Yi Cui and colleagues have developed new ways to improve hydrogen production and rechargeable zinc batteries.
Taken at SLAC, microscopic footage of exploding liquids will give researchers more control over experiments at X-ray lasers.
Precisely flawed nanodiamonds could produce next-generation tools for imaging and communications.
Many technologies rely upon nanomaterials that can absorb or release atoms quickly and repeatedly. New work provides a first look inside these phase-changing nanoparticles.
Laser light exposes the properties of materials used in batteries and electronics.
Adding pressure could improve the performance of solar cells made of perovskites, a promising photovoltaic material.
Scientists have used X-rays to observe exactly how silver electrical contacts form during manufacturing of solar modules.
Wrapping silicon anode particles in custom-fit graphene cages could solve two major obstacles to using silicon in high-capacity lithium ion batteries.
SLAC and Stanford scientists discovered that a single layer of tiny diamonds increases an electron gun’s emission 13,000 fold. Potential applications include electron microscopes and semiconductor manufacturing.
Researchers at SLAC have found a simple new way to study very delicate biological samples – like proteins at work in photosynthesis and components of protein-making machines called ribosomes – at the atomic scale using SLAC's X-ray laser.