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January 4, 2021
News Feature
These fleeting disruptions, seen for the first time in lead hybrid perovskites, may help explain why these materials are exceptionally good at turning sunlight into electrical current in solar cells.
An illustration shows polarons as bubbles of distortion in a perovskite lattice
December 17, 2020
News Feature
The results, which show that ultrafast atomic motions are the first step in forming a magnetic state, could lead to faster and more efficient data storage devices.
Charge transfer
December 4, 2020
News Feature
The results of a new scientific study reveal how photosynthetic reaction centers adapt to make light-driven reactions more efficient.
photosynthesis header
November 23, 2020
News Feature
A better understanding of how this happens could help researchers hone future electronic measurements and offer insights into how X-rays interact with matter on ultrafast time scales.
Image - Artist's rendering of two laser beams striking sample.
October 28, 2020
News Feature
The initiative will give scientists more access to powerful lasers at universities and labs.
LaserNetUS
October 20, 2020
News Feature
The early-career award honors a promising leader in X-ray free-electron laser research.
elisa
October 16, 2020
News Feature
The annual conference for scientists who conduct research at SLAC’s light sources engaged more than 1,700 researchers in talks, workshops and discussions.
2020 SSRL/LCLS Users' Meeting
October 12, 2020
Press Release
FACET-II will pave the way for a future generation of particle colliders and powerful light sources, opening avenues in high-energy physics, medicine, and materials, biological and energy science.
FACET II
October 5, 2020
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Cryan is an investigator with the Stanford PULSE Institute at SLAC, while Marsden is an associate professor of pediatrics and of bioengineering at Stanford.
Portrait of James Cryan and Alison Marsden
September 24, 2020
News Brief
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recognizes his contributions to developing electron beams that power unique ‘electron cameras’ and could advance X-ray lasers.
Xijie Wang

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