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October 15, 2020
Press Release
Adding polymers and fireproofing to a battery’s current collectors makes it lighter, safer and about 20% more efficient.
Conceptual illustration of advantages of redesigned current collector
October 7, 2020
News Feature
No human cell can function without these tiny machines, which cause disease when they go haywire and offer potential targets for therapeutic drugs.
Illustration of molecular Ferris wheel moving protons
September 30, 2020
News Feature
Daniel Ratner, head of SLAC’s machine learning initiative, explains the lab’s unique opportunities to advance scientific discovery through machine learning.
Daniel Ratner
September 10, 2020
News Feature
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For decades Z-X Shen has ridden a wave of curiosity about the strange behavior of electrons that can levitate magnets.
Portrait of Stanford and SLAC Professor Z-X Shen
September 8, 2020
News Feature
The results show how a particle’s surface and interior influence each other, an important thing to know when developing more robust batteries.
Closeup of an illustration showing how battery cathode material degrades
August 31, 2020
News Feature
Theory suggests that quantum critical points may be analogous to black holes as places where all sorts of strange phenomena can exist in a quantum material. Now scientists are trying to pin down where this particular quantum critical point might be.
Illustration of changes in charge stripes as a superconductor approaches a quantum critical point
August 26, 2020
News Feature
Q-NEXT will tackle next-generation quantum science challenges through a public-private partnership, ensuring U.S. leadership in an economically crucial arena.
QIS
August 13, 2020
Press Release
The technology could save the lives of COVID-19 patients when more advanced ventilators are too expensive or not available.
Ventilator Prototype
July 22, 2020
News Feature
A pioneer in developing methods for cryogenic electron microscopy, he directs two joint facilities for cryo-EM research and development on the SLAC campus.
Photo of Professor Wah Chui with a cryo-electron micrcoscope
June 29, 2020
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Researchers have invented a way to slide atomically-thin layers of 2D materials over one another to store more data, in less space and using less energy.
Illustration of experimental technology that stores data by shifting atomically thin layers of metal

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