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Browse the full collection of SLAC press releases and news features and stay up to date on the latest scientific advancements at the laboratory.

What could smaller particle accelerators look like in the future? SLAC scientists are working on innovations that could give more researchers access to accelerator science.

This is a graphic image of particles moving through plasma during plasma wakefield acceleration.

Strongly interacting electrons in quantum materials carry heat and charge in a way that’s surprisingly similar to what individual electrons do in normal metals, a SLAC/Stanford study finds.

An illustration shows electrons transporting heat from a warmer to a cooler area of a material.

Teams at SLAC installed new experimental hutches with cutting-edge instruments that will harness the upgraded facility’s new capabilities and expand the breadth of research done at the facility.

SLAC's linac at sunrise, looking east.

Disabling those hinges could be a good strategy for designing vaccines and treatments against a broad range of coronavirus infections.

A 3D image of a round, spiky coronavirus with inset showing how far its spikes can bend.

The team reduced the amount of expensive platinum group metals needed to make an effective cell and found a new way to test future fuel cell innovations.

An illustration of a thin film resembling dry, cracked earth.

Four engineers discuss their journeys to working at SLAC and counsel those following in their footsteps.

Ashley fellows 2023

The future of experimental particle physics is exciting –  and energy intensive. SLAC physicists are thinking about how to make one proposal, the Cool Copper Collider, more sustainable.

The view down a copper tube.

The American Physical Society recognized the SLAC and Stanford physicist for decades of groundbreaking work studying the strange behavior of electrons at the interfaces between materials.

Photo - Harold Hwang

The Secretary celebrated LCLS-II first light with 600 SLAC staff and collaborators Oct. 26.

Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and SLAC staff celebrate LCLS-II first light

LaserNetUS funding will allow scientists to explore fundamental plasma science and inertial fusion energy research and technology.

Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) Hutch 6, located in the LCLS Far Experimental Hall.