Matter in Extreme Conditions

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November 23, 2020
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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
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The initiative will give scientists more access to powerful lasers at universities and labs.
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August 5, 2020
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Researchers developed a way to measure the basic properties of matter at the highest pressures thus far achieved in a controlled laboratory experiment.
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July 2, 2020
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New research could offer insights into the formation of planets like Earth and inform the design of more resilient materials.
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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
June 5, 2020
In experiments at the National Ignition Facility, a SLAC-led team found new details about how supernovas boost charged particles to nearly the speed of light.
A computer simulation of the turbulent magnetic fields in two plasma shock waves, which were created in the lab to mimic astrophysical shocks.
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.
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May 6, 2020
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Siegfried Glenzer's team and collaborators from Tel Aviv University are working on a method that could make proton accelerators 100 times smaller without giving up any of their power.
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October 21, 2019
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Chemist Ben Ofori-Okai investigates what happens to matter under extreme conditions at microscopic scales to better understand its behavior at massive scales, such as what happens in the Earth’s core.
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August 1, 2019
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The SLAC scientists will each receive $2.5 million for their research on fusion energy and advanced radiofrequency technology.
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