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April 12, 2017
Press Release
Join us for five days of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21.
April 11, 2017
News Feature
TIMES applies the power of theory to the search for novel materials with remarkable properties that could revolutionize technology.
March 10, 2017
News Feature
Paving the way for flexible electronics, engineers have developed a plastic electrode that stretches like rubber but carries electricity like wires.
January 11, 2017
News Feature
Using an electric field, researchers drew magnetic designs in nonmagnetic material. These efforts could lead to new types of storage devices.
January 4, 2017
News Feature
Computer simulations by SLAC physicists show how light pulses can create channels that conduct electricity with no resistance in some atomically thin semiconductors.
December 26, 2016
Press Release
Scientists at Stanford and SLAC use diamondoids – the smallest possible bits of diamond – to assemble atoms into the thinnest possible electrical wires.
Diamondoids on a lab bench and under microscope, with penny for scale
November 21, 2016
News Feature
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.
Yong Sing You and Shambhu Ghimire in the PULSE laser laboratory
September 29, 2016
News Feature
Award honors accomplishments in condensed matter physics and electrochemistry at SSRL.
Trevor Petach
September 22, 2016
News Feature
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.
September 15, 2016
News Feature
The goal of the DuraMat consortium is to make solar modules last longer, and thus drive down the cost of solar energy.
Image of solar panels