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Study shows a much cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial device

SLAC and Stanford researchers have shown for the first time that a cheap catalyst can split water and generate hydrogen gas for hours on end in the harsh environment of a commercial electrolyzer – a step toward large-scale hydrogen production for...
11-Oct-2019 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Day in the Life of a Cosmic-Ray ‘Bookkeeper’

When he was growing up, Jonathan LeyVa thought he’d follow his passion for race cars and pick a profession in automotive engineering. Instead he’s working on what will become one of the world’s most sensitive searches for dark matter, the...
30-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists finally find superconductivity in exactly the place they have been looking for decades

SLAC and Stanford scientists prove a well-known model of material behavior applies to high-temperature superconductors, giving them a new tool for understanding how these weird materials conduct electricity with no loss.
26-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers home in on extremely rare nuclear process

A hypothetical nuclear process known as neutrinoless double beta decay ought to be among the least likely events in the universe. Now the international EXO-200 collaboration, which includes researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National...
25-Sep-2019 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New round of DOE awards bolsters quantum information science at SLAC

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have received two DOE awards to explore how quantum information can be passed from one quantum device to another. The goal: develop ways to link quantum devices into...
16-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Plastics, Fuels and Chemical Feedstocks From CO2? They’re Working on It

Four SUNCAT scientists describe recent research results related to the quest to capture CO2 from the smokestacks of factories and power plants and use renewable energy to turn it into industrial feedstocks and fuels.
9-Sep-2019 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First report of superconductivity in a nickel oxide material

Scientists at SLAC and Stanford have made the first nickel oxide material that shows clear signs of superconductivity - the ability to transmit electrical current with no loss. The first in a potential new family of unconventional superconductors,...
28-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Report Two Advances in Understanding the Role of ‘Charge Stripes’ in Superconducting Materials

In independent studies, two research teams report important advances in understanding how charge stripes might interact with superconductivity. Both studies were carried out with X-rays at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator...
19-Aug-2019 1:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity

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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