SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Giving smart materials an IQ test at SSRL

Anna Llordés, a chemist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Molecular Foundry, looks for simple, inexpensive ways to make "smart" materials that save or store energy. One way she and her colleagues ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Nanophysics
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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."

dateAug 17, 2012 in General Physics
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Tracking signs of better catalysts

(PhysOrg.com) -- SLAC researchers have taken a big step toward making useful catalysts easier to find or create—processes that have previously relied on trial and error. As explained yesterday in the ...

dateJan 12, 2011 in Materials Science
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Crowd-sourcing the Future of Accelerators

(PhysOrg.com) -- Accelerator technology has made huge leaps forward, prompting important developments well beyond high energy physics in areas as diverse as energy and the environment, medicine, industry, national security ...

dateJan 13, 2012 in General Physics
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Copper shock: An atomic-scale stress test

(Phys.org) —Scientists used the powerful X-ray laser at the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to create movies detailing trillionths-of-a-second changes in the arrangement ...

dateOct 22, 2013 in General Physics
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