Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)

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May 3, 2017
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Scientists have developed a new molybdenum-coated catalyst that more efficiently generates hydrogen gas, which could lead to a sustainable clean fuel source in the future.
Graph of the photocatalytic water splitting performance
May 1, 2017
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A new study reveals that organic matter whose breakdown would yield only minimal energy for hungry microorganisms preferentially builds up in floodplains, illuminating a new mechanism of carbon sequestration.
April 26, 2017
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Paul Fuoss, the new head of experimental design at LCLS, aims to make experiments at light sources here and around the world more productive and user-friendly.
April 11, 2017
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TIMES applies the power of theory to the search for novel materials with remarkable properties that could revolutionize technology.
March 31, 2017
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Scientists at SLAC and Stanford have identified active carbon catalysts and developed an electrochemical cell designed to purify water in small villages.
March 10, 2017
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Paving the way for flexible electronics, engineers have developed a plastic electrode that stretches like rubber but carries electricity like wires.
February 23, 2017
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Detectors long used to look at the cosmos are now part of X-ray experiments here on Earth.
February 2, 2017
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The contaminant binds to organic matter in sediments, which increases persistence in groundwater.
January 18, 2017
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Kelly Gaffney is the director of SSRL, SLAC's synchrotron that produces extremely bright x-rays as a resource for researchers to study our world at the atomic and molecular level of energy production, environmental remediation, nanotechnology, new materials and medicine.
January 11, 2017
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Using an electric field, researchers drew magnetic designs in nonmagnetic material. These efforts could lead to new types of storage devices.