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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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Blaine Mooers, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, has won this year’s  Farrel W. Lytle...
Blaine Mooers
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The Stanford Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the 2022-23 academic year Oct. 17-18. Trustees toured the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and...

Aerial photo of SLAC research yard
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Encapsulating precious-metal catalysts in a web-like alumina framework could reduce the amount needed in catalytic converters – and our dependency on these scarce metals.

A web of red material encapsulates blue polyhedrons.
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By detecting minute traces of original pigments in fossils, X-ray imaging at synchrotrons has given scientists the chemical evidence needed to discover the actual...
X-ray imaging at synchrotrons has given scientists the chemical evidence needed to discover the actual colors of ancient life forms.
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SSRL’s X-rays  uncovered a 6th century translation of a book by the Greek-Roman doctor Galen, allowing the hidden text to be read for the...
X-ray of ancient medical manuscript at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL).
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Cryo-EM and SSRL training workshop at SLAC.
Cryo-EM and SSRL training workshop
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Roberto Alonso Mori (right) and Dimosthenis Sokaras work on a spectrometer at SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.
A spectrometer at SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
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Cryo-EM image processing workshop at SSRL
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Aerial view of SSRL (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource) with SLAC’s campus in the background.
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SLAC’s research yard in the foreground, with the LINAC stretching 2 miles to the west, and SLAC’s campus on the right.
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The protein could play a key role in soil carbon cycling and soil decomposition.

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Fan’s X-ray crystallography work at SLAC’s synchrotron moves us closer to a more protective coronavirus vaccine and a better understanding of how vital materials...

Fan wins this year's Klein award from SSRL.