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May 10, 2022
Press Release
The facility, LCLS-II, will soon sharpen our view of how nature works on ultrasmall, ultrafast scales, impacting everything from quantum devices to clean energy.
LCLS-II cooldown
April 28, 2022
News Feature
How quickly a battery electrode decays depends on properties of individual particles in the battery – at first. Later on, the network of particles matters more.
A group of particles, some highlighted in reds and oranges to show which have begun to break apart.
April 8, 2022
News Feature
A physical chemist and a diverse group of his students are working on applications with nanoscopic diamonds.
Three side-by-side portraits.
April 5, 2022
News Feature
The leaders of SLAC's Technology Innovation Directorate discuss how their group supports the lab's most innovative projects.
TID senior managers
March 7, 2022
News Feature
SLAC’s Matt Garrett and Susan Simpkins talk about tech transfer that brings innovations from the national lab to the people, including advances for medical devices and self-driving vehicles.
Tech Transfer
February 16, 2022
News Feature
Researchers mimicked these extreme impacts in the lab and discovered new details about how they transform minerals in Earth’s crust.
meteor
February 14, 2022
News Feature
X-ray laser experiments show that intense light distorts the structure of a thermoelectric material in a unique way, opening a new avenue for controlling the properties of materials.
Illustration shows two ball-and-stick molecules in pink and red separated by a blurred streak representing how the first structure is slightly deformed into the second.
February 9, 2022
News Feature
Scientists discover that triggering superconductivity with a flash of light involves the same fundamental physics that are at work in the more stable states needed for devices, opening a new path toward producing room-temperature superconductivity.
January 27, 2022
News Feature
Less than a millionth of a billionth of a second long, attosecond X-ray pulses allow researchers to peer deep inside molecules and follow electrons as they zip around and ultimately initiate chemical reactions.
attosecond_coherent_electron_motions
January 26, 2022
News Feature
The results cap 15 years of detective work aimed at understanding how these materials transition into a superconducting state where they can conduct electricity with no loss.
Conceptual illlustration showing a beam of light entering from the right and hitting a material, ejecting a sphere representing an electron

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