The technique can be used to study molecular phenomena and the forming and breaking of chemical bonds.
Experiments at SLAC’s X-ray laser reveal in atomic detail how two distinct liquid phases in these materials enable fast switching between glassy and crystalline states that represent 0s and 1s in memory devices.
What they learned could help manufacturers design more reliable and longer-lasting batteries for smartphones and cars.
For mechanical engineer Sarah Edwards, SSRL is the ultimate classic car.
Scientists precisely control where single-atom catalysts sit on their support structures, and show how changing their position affects their reactivity.
A new method could be used to look at chemical reactions that other techniques can’t catch, for instance in catalysis, photovoltaics, peptide and combustion research.
In the decade since LCLS produced its first light, it has pushed boundaries in countless areas of discovery.
SLAC researchers say their new method could make it easier to study interactions of ultrabright X-rays with matter.
X-ray laser snapshots give scientists a new tool for probing trillionths-of-a-second atomic motions in 2-D materials
Using an X-ray laser, researchers watched atoms rotate on the surface of a material that was demagnetized in millionths of a billionth of a second.