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May 27, 2021
News Feature
Edward Hohenstein, Emma McBride and Caterina Vernieri study what happens to molecules hit by light, recreate extreme states of matter like those inside stars and planets, and search for new physics phenomena at the most fundamental level.
Early Career Awardees 2021
May 5, 2021
News Feature
With a new suite of tools, scientists discovered exactly how tiny plate-like catalyst particles carry out a key step in that conversion – the evolution of oxygen in an electrocatalytic cell – in unprecedented detail.
illustration of nanoscale catalyst particles in the form of flat, hexagonal plates evolving bubbles of oxygen
April 21, 2021
News Feature
Known as “pair-density waves,” it may be key to understanding how superconductivity can exist at relatively high temperatures.
Illustration depicting how two types of waves within superconducting materials intertwine to form a third type known as charge-density waves
April 14, 2021
News Feature
Exploring and manipulating the behavior of polar vortices in materials may lead to new technology for faster data transfer and storage.
polar vortices
April 14, 2021
News Brief
Two groups of researchers drew on SLAC tools to better understand how to target a key part of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Illustration of SARS-CoV-2, a round ball with spikes.
March 26, 2021
News Feature
SSRL and LCLS scientists will help visiting research teams solve their experimental challenges, then apply what they’ve learned to help others work more efficiently.
Diagram of a complex molecule
March 24, 2021
News Brief
It can help operators optimize the performance of X-ray lasers, electron microscopes, medical accelerators and other devices that depend on high-quality beams.
Virtual Diagnostics
March 11, 2021
News Feature
This new understanding could aid the development of more efficient clean energy sources.
electron transfer
February 23, 2021
News Feature
A better understanding of the failure process will help researchers design new materials that can better withstand intense events such as high-velocity impacts.
material failure

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