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SSRL is a pioneering synchrotron radiation facility known for outstanding science, technological innovation and user support. It provides extremely bright X-rays that scientists use for a wide range of research that probes matter on the scales of atoms and molecules.

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Aerial view of Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)

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Supported by SLAC's catalysis group Co-ACCESS, researchers discover new ways to boost the performance of catalysts that turn carbon dioxide into methanol. 

Aerial photo of SSRL
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Poster illustration of public lecture featuring Ashley James

Poster illustration of public lecture featuring Ashley James

Public lecture presented by Ashley James

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Devereaux was honored for contributions to materials science and was among seven Stanford-affiliated researchers named AAAS Fellows this year.

Thomas Devereaux
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Scientists at Stanford and NYU have published and investigated a new structure of the protein LAG-3 which could enable the development of new cancer...

Three people in lab coats examine chemistry equipment.

SSRL utilizes x-rays produced by its accelerator, the Stanford Positron Electron Asymmetric Ring (SPEAR3), shown in this photo from 2004.

A View Inside SLAC's SPEAR3 Tunnel

Sunrise timelapse of Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)

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A   swap of metals and a mutation ramp up the electric field strength at the active site of an enzyme, making it  ...

Illustration of an enzyme modified to work 50 times faster
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Powerful X-rays generated at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory help researchers shed new light on feather evolution.

This figure shows how protein compositions in feathers change over time and temperature.
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Sebek’s extraordinary career at SSRL includes helping build the facility’s original electron injector back in the 1980s and working on almost all of its...

This photograph shows 2023 Lytle award winner Jim Sebek at work on SSRL's electrical systems.
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James’ research on chronic and acute mercury exposure challenges conventional views

Ashley James sits on a park bench.