2017 News Feature Archive

December 21, 2017
News Feature
Add some science to your holiday carols.
December 20, 2017
News Feature
The staff scientist at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource discusses his research and teaching, which includes training an international group of students to conduct geobiology experiments at the synchrotron from an island about 350 miles away.
Aerial view of the University of Southern California’s Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island.
December 19, 2017
News Feature
Planning the next big science machine requires consideration of both the current landscape and the distant future.
December 18, 2017
News Feature
Innovations at SLAC, including the world’s shortest X-ray flashes, ultra-high-speed pulse trains and smart computer controls, promise to take ultrafast X-ray science to a whole new level.
Accelerators and Machine Learning
December 12, 2017
Press Release
They created a comprehensive picture of how the same chemical processes that give these cathodes their high capacity are also linked to changes in atomic structure that sap performance.
Illustration of electrode structure for lithium ion battery
December 8, 2017
News Feature
Here's a glimpse of what we've been up to during the last experimental run – from June to November 2017 – at the Linac Coherent Light Source.
A research collaboration in the CXI control room.
December 4, 2017
News Feature
Biochemical 'action shots' with SLAC’s X-ray laser could help scientists develop synthetic enzymes for medicine and answer fundamental questions about how enzymes change during chemical reactions.
SLAC associate staff scientist Thomas Joseph Lane at the Coherent X-Ray Imaging instrument
November 30, 2017
News Feature
These stripes of electron spin and charge are exciting because of their possible link to a phenomenon that could transform society by making electrical transmission nearly 100 percent efficient.
Illustration of spin and charge stripes modeled by computer
November 28, 2017
News Feature
In the Large Hadron Collider, protons become new particles, which become energy and light, which become data.
November 27, 2017
News Feature
In experiments with the lab’s ultrafast "electron camera," laser light hitting a material is almost completely converted into nuclear vibrations, which are key to switching a material’s properties on and off for future electronics and other applications.
UED Molybdenum Diselenide
November 21, 2017
News Feature
Successful physics collaborations rely on cooperation between people from many different disciplines.
November 21, 2017
News Feature
21 of these "science rafts" will go into the world's largest digital camera for astronomy, which is being assembled and tested at SLAC.
First LSST Science Raft
November 16, 2017
News Feature
Research with SLAC’s X-ray laser simulates what happens when a meteor hits Earth’s crust. The results suggest that scientists studying impact sites have been overestimating the sizes of the meteors that made them.
November 14, 2017
News Feature
Clothing made from a reversible fabric, developed in part by SIMES researchers, could warm or cool wearers and keep them comfortable, bringing down buildings’ energy costs.
November 13, 2017
News Feature
The prestigious award recognizes her seminal contributions to particle physics.
Helen Quinn
November 13, 2017
News Feature
A new way to observe this deformation as it happens can help study a wide range of phenomena, from meteor impacts to high-performance ceramics used in armor, as well as how to protect spacecraft from high-speed dust impacts.
Image depicting an experiment at LCLS that shocks a tantalum sample
November 10, 2017
News Feature
The award honors his contributions to research and education as founding president of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST).
Jonathan and Renee Dorfan
November 9, 2017
News Feature
Effort to improve the next generation of gravitational wave detectors includes atomic studies of new and better coatings for LIGO’s mirrors at SSRL.
November 8, 2017
News Feature
Analysis of data from the BaBar experiment rules out theorized particle’s explanation for muon mystery.
November 7, 2017
News Feature
SLAC engineer Knut Skarpaas designs some of physics’ most challenging machines, finding inspiration in unexpected places.

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