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SIMES researchers study complex, novel materials that could transform the energy landscape by making computing much more efficient or transmitting power over long distances with no loss, for instance.

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Polarons, bubbles of distortion in a perovskite lattice.

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Two new research projects support the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences in the study of exotic new materials that could enable future...

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Stanford and SLAC engineers observed electrons at work during catalytic reactions. Their findings challenge long-held theories about some catalysts, opening the door to new...

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SLAC study shows the so-called ‘pseudogap’ hoards electrons that otherwise might pair up to carry current through a material with 100 percent efficiency.

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A study at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory suggests for the first time how scientists might deliberately engineer superconductors that work...

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Research led by SLAC and Stanford scientists has uncovered a new, unpredicted behavior in a copper oxide material that conducts electricity without any loss...

SLAC Staff Scientist Wei-sheng Lee
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SLAC scientists are among the researchers to receive funding to advance solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy.

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A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do...

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By observing how hydrogen is absorbed into individual palladium nanocubes, Stanford materials scientists have detailed a key step in storing energy and information in...

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Scientists have married two unconventional forms of carbon – one shaped like a soccer ball, the other a tiny diamond – to make a...

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Lee comes from MIT, where his team recently discovered a fundamentally new type of magnetic behavior in a mineral called herbertsmithite.

SLAC and Stanford Professor Young S. Lee
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Ying Diao, a postdoctoral researcher who brought key innovations to a printing technique for flexible electronics and solar panels, will receive an award for...

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Researchers have taken a big step toward accomplishing what battery designers have been trying to do for decades – design a pure lithium anode.