Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)
Scientists are using plasma to create electronic sensors that will track the health of astronauts.
The goal: Develop high-tech coatings that make the detector’s mirrors less “noisy”.
The results are an important step in designing these solid-state devices for computer memories that would operate much faster, last longer and use less energy than today’s flash memory.
The lab’s signature particle highway prepares to enter another era of transformative science as the home of the LCLS-II X-ray laser.
The Macromolecular Structure Knowledge Center can help researchers who lack equipment for testing hundreds of different crystallization conditions or expertise in working with challenging molecules.
Laser light exposes the properties of materials used in batteries and electronics.
New insights into how bacteria interact with host cells could help fight off harmful microbes.
Scientists have used X-rays to observe exactly how silver electrical contacts form during manufacturing of solar modules.
Scientists have determined in atomic detail how a potential drug molecule fits into and blocks a channel in cell membranes that Ebola and related “filoviruses” need to infect victims’ cells.
Contributions to LIGO have come from many Stanford teams, including SLAC, Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics and the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences.