2015 News Feature Archive

November 3, 2015
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Not only are we made of fundamental particles, we also produce them and are constantly bombarded by them throughout the day.
November 2, 2015
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A process developed by Stanford and SLAC scientists has potential for scaling up to manufacture clear, flexible electrodes for solar cells, displays and other electronics.
Stanford and SLAC postdoctoral researcher Sean Andrews with solution shearing instrument
November 2, 2015
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Researchers hope that the new experiment will shine light on how elementary neutrinos morph from one type into another.
October 29, 2015
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A Stanford/SLAC study of an exotic material known as a magnetic insulator found the walls between its magnetic regions are conductive, opening new approaches to memory storage.
An illustration of electrically conductive areas (blue) along the boundaries of tiny magnetic regions, or domains, in chunky grains of a material that normally doesn’t conduct electricity.
October 27, 2015
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What topic in particle physics are you destined to study? Take the quiz to find out!
October 22, 2015
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An all-day symposium recognized the professor emeritus for his many contributions to the scientific community, from pioneering synchrotron radiation research at SSRL to making science policies on Capitol Hill.
October 21, 2015
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President Obama honored a SLAC and UCLA scientist for work that paved the way for the brightest sources of X-ray light on the planet.
Image - Claudio Pellegrini, right, talks with President Obama in the Oval Office on Tuesday. (Pete Souza/Official White House Photo)
October 20, 2015
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These physics-themed jack-o’-lanterns come with extra brains.
October 20, 2015
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Welcome to the Symmetry redesign!
October 19, 2015
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A physicist at Argonne National Laboratory has been recognized for pioneering experiments at SLAC that helped establish a new way to study the structure of complex materials.
Image - Paul Fuoss (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
October 16, 2015
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The American Physical Society has recognized both researchers for their leading role in SLAC’s BABAR experiment, which confirmed theorists’ description of how nature treats matter and antimatter differently.
October 13, 2015
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It’s in the air we breathe, but it’s not so easy to get ahold of 10 metric tons of xenon in its liquid form for the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter experiment.
October 12, 2015
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The former Stanford graduate student, who did extensive research at SLAC, is being honored as an exceptional role model for women in science.
Ming Yi
October 7, 2015
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A tiny change in the length of a chemical bond makes a big difference in the activity of a molecule important in health, drug development and chemical synthesis
Image - Courtney Krest Roach (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
October 5, 2015
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A 200-terawatt laser at SLAC will synchronize with X-ray laser pulses to precisely measure more extreme temperatures and pressures in exotic forms of matter.
Image - Eduardo Granados inspects a large titanium sapphire crystal, the operative component in a newly upgraded high-power laser system that is designed to work in conjunction with a unique X-ray laser at SLAC.
October 2, 2015
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SIMES research, which confounds two decades of assumptions on lithium-ion battery design, could lead to better batteries with more power and greater capacity.
October 2, 2015
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A new breed of experiments seeks sources of cosmic rays and other astrophysics phenomena.
September 25, 2015
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A researcher who performed a variety of X-ray experiments at SLAC’s synchrotron will receive an annual scientific award during a SLAC conference next month.
Feng Lin
September 24, 2015
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Amateurs and professionals share the credit in the newest publications from the Space Warps project.
September 23, 2015
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SLAC is ramping up its efforts to understand neutrinos – elusive fundamental particles whose properties may help researchers solve a number of cosmic mysteries.

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