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February 23, 2021
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A better understanding of the failure process will help researchers design new materials that can better withstand intense events such as high-velocity impacts.
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February 11, 2021
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The pandemic forced major changes to the format, but 30 teams from 22 schools still came together online to vie for a slot at nationals.
A screenshot of competitors and volunteers in a video conference call.
February 4, 2021
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Scientists get dramatically better resolution at X-ray free-electron lasers with a new technique.
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February 2, 2021
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Just as pressing a guitar string produces a higher pitch, sending laser light through a material can shift it to higher energies and higher frequencies. Now scientists have discovered how to use this phenomenon to explore quantum materials in a new and much more detailed way.
Illustration of high harmonic generation in a topological insulator using circularly polarized laser light
February 1, 2021
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Stanford EM-X brings hundreds of researchers around the world together to discuss the latest methods and discoveries from electron microscopes.
Black and white electron microscope images of pollen.
January 21, 2021
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A promising lead halide perovskite is great at converting sunlight to electricity, but it breaks down at room temperature. Now scientists have discovered how to stabilize it with pressure from a diamond anvil cell.
Illustration of a lead halide material being squeezed in a diamond anvil cell
January 19, 2021
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Knowledge of physics and a love of challenges fuel May Ling Ng’s quest for nanometer perfection in the smooth surfaces of mirrors used at SLAC’s X-ray laser.
A woman stands in a long hallway with scientific equipment
January 19, 2021
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G6PD deficiency affects about 400M people worldwide and can pose serious health risks. Uncovering the causes of the most severe cases could finally lead to treatments.
January 13, 2021
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A pioneer in clean energy technology at Stanford and SLAC, he is one of eight scientists and engineers honored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Photo of Stanford and SLAC Professor Yi Cui

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