details down to the individual atom will yield new insights into why high-energy batteries fail.
October 24, 2017
News Feature
He is recognized for his numerous contributions to the advancement of accelerator physics, community service and education.
Alexander Chao
September 28, 2017
News Feature
This novel method could shrink the equipment needed to make laser pulses billionths of a billionth of a second long for studying ultra-speedy electron movements in solids, chemical reactions and future electronics.
September 26, 2017
News Feature
The early career award from SLAC’s X-ray laser recognizes Kjaer’s work in ultrafast X-ray science.
photo of Kasper Kjaer in Panofsky Auditorium
September 11, 2017
News Feature
Kumar’s work, carried out in part at SSRL, explains how memristors work – a new class of electronic devices with applications in next-generation information storage and computing.
photo of Suhas Kumar at SSRL
August 15, 2017
News Feature
Tripling the energy and refining the shape of optical laser pulses at LCLS’s Matter in Extreme Conditions instrument allows researchers to recreate higher-pressure conditions and explore unsolved questions relevant to fusion energy, plasma physics and materials science.
Laser engineers with the upgraded Matter in Extreme Conditions optical laser
July 31, 2017
Press Release
A serendipitous discovery lets researchers spy on this self-assembly process for the first time with SLAC’s X-ray synchrotron. What they learn will help them fine-tune precision materials for electronics, catalysis and more.
Illustration of nanocrystals forming into superlattices at SLAC's SSRL

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