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April 12, 2017
Press Release
Join us for five days of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21.
March 1, 2017
News Feature
A new paper describes a way to fabricate glasses that can correct X-ray focusing problems at synchrotrons and X-ray lasers.
February 27, 2017
News Feature
A research collaboration designed a new assembly-line system that rapidly replaces exposed samples and allows the team to study reactions in real-time.
November 21, 2016
Press Release
New X-ray methods have captured the highest resolution room-temperature images of photosystem II.
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

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