2015 News Feature Archive

September 21, 2015
News Feature
The DOE has approved the project’s scientific scope, schedule and funding. SLAC researchers are among the 200 physicists and astronomers who make up the international DESI Collaboration.
September 17, 2015
News Feature
Dark matter experiments are becoming so sensitive, even the ghostliest of particles will soon get in the way.
September 16, 2015
News Feature
Using SLAC's X-ray laser, researchers have for the first time directly observed myoglobin move within quadrillionths of a second after a bond breaks and the protein releases a gas molecule.
Image - Ilme Schlichting (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
September 10, 2015
Press Release
Using a new technology for ultrafast science, researchers have for the first time observed extremely rapid atomic motions in a three-atom-thick layer of a promising material that could be used in next-generation solar cells, electronics and catalysts.
September 9, 2015
News Feature
Visit the immersive Nobel Labs 360 website about Kobilka, including an interactive tour of his work at SSRL. To find the SSRL section, click twice on the window in the upper right corner.
September 3, 2015
News Feature
Researchers at SLAC have for the first time seen a spin current – an inherent magnetic property common to all electrons – as it travels across materials.
Image - This illustration shows the flow of a magnetic property of electrons known as spin current from a magnetic material (blue), to a nonmagnetic material (red). (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
September 1, 2015
News Feature
A major international effort at SLAC is focused on improving our views of intact viruses, living bacteria and other tiny samples using the brightest X-ray light on Earth.
Image - Researchers discuss technical details and monitor the performance of a single particle imaging experiment conducted by a global scientific collaboration in late July and early August at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser.
August 31, 2015
News Feature
In a first-of-its-kind experiment, scientists got a textbook-worthy result that may change the way matter is probed at X-ray free-electron lasers.
The Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser at SLAC
August 31, 2015
Press Release
The Department of Energy has approved the start of construction for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera – the world’s largest – at the heart of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).
August 26, 2015
Press Release
A SLAC-led research team working at the lab’s FACET facility has demonstrated a new way of accelerating positrons that could help develop smaller, more economical future particle colliders.
August 25, 2015
News Feature
Exploding stars have an immense capacity to destroy—and create.
August 20, 2015
News Feature
Graham George and Ingrid Pickering, a husband and wife X-ray research team, are co-leading a new study in Bangladesh to test whether selenium supplements can protect people from arsenic poisoning.
Image - Ingrid Pickering and Graham George, a husband-and-wife X-ray research team, stand next to the controls of SSRL Beam Line 7-3 during a research sabbatical at SLAC. (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
August 18, 2015
News Feature
How can we figure out when the universe began?
August 17, 2015
News Feature
Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey, using one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras, have discovered eight more faint celestial objects hovering near our Milky Way galaxy.
August 17, 2015
Press Release
Scientists have revealed never-before-seen details of how our brain sends rapid-fire messages between its cells using SLAC's X-ray laser.
Image - This illustration shows a protein complex at work in brain signaling. Its structure, which contains joined protein complexes known as SNARE and synaptotagmin-1, is shown in the foreground. (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
August 12, 2015
News Feature
A SLAC/Stanford manufacturing technique could help make inexpensive polymer-based solar cells an attractive alternative to silicon-crystal wafers.
August 12, 2015
News Feature
SUNCAT and SIMES researchers have received funding from Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project to support research related to generating renewable fuels.
August 7, 2015
News Feature
Scientists and engineers in South Korea will soon be using SLAC’s signature high-power radio-frequency amplifiers, called XL4 klystrons, to get the most out of their new X-ray laser.
August 5, 2015
News Feature
A new technology at SLAC uses high-energy electrons to unravel motions faster than a tenth of a trillionth of a second in materials, opening up new research opportunities in ultrafast science.
July 23, 2015
News Feature
A researcher interviewed SLAC and Stanford administrators, scientists and Nobel laureates and sifted through archival materials to better understand the drivers for change in SLAC’s science mission.
Image - Olof Hallonsten

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