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Revealing nature’s fastest processes with X-rays, lasers and electrons
Studying the particles and forces that knit the cosmos together
Building smaller, faster, more powerful accelerators for all
Understanding the machinery of life at its most basic level
Inventing new tools for science and society
Finding clean, sustainable solutions for the world’s energy challenges
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Learn more about the places where science happens at SLAC: our major facilities, institutes and centers.
Linac Coherent Light Source
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests
Cryogenic Electron Microscopy
Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Science
Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology
Stanford PULSE Institute
Center for Interface Science & Catalysis
SLAC & Stanford build the world’s largest digital camera for the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST).
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This joint publication of SLAC and Fermilab is your view into the world of particle physics.
Join us to celebrate 50 years of Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL).
No human cell can function without these tiny machines, which cause disease when they go haywire and offer potential targets for therapeutic drugs.
FACET-II will pave the way for a future generation of particle colliders and powerful light sources, opening avenues in high-energy physics, medicine, and materials...
Adding polymers and fireproofing to a battery’s current collectors makes it lighter, safer and about 20% more efficient.
The annual conference for scientists who conduct research at SLAC’s light sources engaged more than 1,700 researchers in talks, workshops and discussions.
The early-career award honors a promising leader in X-ray free-electron laser research.
Scientists at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource will study plastics and biologically-motivated processes that break them down in hopes of finding more efficient ways...
The initiative will give scientists more access to powerful lasers at universities and labs.
Images reveal how some antibodies may block SARS-CoV-2 infection.
The center complements other NIH centers at SLAC and elsewhere that broaden access to this cutting-edge technology for biomedical research.
Most new materials are discovered near the proverbial shore. Now, scientists deploy artificial intelligence and high-throughput experimental techniques to search previously uncharted waters to...
A better understanding of how this happens could help researchers hone future electronic measurements and offer insights into how X-rays interact with matter on...
The results of a new scientific study reveal how photosynthetic reaction centers adapt to make light-driven reactions more efficient.