A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers had thought – and that the benefits of slow draining and charging may have been overestimated.
Three scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have received international prizes for their achievements in free-electron laser science.
Researchers have shown X-ray laser pulses can capture natural motion in a polymer that behaves in unusual ways when heated to a middle ground between its melting point and solid state.
Scientists have for the first time mapped the atomic structure of a protein within a living cell. The technique, which peered into cells with an X-ray laser, could allow scientists to explore some components of living cells as never before.
A postdoctoral researcher, whose work at SLAC's synchrotron was key in adapting an X-ray technique to probe chemical bonds in new ways, will receive an annual scientific award.
An experiment revealed a well-organized 3-D grid of quantum "tornadoes" inside microscopic droplets of supercooled liquid helium – the first time this formation has been seen at such a tiny scale.
Ying Diao, a postdoctoral researcher who brought key innovations to a printing technique for flexible electronics and solar panels, will receive an award for her X-ray studies at SLAC.
SLAC will play a key role in a DOE-funded research consortium that seeks out new materials for next-generation solar panels, low-energy lighting and other uses.
SLAC researchers have developed a laser-timing system that could lead to X-ray snapshots fast enough to reveal the triggers of chemical and material reactions.
Researchers at SLAC collaborate with small businesses to develop technology so it can benefit the world at large.