2018 News Feature Archive

March 20, 2018
News Feature
Understanding strontium titanate’s odd behavior will aid efforts to develop materials that conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency at higher temperatures.
Image of magnet floating above a superconducting material
March 19, 2018
News Feature
Research conducted at the atomic scale could help explain how electric currents move efficiently through hybrid perovskites, promising materials for solar cells.
Illustration of what happens when simulated sunlight hits perovskite
March 14, 2018
News Feature
An award-winning mentor and networking guru, Al Ashley has placed thousands of underrepresented minority students in science and engineering summer research programs.
Al Ashley with internship program fellows
March 7, 2018
News Feature
Using SLAC’s X-ray laser, researchers have made detailed 3-D images of nanoscale biology, with future applications in the study of air pollution, combustion and catalytic processes.
Colorful image formed from multiple X-ray diffraction patterns.
March 6, 2018
News Feature
Part of Stanford's celebration of Frankenstein@200, the fifth LAST Festival brings together artists and scientists for two days of exhibitions and
Sculpture by Amy Karle
February 22, 2018
News Feature
One of the pioneering particle physicists working at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Taylor carried out experiments that led to the 1990
February 22, 2018
News Feature
Streamlining their journey through the electrolyte could help lithium-ion batteries charge faster.
Illustration of molecular layers in battery electrolyte
February 21, 2018
Press Release
Experiments with 'molecular anvils' mark an important advance for mechanochemistry, which has the potential to make chemistry greener and more precise.
Illustration of soft molecules attached to molecular anvils between diamond tips
February 13, 2018
News Feature
When it comes to love, sometimes you have to say it with science.
February 13, 2018
News Feature
Bienenstock is the winner of the 2018 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize, given by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
February 12, 2018
News Feature
Installation of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument begins at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.
Mayall Telescope Star Trails
February 9, 2018
News Feature
When it comes to talent, versatility and the power to change the world, which atomic particle is the champ?
February 9, 2018
News Feature
Two dozen teams competed for a chance to go to the Nationals, and 60 trained volunteers worked to make the regional contest happen.
Regional Science Bowl champion team
February 5, 2018
News Feature
Nearly 200 guests attended a symposium on fundamental physics to celebrate the former deputy director’s numerous scientific contributions, which continue to have a tremendous impact on our understanding of the subatomic world.
Sid Drell Symposium January 2018
February 1, 2018
News Feature
Facebook ultimately prevailed in a flag football tournament organized by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and hosted by SLAC.
athletic field at Stanford University’s Arrillaga Recreation Center at SLAC
January 31, 2018
News Feature
The new technique will allow researchers to observe ultrafast chemical processes previously undetectable at the atomic scale.
Yuantao Ding and Marc Guetg in the SLAC Control Room
January 30, 2018
News Feature
The goal of these X-ray studies is to find ways to improve manufacturing of specialized metal parts for the aerospace, aircraft, automotive and healthcare industries.
A metal 3-D printed sample
January 26, 2018
News Feature
Combining X-ray and electron data from two cutting-edge SLAC instruments, researchers make the first observation of the rapid atomic response of iron-platinum nanoparticles to light. The results could help develop ways to manipulate and control future magnetic data storage devices.
ultrafast electron diffraction on iron-platinum
January 23, 2018
News Feature
Scientists are using cutting-edge machine-learning techniques to analyze physics data.
January 22, 2018
News Feature
Unique device will create bunches of electrons to stimulate million-per-second X-ray pulses for LCLS-II.

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