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December 3, 2019
News Feature
It reveals an abrupt transition in cuprates where particles give up their individuality. The results flip a popular theory on its head.
Illustration of abrupt transition in normal state of a cuprate
November 21, 2019
News Brief
Computer simulations yield a much more accurate picture of these states of matter.
Illustration of a Monte Carlo simulation
September 26, 2019
News Feature
The Hubbard model, used to understand electron behavior in numerous quantum materials, now shows us its stripes, and superconductivity too, in simulations for cuprate superconductors.
Diagram of electrons moving to neighboring atoms in Hubbard model
August 28, 2019
Press Release
Made with ‘Jenga chemistry,’ the discovery could help crack the mystery of how high-temperature superconductors work.
Illustration of 'Jenga chemistry' step of making new superconductor
August 26, 2019
News Feature
The coating significantly extends the battery's life and reduces the problems that cause batteries to burst into flames.
Stanford PhD students David Mackanic, left, and Zhiao Yu with their battery tester
July 10, 2019
News Feature
Combined with the lab’s LCLS X-ray laser, it’ll provide unprecedented atomic views of some of nature’s speediest processes.
Alex Reid - UED
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 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
May 8, 2019
News Feature
A laser technique lets researchers see how potentially dangerous growths form in batteries.
Microscopic images of lithium metal buildup in batteries
March 13, 2019
News Feature
Researchers used a unique approach to learn more about what happens to silicon under intense pressure.
silicon waves

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