Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)
What they learned could help manufacturers design more reliable and longer-lasting batteries for smartphones and cars.
For mechanical engineer Sarah Edwards, SSRL is the ultimate classic car.
X-rays reveal an extinct mouse was dressed in brown to reddish fur on its back and sides and had a tiny white tummy.
Scientists precisely control where single-atom catalysts sit on their support structures, and show how changing their position affects their reactivity.
In SLAC’s accelerator control room, shift lead Ben Ripman and a team of operators fine-tune X-ray beams for science experiments around the clock.
Researchers will use SLAC’s X-ray light source to probe 150 million-year-old dinosaur fossils at the atomic level.
Combination of research methods reveals causes of capacity fading, giving scientists better insight to design advanced batteries for electric vehicles
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 phenomenon could be the key to smaller phone batteries and electric cars that drive farther between charges.
Detailed observations of iridium atoms at work could help make catalysts that drive chemical reactions smaller, cheaper and more efficient
Researchers mapped trace elements within Pleistocene fossils to learn about the life of a long-extinct subspecies of spotted hyena.