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November 16, 2017
News Feature
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.
November 14, 2017
News Feature
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.
October 26, 2017
Press Release
Remarkable cryo-EM images that reveal details down to the individual atom will yield new insights into why high-energy batteries fail.
July 26, 2017
Press Release
SLAC’s ultrafast “electron camera” reveals unusual atomic motions that could be crucial for the efficiency of next-generation perovskite solar cells.
UED Perovskites
July 20, 2017
News Feature
A team including SIMES principal investigator Shoucheng Zhang says it has found the first firm evidence of such a Majorana fermion.
July 12, 2017
News Feature
A flash of green laser followed by pulses of X-rays, and mere nanoseconds later an extraterrestrial form of ice has formed.
July 6, 2017
Press Release
Extraordinarily precise measurements -- within millionths of a billionth of a second and a billionth of a hair's breadth -- show this ‘electron-phonon coupling’ can be far stronger than predicted, and could potentially play a role in unconventional superconductivity.
Illustration of a laser beam triggering atomic vibrations in iron selenide
June 27, 2017
News Feature
The award recognizes the Stanford/SLAC professor’s pioneering work in the fields of energy and nanomaterials science.
Photo - Yi Cui SLAC/Stanford professor
June 14, 2017
News Feature
Propagating “charge density wave” fluctuations are seen in superconducting copper oxides for the first time.
Illustration of electronic behavior in copper oxide materials
May 18, 2017
News Feature
A tiny amount of squeezing or stretching can produce a big boost in catalytic performance, according to a new study led by scientists at Stanford and SLAC.

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