2018 News Feature Archive

October 4, 2018
News Feature
A specialized measuring machine at SLAC is helping scientists build precise detectors for the ATLAS experiment.
Measuring machine
October 2, 2018
News Feature
In a first, researchers measure extremely small and fast changes that occur in plasma when it’s zapped with a laser. Their technique will have applications in astrophysics, medicine and fusion energy.
LCLS Plasma Expansion
October 1, 2018
News Feature
The annual conference for scientists who conduct research at SLAC’s light sources engaged about 470 researchers in talks, workshops and discussions.
Users' Conference 2018
September 24, 2018
News Feature
Representatives from industry, national laboratories and the investment sector explored partnerships in energy storage innovation.
Photo: Paul Dabbar at the XLab Summit at SLAC
September 24, 2018
News Feature
SLAC receives three awards for the development of quantum technology for dark matter searches and quantum computing
Quantum Information Science
September 20, 2018
News Feature
New technology could help future SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment expand the search for light dark matter particles
SuperCDMS Prototype Crystal
September 18, 2018
News Feature
SLAC researchers play an important role in the data acquisition of the largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world, a prototype for the future Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
ProtoDUNE Tracks
September 17, 2018
Press Release
Experiments at SLAC and Berkeley Lab uproot long-held assumptions and will inform future battery design.
Lithium ion infographic
September 13, 2018
News Feature
The early-career award honors a promising leader in X-ray free-electron laser research.
SLAC's Tais Gorkhover
September 11, 2018
News Feature
In more than 185 experimental runs at SLAC’s synchrotron, he has pushed the envelope of both techniques and science.
Photo: Graham George
August 30, 2018
News Feature
Using SLAC’s X-ray synchrotron SSRL, Cao improves fundamental knowledge about how a new lithium-ion battery material works, which will help enable safer, longer-lasting devices.
Chuntian Cao
August 28, 2018
News Feature
Today the ATLAS collaboration, which includes SLAC physicists, announced with the CMS collaboration the joint discovery of the Higgs boson transforming into bottom quarks as it decays.
August 27, 2018
News Feature
Four scientists discuss X-ray experiments at SLAC’s synchrotron that reveal new insights into how a promising solar cell material forms.
Photo: Aryeh Gold-Parker, Chris Tassone, Kevin Stone and Mike Toney
August 27, 2018
News Feature
The SLAC Photowalk took a group of photographers, both amateur and professional, behind the scenes to photograph SLAC's world-class science facilities, including the world's longest linear accelerator, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL). The three winning photos will compete in the Global Physics Photowalk against photos taken at other big scientific labs around the world. In addition to the three winners, seven other SLAC Photowalk pictures were named as runners-up and seven more as honorable mentions. SLAC also invited a group of employees to participate in the photowalk event and though not eligible for the global competition, three photos at the bottom of the page were chosen as staff winners.
Photowalk: CXI chamber
August 23, 2018
News Feature
A team of electrical designers develops specialized microchips for a broad range of scientific applications, including X-ray science and particle physics.
Electronics artists
August 21, 2018
News Feature
This summer, five graduate students from the University of Puerto Rico had the opportunity to use SLAC’s world-class facilities to keep their studies on track.
University of Puerto Rico Interns
August 7, 2018
News Feature
The event attracted 124 participants and explores the successes and challenges of the theory that describes subatomic particles and fundamental forces.
SSI 2018
August 6, 2018
News Feature
A new imaging technique is allowing researchers to pinpoint ways of modifying drugs to avoid side effects.
Hasan DeMirci Ribosome
August 2, 2018
News Feature
The LSST cryostat, now fully assembled, will keep the camera’s image sensors continuously cooled to minus 150 degrees Fahrenheit for crisp, high-sensitivity views of the night skies.
LSST Cryostat Grid
August 2, 2018
News Feature
A SLAC-Stanford study reveals exactly what it takes for diamond to crystallize around a “seed” cluster of atoms. The results apply to industrial processes and to what happens in clouds overhead.
Illustration of diamondoid and diamond crystals

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