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July 27, 2020
News Brief
In a new perspective, SLAC and University of Paderborn scientists argue that research at synchrotrons could help improve water-purifying materials in ways that might not otherwise be possible.
Cracked, dry earth landscape
July 17, 2020
Press Release
Marking the beginning of the LCLS-II era, the first phase of the major upgrade comes online.
new undulator hall
July 1, 2020
News Feature
A proposed device could expand the reach of X-ray lasers, opening new experimental avenues in biology, chemistry, materials science and physics.
x-ray laser oscillator
June 22, 2020
News Feature
They discovered the messy environment of a chemical reaction can actually change the shape of a catalytic nanoparticle in a way that makes it more active.
Illustration of catalyst nanoparticle and car with exhaust emissions
May 20, 2020
News Feature
Understanding nature’s process could inform the next generation of artificial photosynthetic systems that produce clean and renewable energy from sunlight and water.
Photosystem II
February 21, 2020
News Brief
The 1950s and ‘60s poisoning event was long attributed to methylmercury, but studies at SLAC suggest a different compound was to blame. The findings could reshape toxicologists’ understanding of disease related to mercury poisoning.
Illustration of toxic waste being dumped from a pipe, a molecule, and a map showing the location of Minamata, Japan.
February 6, 2020
News Brief
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These inexpensive photosensitizers could make solar power and chemical manufacturing more efficient. Experiments at SLAC offer insight into how they work.
Illustration of carbene reaction pathways
January 30, 2020
News Feature
In regions that lack the resources to treat the contaminated water, it can lead to disease, cancer, and even death.
Electrode tank
January 20, 2020
News Brief
Discovered at SLAC and Stanford, this new class of unconventional superconductors is starting to give up its secrets – including a surprising 3D metallic state.
Graphic showing electronic structure of nickelate superconductor
December 4, 2019
News Feature
A better understanding of these materials and how they store and transport oil and gas could one day enable more efficient fossil fuel production.
Aromatic carbon

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