SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Synchrotrons play role in Nobel Prize research

Synchrotrons played a key role in the research that won Brian Kobilka, a professor and chair of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the Stanford School of Medicine, the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday.

Oct 25, 2012
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Experiments probe megavirus in high resolution

(Phys.org) -- Sandwiched among the many lengthy technical titles for experiments conducted at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser, one stood out for its two-word simplicity, spelled out in all caps: "GIANT VIRUSES."

Aug 17, 2012
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Extreme plasma theories put to the test

The first controlled studies of extremely hot, dense matter have overthrown the widely accepted 50-year old model used to explain how ions influence each other's behavior in a dense plasma. The results should ...

Aug 06, 2012
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Organic crystals put laser focus on magnetism

(Phys.org) -- In the first successful experiment of its type at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source, scientists used terahertz frequencies of light to change the magnetic state of a sample and then measured ...

Jul 27, 2012
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Bringing telescope tech to X-ray lasers

(Phys.org) -- Technology that helps ground-based telescopes cut through the haze of Earth's atmosphere to get a clearer view of the heavens may also be used to collect better data at cutting-edge X-ray lasers ...

Jul 11, 2012
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