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June 18, 2019
News Feature
Physicist Tor Raubenheimer explores the world by climbing rocks and designing particle accelerators.
Photo: Tor Raubenheimer, accelerator physicist
June 14, 2019
News Feature
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.
Diagram of material switching between glassy and crystalline states
June 3, 2019
News Feature
What they learned could help manufacturers design more reliable and longer-lasting batteries for smartphones and cars.
battery electrode damage
May 30, 2019
News Feature
Its electron beams will drive the generation of up to a million ultrabright X-ray flashes per second.
LCLS-II first electron beam
May 29, 2019
News Feature
For mechanical engineer Sarah Edwards, SSRL is the ultimate classic car.
photo of Sarah Edwards
May 24, 2019
News Feature
SLAC’s ‘electron camera’ films rapidly melting tungsten and reveals atomic-level material behavior that could impact the design of future reactors.
Tungsten melting
May 21, 2019
Press Release
X-rays reveal an extinct mouse was dressed in brown to reddish fur on its back and sides and had a tiny white tummy.
mighty mouse false color
May 16, 2019
News Feature
Researchers produced an underwater sound with an intensity that eclipses that of a rocket launch while investigating what happens when they blast tiny jets of water with X-ray laser pulses.
Underwater sound
April 24, 2019
Press Release
A better understanding of how these receptors work could enable scientists to design better therapeutics for sleep disorders, cancer and Type 2 diabetes.
melatonin
April 23, 2019
News Feature
Scientists precisely control where single-atom catalysts sit on their support structures, and show how changing their position affects their reactivity.

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