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April 5, 2022
News Feature
The leaders of SLAC's Technology Innovation Directorate discuss how their group supports the lab's most innovative projects.
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March 9, 2022
News Feature
It’s a significant step in understanding these whirling quasiparticles and putting them to work in future semiconductor technologies.
A beam of light hits a semiconductor material, ejecting an electron (blue) which goes on to partner with a hole (orange) to form a whirling compound particle, the exciton.
January 27, 2022
News Feature
Less than a millionth of a billionth of a second long, attosecond X-ray pulses allow researchers to peer deep inside molecules and follow electrons as they zip around and ultimately initiate chemical reactions.
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January 26, 2022
News Feature
Symmetry
As we step into the quantum age, here are four things to know about quantum networks.
Illustration of tree roots and mushrooms
January 25, 2022
News Feature
Symmetry
A technique from the newest generation of quantum sensors is helping scientists to use the limitations of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle to their advantage.
Illustration of a squid
January 24, 2022
News Feature
Symmetry
Scientists are exploring a variety of ways to make quantum bits. We may not need to settle on a single one.
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October 22, 2021
News Feature
Topological insulators conduct electricity on their surfaces but not through their interiors. SLAC scientists discovered that high harmonic generation produces a unique signature from the topological surface.
A counterclockwise pattern of swirling arrows This pattern of arrows representing the combined spin and momentum of electrons in the surface layer of a topological insulator
October 15, 2021
News Feature
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Benjamin Lev, Srinivas Raghu and Monika Schleier-Smith were all recognized for their work on quantum physics.
Portraits of three Stanford and SLAC physicists who were named APS Fellows
October 13, 2021
News Feature
Spawned by the spins of electrons in magnetic materials, these tiny whirlpools behave like independent particles and could be the future of computing. Experiments with SLAC’s X-ray laser are revealing their secrets.
Illustration of skyrmions -- little whirlpools of magnetism formed by the spins of atoms.
July 15, 2021
Press Release
They discover a short-lived state that could lead to faster and more energy-efficient computing devices.
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