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April 22, 2021
News Feature
Derived from microscopic algae, the rare, light-driven enzyme converts fatty acids into starting ingredients for solvents and fuels.
Illustration of molecular structure of an enzyme that is powered by sunlight
April 21, 2021
News Feature
Known as “pair-density waves,” it may be key to understanding how superconductivity can exist at relatively high temperatures.
Illustration depicting how two types of waves within superconducting materials intertwine to form a third type known as charge-density waves
April 14, 2021
News Feature
Exploring and manipulating the behavior of polar vortices in materials may lead to new technology for faster data transfer and storage.
polar vortices
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.

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