As one of 17 Department of Energy national laboratories, SLAC conducts research in a wide range of scientific areas and develops technologies in support of national priorities. Part of our DOE mission is to work with partners to innovate and spread the benefits of federally funded research and development out into society as a whole. SLAC regularly works with companies both small and large to solve technological challenges and advance technology for deployment into the global marketplace. This work is already benefiting companies and communities regionally and across the nation.
Scientists from universities, laboratories and private companies around the world use our cutting-edge research facilities.
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource provides extremely bright X-rays that scientists use in a wide range of research to probe matter on the scale of atoms and molecules.
Linac Coherent Light Source is the world’s first hard X-ray free-electron laser allowing researchers to make stop-action movies of chemistry in action and explore proteins for new pharmaceuticals.
FACET-II provides high-energy electron beams for researching revolutionary particle accelerator technologies that could make future accelerators 100 to 1,000 times smaller and a lot more capable.
The Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM facility gives scientists unprecedented views of the inner workings of cells and of technologies like batteries and solar cells.