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September 28, 2016
Press Release
SLAC’s X-ray laser provides clues to engineering a new protein to kill mosquitos that carry dengue and Zika.
September 22, 2016
News Feature
Understanding how a material’s electrons interact with vibrations of its nuclear lattice could help design and control novel materials, from solar cells to high-temperature superconductors.
September 21, 2016
Press Release
Just as Schroedinger's Cat is both alive and dead, an atom or molecule can be in two different states at once. Now scientists have exploited this behavior to make X-ray movies of atomic motion with much more detail than ever before.
Illustration of a molecule splitting into two Schroedinger's Cat states
August 31, 2016
Press Release
Method creates new opportunities for studies of extremely fast processes in biology, chemistry and materials science.
June 15, 2016
News Feature
A new device at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory allows researchers to explore the properties and dynamics of molecules with circularly polarized, or spiraling, light.
Electrons spiral through the Delta undulator.
June 6, 2016
News Feature
A SLAC/Stanford study opens a new path to producing laser pulses that are just billionths of a billionth of a second long by inducing ‘high harmonic generation’ in a solid.
Stanford graduate student Georges Ndabashimiye in the PULSE Institute laser lab
May 23, 2016
News Feature
Taken at SLAC, microscopic footage of exploding liquids will give researchers more control over experiments at X-ray lasers.
May 5, 2016
Press Release
High-speed X-ray camera reveals ultrafast atomic motions at the root of organisms’ ability to turn light into biological function.
April 20, 2016
News Feature
Laser light exposes the properties of materials used in batteries and electronics.
April 5, 2016
News Feature
Method’s unprecedented combination of atomic resolution and extraordinary speed opens up new opportunities for ultrafast science.

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