Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences (SIMES)

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December 6, 2018
News Feature
The SIMES researcher was a rare theorist who concerned himself with the implications of his abstract ideas about new quantum states of matter on experiments and future technologies.
Shoucheng Zhang
November 1, 2018
News Feature
Revealed for the first time by a new X-ray laser technique, their surprisingly unruly response has profound implications for designing and controlling materials.
Illustration of laser light setting off vibrations in material
October 31, 2018
News Feature
Two studies led by SLAC and Stanford capture electron 'sound waves' and identify a positive feedback loop that may boost superconducting temperatures.
Illustration of study that reveals how coordinated motions of atoms boost superconductivity
September 17, 2018
Press Release
Experiments at SLAC and Berkeley Lab uproot long-held assumptions and will inform future battery design.
Lithium ion infographic
August 2, 2018
News Feature
A SLAC-Stanford study reveals exactly what it takes for diamond to crystallize around a “seed” cluster of atoms. The results apply to industrial processes and to what happens in clouds overhead.
Illustration of diamondoid and diamond crystals
July 30, 2018
News Feature
Former Stanford and UC-Berkeley physicist is honored for foundational research that peers into unconventional phenomena within exotic materials.
Photo: Ming Yi
July 25, 2018
News Feature
Tony Heinz and Z-X Shen will receive funding for research focused on catalysis and novel states of matter.
June 21, 2018
News Feature
Tais Gorkhover, Michael Kagan, Kazuhiro Terao and Joshua Turner will each receive $2.5 million for research that studies fundamental particles, nanoscale objects, quantum materials and machine learning.
Photos of SLAC's 2018 Early Career Award winners
May 2, 2018
News Feature
SIMES scientists have developed a manganese-hydrogen battery that could fill a missing piece in the nation’s energy puzzle by storing wind and solar energy for when it is needed, lessening the need to burn carbon-emitting fossil fuels.
March 20, 2018
News Feature
Understanding strontium titanate’s odd behavior will aid efforts to develop materials that conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency at higher temperatures.
Image of magnet floating above a superconducting material

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