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A machine learning algorithm automatically extracts information to speed up – and extend – the study of materials with X-ray pulse pairs.

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For decades, materials scientists have focused on materials that are relatively balanced and unchanging – but not Yijing Huang, a postdoctoral scholar at the...
Yijing Huang at Stanford University
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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...

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At the Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) instrument at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) scientists provided the first direct, high-fidelity view of how...
MEC silicon
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Silicon, an element abundant in Earth’s crust, is currently the most widely used semiconductor material and is important in fields like engineering, geophysics and...
MEC silicon
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SLAC staff scientist Alexander Reid, the first user of the lab’s instrument for ultrafast electron diffraction (MeV-UED) since it became available to the international...
SLAC staff scientist Alexander Reid, the first user of the lab's instrument for ultrafast electron diffraction (MeV-UED).
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The second phase of a major upgrade project is now online at SLAC’S Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). On Saturday, scientists ushered an electron...
On Saturday, scientists ushered an electron beam through a new undulator to produce “soft” X-rays.
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Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) Hutch 6, located in the LCLS Far Experimental Hall.
Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) Hutch 6, located in the LCLS Far Experimental Hall.
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A SLAC-led team has invented a method, called XLEAP, that generates powerful low-energy X-ray laser pulses that are only 280 attoseconds, or billionths of...
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The ultrafast, ultrabright X-ray pulses of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) have enabled unprecedented views of a catalyst in action, an important step...
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Dominique White takes a look at the last cryomodule for LCLS-II delivered from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Dominique White takes a look at the last cryomodule for LCLS-II delivered from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.