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June 17, 2016
News Feature
Yi Cui and colleagues have developed new ways to improve hydrogen production and rechargeable zinc batteries.
June 15, 2016
News Feature
A new device at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory allows researchers to explore the properties and dynamics of molecules with circularly polarized, or spiraling, light.
Electrons spiral through the Delta undulator.
May 11, 2016
News Feature
Precisely flawed nanodiamonds could produce next-generation tools for imaging and communications.
April 25, 2016
News Feature
Many technologies rely upon nanomaterials that can absorb or release atoms quickly and repeatedly. New work provides a first look inside these phase-changing nanoparticles.
April 20, 2016
News Feature
Laser light exposes the properties of materials used in batteries and electronics.
April 6, 2016
News Feature
Adding pressure could improve the performance of solar cells made of perovskites, a promising photovoltaic material.
January 28, 2016
Press Release
Wrapping silicon anode particles in custom-fit graphene cages could solve two major obstacles to using silicon in high-capacity lithium ion batteries.
Illustration of silicon particles with and without graphene cages
December 8, 2015
News Feature
SLAC and Stanford scientists discovered that a single layer of tiny diamonds increases an electron gun’s emission 13,000 fold. Potential applications include electron microscopes and semiconductor manufacturing.
Nick Melosh holds a model of a diamondoid
December 3, 2015
News Feature
The Precourt Institute for Energy and the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford have awarded 12 faculty seed grants totaling $2.1 million for groundbreaking research on clean energy, including three grants to SLAC-Stanford collaborations.
November 30, 2015
News Feature
SIMES scientists have discovered how to make the electrical wiring on top of solar cells nearly invisible to incoming light. The new design, which uses silicon nanopillars to hide the wires, could dramatically boost solar-cell efficiency.