2019 News Feature Archive

July 23, 2019
News Feature
If a particle has no mass, how can it exist?
July 18, 2019
News Feature
Maria Elena Monzani prepares an international team to search for clues to one of the biggest scientific mysteries.
Maria Elena Monzani at the LZ test facility
July 16, 2019
News Feature
The technique can be used to study molecular phenomena and the forming and breaking of chemical bonds.
vibrating molecules
July 11, 2019
News Feature
A SLAC/Stanford study of the population of satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way provides new clues about the particle nature of dark matter.
Dark matter simulation
July 10, 2019
News Feature
Combined with the lab’s LCLS X-ray laser, it’ll provide unprecedented atomic views of some of nature’s speediest processes.
Alex Reid - UED
June 26, 2019
Press Release
A new twist on cryo-EM imaging reveals what’s going on inside MOFs, highly porous nanoparticles with big potential for storing fuel, separating gases and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Images of cryo-EM equipment, CO2 molecule in cage
June 25, 2019
News Feature
Particle accelerators are some of the most complicated machines in science.
June 21, 2019
News Feature
A close-up look at how microbes build their crystalline shells has implications for understanding how cell structures form, preventing disease and developing nanotechnology.
Image of microbe showing areas where its crystalline shell is growing
June 20, 2019
News Feature
Four large meshes made from 2 miles of metal wire will extract potential signals of dark matter particles.
LZ Grids Weaving
June 19, 2019
News Feature
SLAC completed its work on ComCam, a commissioning device to be installed in Chile later this year.
LSST-ComCam
June 18, 2019
News Feature
Physicist Tor Raubenheimer explores the world by climbing rocks and designing particle accelerators.
Photo: Tor Raubenheimer, accelerator physicist
June 14, 2019
News Feature
Experiments at SLAC’s X-ray laser reveal in atomic detail how two distinct liquid phases in these materials enable fast switching between glassy and crystalline states that represent 0s and 1s in memory devices.
Diagram of material switching between glassy and crystalline states
June 4, 2019
News Feature
Building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope also means solving extraordinary technological challenges.
LSST camera engineering
June 3, 2019
News Feature
What they learned could help manufacturers design more reliable and longer-lasting batteries for smartphones and cars.
battery electrode damage
May 30, 2019
News Feature
Its electron beams will drive the generation of up to a million ultrabright X-ray flashes per second.
LCLS-II first electron beam
May 29, 2019
News Feature
For mechanical engineer Sarah Edwards, SSRL is the ultimate classic car.
photo of Sarah Edwards
May 24, 2019
News Feature
SLAC’s ‘electron camera’ films rapidly melting tungsten and reveals atomic-level material behavior that could impact the design of future reactors.
Tungsten melting
May 22, 2019
News Feature
The approach could advance our understanding of fundamental forces under extreme conditions with applications from astrophysics to fusion research.
QED extreme
May 21, 2019
Press Release
X-rays reveal an extinct mouse was dressed in brown to reddish fur on its back and sides and had a tiny white tummy.
mighty mouse false color
May 16, 2019
News Feature
Researchers produced an underwater sound with an intensity that eclipses that of a rocket launch while investigating what happens when they blast tiny jets of water with X-ray laser pulses.
Underwater sound

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