SLAC’s Arianna Gleason speaks with advisors to Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouilette
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Scientists from universities, laboratories and private companies around the world use our cutting-edge research facilities. Their discoveries benefit a wide range of fields, including materials and energy sciences, chemistry, biology, medicine, environmental science, engineering, astronomy and physics. The lab also develops relationships with industry and other government agencies to better bridge the gap between scientific discoveries and their practical applications. 

A unique partner 

Founded on partnerships

Stanford University operates SLAC for the DOE Office of Science. Our strong ties with Stanford go all the way back to the lab’s founding and that growing partnership is crucial to carrying out our scientific vision. Stanford and SLAC work together in joint research institutes and centers that focus on cosmology and astrophysics, materials and energy sciences, catalysis, ultrafast science and cryogenic electron microscopy. Our location in Silicon Valley and our connections with DOE, Stanford and other leading research centers speed our progress. We amplify our impact by working with companies to help spread the benefits of basic research into society.

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How to partner with SLAC

Partnering with SLAC gives companies and organizations access to our world-class experimental facilities, expert scientists and patented technologies. Industrial partners, Stanford, Silicon Valley businesses and other government agencies come to us with problems requiring the unique combination of facilities and expertise only SLAC can provide.

SLAC regularly works with companies both small and large to solve technological challenges and advance technology for deployment into the global marketplace. 

Image - Muhammad Shumail, a PhD student, inspects the microwave undulator that he worked to design and build. (Fabricio Sousa/SLAC)

Small businesses or government entities can become SLAC suppliers. Find opportunities, login as an active supplier or register as a new supplier here.

Science and User Support Building (SUSB)

Take advantage of SLAC’s tools and techniques for your research. Learn more about our scientific facilities and how to use them here.

Alex Kintzer and Robert Stroud at SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Light Source.

Find more information on our mission to develop relationships with industry and other government agencies to better bridge the gap between scientific discoveries and their practical applications.

The TMO Control Room 1.1 located in the Near Experimental Hall at LCLS

Use our facilities

Our tools and techniques

Thousands of scientists from all over the world come to  SLAC each year to conduct research. SLAC’s scientific users are critical to the laboratory’s success, driving scientific discoveries and contributing to the lab’s technological advancements. 

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Partnerships in our news

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With a new suite of tools, scientists discovered exactly how tiny plate-like catalyst particles carry out a key step in that conversion – the...

Illustration of nanoscale catalyst particles.
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The process, which also facilitates name changes for religious, marital and other reasons, allows researchers of all genders to own their academic work by...

Name Change
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The lab will help fund the work of researchers who use artificial intelligence and machine learning to make energy systems more sustainable, affordable, resilient...

Portrait of Yi Cui, director of the Precourt Institute at Stanford
News Feature

With a new suite of tools, scientists discovered exactly how tiny plate-like catalyst particles carry out a key step in that conversion – the...

Illustration of nanoscale catalyst particles.
News Feature

The process, which also facilitates name changes for religious, marital and other reasons, allows researchers of all genders to own their academic work by...

Name Change
News Feature

The lab will help fund the work of researchers who use artificial intelligence and machine learning to make energy systems more sustainable, affordable, resilient...

Portrait of Yi Cui, director of the Precourt Institute at Stanford
News Brief

Two groups of researchers drew on SLAC tools to better understand how to target a key part of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Illustration of SARS-CoV-2, a round ball with spikes.