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March 24, 2020
News Feature
An LCLS imaging technique reveals how a mosquito-borne bacterium deploys a toxin to kill mosquito larvae. Scientists hope to harness it to fight disease.
A photograph of mosquito larvae.
March 18, 2020
News Feature
Hitting molecules with two photons of light at once set off unexpected processes that were captured in detail with SLAC’s X-ray laser. Scientists say this new approach should work for bigger and more complicated molecules, too, allowing new insights into molecular behavior.
Closeup image of molecular movie frames
March 5, 2020
News Feature
Researchers have squeezed a high-energy electron beam into tight bundles using terahertz radiation, a promising advance in watching the ultrafast world of atoms unfold.
Snively-Othman-UED
January 29, 2020
News Feature
Siqi Li develops connections with people and concepts while working on new technologies for accelerators.
Siqi Li headshot
January 9, 2020
News Feature
What they learned could lead to a better understanding of how ionizing radiation can damage material systems, including cells.
Radiolysis
December 2, 2019
Press Release
Called XLEAP, the new method will provide sharp views of electrons in chemical processes that take place in billionths of a billionth of a second and drive crucial aspects of life.
XLEAP
November 15, 2019
News Feature
A better understanding of ‘checkpoint proteins,’ which protect cancer cells against immune system strikes, could lead to the development of more effective drugs.
VISTA
October 21, 2019
News Feature
Chemist Ben Ofori-Okai investigates what happens to matter under extreme conditions at microscopic scales to better understand its behavior at massive scales, such as what happens in the Earth’s core.
Ben Ofori-Okai
October 7, 2019
News Feature
Molecular movie-making is both an art and a science; the results let us watch how nature works on the smallest scales.
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October 3, 2019
News Feature
The annual conference for scientists who conduct research at SLAC’s light sources engaged about 350 researchers in talks, workshops and discussions.
Users meeting

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