2019 News Feature Archive

September 30, 2019
News Feature
Early-career physicist Jonathan LeyVa helps build one of the world’s most sensitive dark matter detectors.
Jonathan LeyVa/SuperCDMS
September 26, 2019
News Feature
The Hubbard model, used to understand electron behavior in numerous quantum materials, now shows us its stripes, and superconductivity too, in simulations for cuprate superconductors.
Diagram of electrons moving to neighboring atoms in Hubbard model
September 26, 2019
News Feature
An “out there” theory inspired the development of the Dark Matter Radio, a device that could explain the mysterious matter that makes up 85 percent of the mass of our universe.
Dark Matter Radio
September 24, 2019
News Feature
The complete data from the EXO-200 experiment provide new information on neutrinoless double beta decay and set the stage for future experiments that will search for the hypothetical process.
EXO-200
September 24, 2019
News Feature
William Madia, Stanford vice president for SLAC since 2008, plans to retire at the end of September.
Portrait of William Madia
September 23, 2019
News Feature
A new study shows how soccer ball-shaped molecules burst more slowly than expected when blasted with an X-ray laser beam.
Buckyballs
September 20, 2019
News Feature
Early career award recognizes Mitrano’s work in ultrafast X-ray scattering.
Matteo Mitrano
September 16, 2019
News Feature
Two projects will look for ways to link individual quantum devices into networks for quantum computing and ultrasensitive detectors.
QIS microantenna
September 16, 2019
News Feature
SLAC/Stanford scientists and their colleagues find a new way to efficiently convert CO2 into the building block for sustainable liquid fuels.
Graves-Bajdich-Machalo
September 10, 2019
News Feature
Using SLAC’s X-ray synchrotron SSRL, Wang improves fundamental knowledge about how cells communicate, which could enable the development of more effective drugs.
Xinru Wang
September 9, 2019
News Feature
SUNCAT researchers discover a way to improve a key step in these conversions, and explore what it would take to turn the climate-changing gas into valuable products on an industrial scale.
Diagram of scheme for turning CO2 from smokestacks into products
September 4, 2019
News Feature
From middle schoolers to graduate students, more than 300 were introduced this year to real-world science, technology, engineering and math.
Participant in a SLAC SAGE-S summer camp
August 28, 2019
Press Release
Made with ‘Jenga chemistry,’ the discovery could help crack the mystery of how high-temperature superconductors work.
Illustration of 'Jenga chemistry' step of making new superconductor
August 26, 2019
News Feature
The coating significantly extends the battery's life and reduces the problems that cause batteries to burst into flames.
Stanford PhD students David Mackanic, left, and Zhiao Yu with their battery tester
August 16, 2019
News Feature
The studies could lead to a new understanding of how high-temperature superconductors operate.
fluctuating charge stripes
August 13, 2019
News Feature
A new way to arrange the hard-working atoms in this part of an exhaust system could lower the cost of curbing pollution from automotive engines.
August 12, 2019
News Feature
At SLAC’s FACET facility, researchers have produced an intense electron beam by 'sneaking’ electrons into plasma, demonstrating a method that could be used in future compact discovery machines that explore the subatomic world.
Trojan horse illustration
August 5, 2019
News Feature
Stanford researchers have made a significant advance in the development of artificial catalysts for making cleaner chemicals and fuels at an industrial scale.
August 1, 2019
News Feature
The SLAC scientists will each receive $2.5 million for their research on fusion energy and advanced radiofrequency technology.
Gleason-Gamzina-ECA2019
July 26, 2019
News Feature
This early-career scientist has undertaken challenging projects with significant implications for lithium-ion batteries.
Hans-Georg Steinrück

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