2017 Press Release Archive

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
October 26, 2017
Press Release
Remarkable cryo-EM images that reveal details down to the individual atom will yield new insights into why high-energy batteries fail.
September 14, 2017
Press Release
It's the first to employ AI to help the grid manage power fluctuations, resist damage and recover faster from storms, solar eclipses, cyberattacks and other disruptions.
An illustration of electric grid components
August 21, 2017
Press Release
SLAC’s X-ray laser and Matter in Extreme Conditions instrument allow researchers to examine the exotic precipitation in real time as it materializes in the laboratory.
A cutaway depicts the interior of Neptune (right) and an illustration of diamond rain (left)
August 3, 2017
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SLAC and Stanford astrophysicists made crucial contributions to the galaxy survey, showing that the universe clumps and expands as predicted by our best cosmological models.
Blanco Telescope
July 31, 2017
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A serendipitous discovery lets researchers spy on this self-assembly process for the first time with SLAC’s X-ray synchrotron. What they learn will help them fine-tune precision materials for electronics, catalysis and more.
Illustration of nanocrystals forming into superlattices at SLAC's SSRL
July 26, 2017
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SLAC’s ultrafast “electron camera” reveals unusual atomic motions that could be crucial for the efficiency of next-generation perovskite solar cells.
UED Perovskites
July 6, 2017
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Extraordinarily precise measurements -- within millionths of a billionth of a second and a billionth of a hair's breadth -- show this ‘electron-phonon coupling’ can be far stronger than predicted, and could potentially play a role in unconventional superconductivity.
Illustration of a laser beam triggering atomic vibrations in iron selenide
May 31, 2017
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When scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory focused the full intensity of the world’s most powerful X-ray l
molecular black hole
May 2, 2017
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An excess of gamma rays at the center of the Milky Way, previously discussed as a sign of dark matter, is likely caused by the superdense remains of ancient stars.
April 12, 2017
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Join us for five days of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21.
April 5, 2017
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X-ray studies have produced surprising insights into the workings of a hormone receptor associated with blood pressure regulation that could be a target for new medicines related to cardiovascular conditions, neuropathic pain and tissue growth.