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June 15, 2022
News Brief
Knowing a magnet’s past will allow scientists to customize particle beams more precisely in the future. As accelerators stretch for higher levels of performance, understanding subtle effects, such as those introduced by magnetic history, is becoming more critical.
A magnet on a test stand inside SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
June 9, 2022
News Feature
Edelen draws on machine learning to fine tune particle accelerators, while Kurinsky develops dark matter detectors informed by quantum information science.
Side by side photographs of a woman and a man.
June 3, 2022
News Feature
The Small Business Innovation Research Program brings government and private industry together to develop next-generation X-ray optics for LCLS-II.
A narrow two-mile long building stretches through trees and foothills.
June 1, 2022
News Feature
After decades of experience in the DOE lab system and as director of a leading synchrotron light source, he’s back to where he earned his PhD – with a much bigger mission.
Portrait photo of bearded man with glasses against a green landscape
May 26, 2022
News Feature
By revealing the chemistry of plant secretions, or exudates, these studies build a basis for better understanding and conserving art and tools made with plant materials.
Plant secretion from what is called "grass tree."
May 20, 2022
News Feature
Scientists discover superconductivity and charge density waves are intrinsically interconnected at the nanoscopic level, a new understanding that could help lead to the next generation of electronics and computers.
A beam of light lands on a series of squiggly lines. Where the beam lands, the lines are straight.
May 10, 2022
Press Release
The facility, LCLS-II, will soon sharpen our view of how nature works on ultrasmall, ultrafast scales, impacting everything from quantum devices to clean energy.
LCLS-II cooldown
April 29, 2022
News Feature
Researchers discover that a spot of molecular glue and a timely twist help a bacterial enzyme convert carbon dioxide into carbon compounds 20 times faster than plant enzymes do during photosynthesis. The results stand to accelerate progress toward converting carbon dioxide into a variety of products.
An illustration shows the pocket in an enzyme called ECR where the carbon fixing reaction takes place.
April 28, 2022
News Feature
How quickly a battery electrode decays depends on properties of individual particles in the battery – at first. Later on, the network of particles matters more.
A group of particles, some highlighted in reds and oranges to show which have begun to break apart.
April 8, 2022
News Feature
A physical chemist and a diverse group of his students are working on applications with nanoscopic diamonds.
Three side-by-side portraits.

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