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May 20, 2020
News Feature
Understanding nature’s process could inform the next generation of artificial photosynthetic systems that produce clean and renewable energy from sunlight and water.
Photosystem II
May 8, 2020
News Brief
New machine learning methods bring insights into how lithium ion batteries degrade, and show it’s more complicated than many thought.
Particles in a nickel-manganese-cobalt cathode are highlighted using a new computer vision algorithm.
April 29, 2020
News Feature
It combines human knowledge and expertise with the speed and efficiency of “smart” computer algorithms.
Accelerator Control Room
April 16, 2020
News Feature
The lab is responding to the coronavirus crisis by imaging disease-related biomolecules, developing standards for reliable coronavirus testing and enabling other essential research.
SARS-CoV-2
February 21, 2020
News Brief
The 1950s and ‘60s poisoning event was long attributed to methylmercury, but studies at SLAC suggest a different compound was to blame. The findings could reshape toxicologists’ understanding of disease related to mercury poisoning.
Illustration of toxic waste being dumped from a pipe, a molecule, and a map showing the location of Minamata, Japan.
February 12, 2020
News Feature
A better understanding of this phenomenon, which is crucial to many processes that occur in biological systems and materials, could enable researchers to develop light-sensitive proteins for areas such as biological imaging and optogenetics.
photoexcitation
February 6, 2020
News Brief
Internal
These inexpensive photosensitizers could make solar power and chemical manufacturing more efficient. Experiments at SLAC offer insight into how they work.
Illustration of carbene reaction pathways
January 30, 2020
News Feature
In regions that lack the resources to treat the contaminated water, it can lead to disease, cancer, and even death.
Electrode tank
December 17, 2019
News Brief
A new understanding of the nucleation process could shed light on how the shells help microbes interact with their environments, and help people design self-assembling nanostructures for various tasks.
Illustration of tiles forming a microbial shell
December 16, 2019
News Brief
What they learned could lead to a better understanding of how antibiotics are broken down in the body, potentially leading to the development of more effective drugs.

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