TIMES applies the power of theory to the search for novel materials with remarkable properties that could revolutionize technology.
Paving the way for flexible electronics, engineers have developed a plastic electrode that stretches like rubber but carries electricity like wires.
Using an electric field, researchers drew magnetic designs in nonmagnetic material. These efforts could lead to new types of storage devices.
Computer simulations by SLAC physicists show how light pulses can create channels that conduct electricity with no resistance in some atomically thin semiconductors.
Scientists at Stanford and SLAC use diamondoids – the smallest possible bits of diamond – to assemble atoms into the thinnest possible electrical wires.
SLAC experiments demonstrate a new way to access valence electrons, which are important in forming chemical bonds and determine many of a material’s properties.
Award honors accomplishments in condensed matter physics and electrochemistry at SSRL.
Understanding how a material’s electrons interact with vibrations of its nuclear lattice could help design and control novel materials, from solar cells to high-temperature superconductors.
The goal of the DuraMat consortium is to make solar modules last longer, and thus drive down the cost of solar energy.
Researchers have engineered a low-cost plastic material that could become the basis for clothing that cools the wearer, reducing the need for energy-consuming air conditioning.