SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Capturing More Gamma Rays

Stefan Funk wants to improve ground-based gamma ray imaging systems. Today's best instruments have their limits, Funk noted, and newer, more sensitive equipment is required to enter the next stage of astrophysical research. ...

Apr 13, 2010
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Extreme Jets Take New Shape

(PhysOrg.com) -- Jets of particles streaming from black holes in far-away galaxies operate differently than previously thought, according to a study published today in Nature. The new study reveals that m ...

Feb 17, 2010
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Silicon Detector Validated, Moves Forward

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two of the three detector design concepts for the proposed next linear collider have been validated by the International Detector Advisory Group, and their conclusions endorsed by the International ...

Sep 14, 2009
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Large Area Telescope First Year Data Released

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ever since the Large Area Telescope launched aboard the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope in June 2008, the LAT team has been analyzing data, searching for answers to some of the most pressing ...

Aug 27, 2009
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Quantum Dots Could Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

(PhysOrg.com) -- The transition to environmentally benign energy sources is one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. Solar power, which uses sunlight to generate electricity, is one promising source. It ...

Mar 11, 2009
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