Research with SLAC’s X-ray laser simulates what happens when a meteor hits Earth’s crust. The results suggest that scientists studying impact sites have been overestimating the sizes of the meteors that made them.
Clothing made from a reversible fabric, developed in part by SIMES researchers, could warm or cool wearers and keep them comfortable, bringing down buildings’ energy costs.
A new way to observe this deformation as it happens can help study a wide range of phenomena, from meteor impacts to high-performance ceramics used in armor, as well as how to protect spacecraft from high-speed dust impacts.
Analysis of data from the BaBar experiment rules out theorized particle’s explanation for muon mystery.
The cryogenic plant responsible for keeping LCLS-II’s superconducting linear accelerator at just a few degrees above absolute zero recently received its first warm helium compressors.
In October, SLAC installed the first of LCLS-II’s cryogenic “feed caps” and “end caps.”
Remarkable cryo-EM images that reveal details down to the individual atom will yield new insights into why high-energy batteries fail.
The astrophysicist is recognized for her leadership, mentorship and innovative work in understanding how galaxies form.
The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors have announced their first observation of a binary neutron star coalescence.
Lithium ion batteries may remain tops for sheer performance, but when cost-per-storage is factored in, a design based on sodium ions offers promise; research was conducted in part at SSRL.