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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
March 11, 2019
News Feature
X-ray laser snapshots give scientists a new tool for probing trillionths-of-a-second atomic motions in 2-D materials
Experimental station at SLAC's LCLS X-ray laser where the study was done
February 8, 2019
News Feature
Watching electrons sprint between atomically thin layers of material will shed light on the fundamental workings of semiconductors, solar cells and other key technologies.
Illustration of electrons giving off electromagnetic waves as they travel between two materials
February 5, 2019
News Feature
New research offers the first complete picture of why a promising approach of stuffing more lithium into battery cathodes leads to their failure. A better understanding of this could be the key to smaller phone batteries and electric cars that drive farther between charges.
high capacity batteries
January 7, 2019
News Feature
Ultrafast manipulation of material properties with light could stimulate the development of novel electronics, including quantum computers.
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