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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.
April 12, 2021
News Feature
It’s an example of how surprising properties can spontaneously emerge in complex materials – a phenomenon scientists hope to harness for novel technologies.
Illustration of a 2D superconducting state emerging in a 3D superconductor
April 6, 2021
News Feature
For the first time, DES scientists can combine measurements of the distribution of matter, galaxies, and galaxy clusters to advance our understanding of dark energy.
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 25, 2021
News Feature
The results have important implications for today’s TV and display screens and for future technologies where light takes the place of electrons and fluids.
Illustration of three quantum dot nanocrystals showing atomic-level changes when they are hit with laser light
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 22, 2021
News Feature
Scientists have documented a process that makes these next-gen batteries lose charge – and eventually some of their capacity for storing energy – even when a device is turned off.
March 11, 2021
News Feature
This new understanding could aid the development of more efficient clean energy sources.
electron transfer
March 8, 2021
Press Release
The latest advance from a research collaboration with industry could dramatically accelerate the development of sturdier batteries for fast-charging electric vehicles.
Diagram with icons depicting how X-ray studies, machine learning and lab work (left) were used to study electrode nanoparticles (center) for batteries used in electric vehicles, consumer electronics and solar power (right)
March 4, 2021
News Feature
Overseeing the safe disposal of chemicals and waste at SLAC has turned into an environmental mission for Yolanda Pilastro.
Yolanda Pilastro portrait at SLAC

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