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July 26, 2019
News Feature
This early-career scientist has undertaken challenging projects with significant implications for lithium-ion batteries.
Hans-Georg Steinrück
July 18, 2019
News Feature
Maria Elena Monzani prepares an international team to search for clues to one of the biggest scientific mysteries.
Maria Elena Monzani at the LZ test facility
July 16, 2019
News Feature
The technique can be used to study molecular phenomena and the forming and breaking of chemical bonds.
vibrating molecules
June 26, 2019
Press Release
A new twist on cryo-EM imaging reveals what’s going on inside MOFs, highly porous nanoparticles with big potential for storing fuel, separating gases and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Images of cryo-EM equipment, CO2 molecule in cage
June 21, 2019
News Feature
A close-up look at how microbes build their crystalline shells has implications for understanding how cell structures form, preventing disease and developing nanotechnology.
Image of microbe showing areas where its crystalline shell is growing
June 14, 2019
News Feature
Experiments at SLAC’s X-ray laser reveal in atomic detail how two distinct liquid phases in these materials enable fast switching between glassy and crystalline states that represent 0s and 1s in memory devices.
Diagram of material switching between glassy and crystalline states
June 3, 2019
News Feature
What they learned could help manufacturers design more reliable and longer-lasting batteries for smartphones and cars.
battery electrode damage
May 29, 2019
News Feature
For mechanical engineer Sarah Edwards, SSRL is the ultimate classic car.
photo of Sarah Edwards
May 21, 2019
Press Release
X-rays reveal an extinct mouse was dressed in brown to reddish fur on its back and sides and had a tiny white tummy.
mighty mouse false color
May 16, 2019
News Feature
Researchers produced an underwater sound with an intensity that eclipses that of a rocket launch while investigating what happens when they blast tiny jets of water with X-ray laser pulses.
Underwater sound

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