SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Deadly Carcinogen Unraveled

( -- Using the bright X-ray beam of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, researchers have unveiled the mystery behind one of the deadliest toxins that causes liver cancer.

dateMay 04, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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Muon makes tracks in EXO-200 detector

( -- The Enriched Xenon Observatory-200, a prototype observatory that will search for exotic decays of fundamental particles of matter, passed a significant if unofficial milestone last month: its detector registered ...

dateFeb 01, 2011 in General Physics
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The decades-long search for the Higgs

( -- It was a little over two years ago that the Large Hadron Collider kicked off its search for the Higgs boson. But the hunt for the Higgs really began decades ago with the realization of a puzzle to be solved, ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in General Physics
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First Test of New X-ray Laser Strips Neon Bare

( -- It takes a lot of energy to strip all ten electrons from an atom of neon. Doing it from the inside out, knocking away the most-closely-held, innermost electrons first, is an even rarer feat. But the brilliant ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in General Physics
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