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October 30, 2018
News Feature
The initiative will give scientists more access to powerful lasers at universities and labs.
MEC LaserNet
October 19, 2018
News Feature
Switches like this one, discovered with SLAC’s ultrafast ‘electron camera’, could offer a new, simple path to storing data in next-generation devices.
Single Pulse Material Switch
October 2, 2018
News Feature
In a first, researchers measure extremely small and fast changes that occur in plasma when it’s zapped with a laser. Their technique will have applications in astrophysics, medicine and fusion energy.
LCLS Plasma Expansion
October 1, 2018
News Feature
The annual conference for scientists who conduct research at SLAC’s light sources engaged about 470 researchers in talks, workshops and discussions.
Users' Conference 2018
September 13, 2018
News Feature
The early-career award honors a promising leader in X-ray free-electron laser research.
SLAC's Tais Gorkhover
August 23, 2018
News Feature
A team of electrical designers develops specialized microchips for a broad range of scientific applications, including X-ray science and particle physics.
Electronics artists
July 25, 2018
News Feature
Tony Heinz and Z-X Shen will receive funding for research focused on catalysis and novel states of matter.
July 5, 2018
Press Release
To break, or not to break: An unprecedented atomic movie captures the moment when molecules decide how to respond to light.
UED Bond Breaking
June 28, 2018
Press Release
SLAC’s high-speed ‘electron camera’ shows for the first time the coexistence of solid and liquid in laser-heated gold, providing new clues for designing materials that can withstand extreme conditions.
UED Gold Melting
June 21, 2018
News Feature
Tais Gorkhover, Michael Kagan, Kazuhiro Terao and Joshua Turner will each receive $2.5 million for research that studies fundamental particles, nanoscale objects, quantum materials and machine learning.
Photos of SLAC's 2018 Early Career Award winners

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