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January 21, 2021
News Feature
A promising lead halide perovskite is great at converting sunlight to electricity, but it breaks down at room temperature. Now scientists have discovered how to stabilize it with pressure from a diamond anvil cell.
Illustration of a lead halide material being squeezed in a diamond anvil cell
January 19, 2021
News Feature
G6PD deficiency affects about 400M people worldwide and can pose serious health risks. Uncovering the causes of the most severe cases could finally lead to treatments.
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
November 24, 2020
News Feature
Most new materials are discovered near the proverbial shore. Now, scientists deploy artificial intelligence and high-throughput experimental techniques to search previously uncharted waters to find revolutionary new materials.
A ship sails along a coastline, while a sea monster swims near an island where treasure can be found.
October 28, 2020
News Brief
Scientists at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource will study plastics and biologically-motivated processes that break them down in hopes of finding more efficient ways to “upcycle” them.
Clear plastic bottles
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
September 14, 2020
News Brief
This leap in capability will allow scientists to investigate quantum and chemical systems more directly than ever before.
SXU
September 11, 2020
News Feature
Researchers demonstrate a new ability to drive and track electronic motion, which is crucial to understanding the role of electrons in chemical processes and how quantum coherence evolves on the shortest timescales.
attoseconds
August 31, 2020
News Feature
Theory suggests that quantum critical points may be analogous to black holes as places where all sorts of strange phenomena can exist in a quantum material. Now scientists are trying to pin down where this particular quantum critical point might be.
Illustration of changes in charge stripes as a superconductor approaches a quantum critical point
August 20, 2020
News Feature
The ePix10k detector is ready to advance science at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser and at facilities around the world.
ePix10k

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