Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)

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April 23, 2018
News Feature
The foils, each made from a single chemical element, are used to calibrate X-ray equipment at SLAC’s SSRL synchrotron, and were donated by long-time user, Farrel Lytle.
Photo - thin metal foils
April 13, 2018
Press Release
SLAC and its collaborators are transforming the way new materials are discovered. In a new report, they combine artificial intelligence and accelerated experiments to discover potential alternatives to steel in a fraction of the time.
SLAC postdoctoral scholar Fang Ren at an SSRL beamline
March 26, 2018
News Feature
The professor at University of California, Davis, describes his innovative work at SLAC’s synchrotron to search for simple, selective catalysts.
Portrait of Bruce Gates
March 22, 2018
News Feature
With X-ray imaging at SLAC’s synchrotron, scientists uncovered a 6th century translation of a book by the Greek-Roman doctor Galen. The words had been scraped off the parchment manuscript and written over with hymns in the 11th century.
hands holding an old book page in front of synchrotron X-ray imaging equipment
February 22, 2018
News Feature
Streamlining their journey through the electrolyte could help lithium-ion batteries charge faster.
Illustration of molecular layers in battery electrolyte
February 13, 2018
News Feature
Bienenstock is the winner of the 2018 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize, given by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
January 30, 2018
News Feature
The goal of these X-ray studies is to find ways to improve manufacturing of specialized metal parts for the aerospace, aircraft, automotive and healthcare industries.
A metal 3-D printed sample
December 20, 2017
News Feature
The staff scientist at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource discusses his research and teaching, which includes training an international group of students to conduct geobiology experiments at the synchrotron from an island about 350 miles away.
Aerial view of the University of Southern California’s Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island.
December 12, 2017
Press Release
They created a comprehensive picture of how the same chemical processes that give these cathodes their high capacity are also linked to changes in atomic structure that sap performance.
Illustration of electrode structure for lithium ion battery
November 9, 2017
News Feature
Effort to improve the next generation of gravitational wave detectors includes atomic studies of new and better coatings for LIGO’s mirrors at SSRL.

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