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Superconducting X-Ray Laser Takes Shape in Silicon Valley

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An area known for high-tech gadgets and innovation will soon be home to an advanced superconducting X-ray laser that stretches 3 miles in length, built by a collaboration of national laboratories. On January 19, the first section of the machine’s...
19-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar Visits SLAC

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Paul Dabbar, the Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science, visited SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Jan. 17 for a day of tours and discussions on how the lab is driving scientific innovation. His visit included meetings with SLAC and...
18-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Q&A: Alan Heirich and Elliott Slaughter Take On SLAC’s Big Data Challenges

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As the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory builds the next generation of powerful instruments for groundbreaking research in X-ray science, astronomy and other fields, its Computer Science Division is preparing for the...
9-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Q&A: Sam Webb Teaches X-Ray Science from a Remote Classroom

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When Sam Webb teaches, he shows that science is a part of everyday life. For him, it’s important that students learn science does not need to be intimidating. Webb is a staff scientist at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)...
20-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Major Technology Developments Boost LCLS X-Ray Laser’s Discovery Power

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Accelerator experts at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are developing ways to make the most powerful X-ray laser better than ever. They have created the world’s shortest X-ray pulses for capturing the motions of...
18-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Discover Path to Improving Game-Changing Battery Electrode

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Researchers from Stanford University, two Department of Energy national labs and the battery manufacturer Samsung created a comprehensive picture of how the same chemical processes that give cathodes their high capacity are also linked to changes in...
8-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Zooms in on Enzyme That Repairs DNA Damage from UV Rays

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A research team at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) to study an enzyme found in plants, bacteria and some animals that repairs DNA damage caused by the sun’s...
4-Dec-2017 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Confirms that Cuprate Materials Have Fluctuating Stripes that May Be Linked to High-temperature Superconductivity

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown that copper-based superconductors, or cuprates – the first class of materials found to carry electricity with no loss at relatively...
30-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity

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In this Q&A, Particle Physics and Astrophysics Professor Lance Dixon of Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory explains one approach to developing such a theory, called quantum gravity.
18-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST

SLAC Researchers to Present at AAAS 2015

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers will share the latest discoveries and innovations in a wide range of fields at this year’s AAAS Annual Meeting (Feb. 12-16 in San Jose, Calif.), including X-ray lasers, quantum materials, citizen...
10-Feb-2015 6:40 PM EST

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