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Sketching Out Magnetism With Electricity

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In a proof-of-concept study published in Nature Physics, researchers drew magnetic squares in a nonmagnetic material with an electrified pen and then “read” this magnetic doodle with X-rays.
11-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

SLAC Study: Light Can Switch on Topological Materials

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Theoretical physicists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory used computer simulations to show how special light pulses could create robust channels where electricity flows without resistance in an atomically thin...
4-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Use World's Smallest Diamonds to Make Wires Three Atoms Wide

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Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a way to use diamondoids – the smallest possible bits of diamond – to assemble atoms into the thinnest possible electrical...
22-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Masters of Crystallization

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Biology isn't just for biologists anymore. That's nowhere more apparent than in the newly furnished lab in room 097 of the Shriram Center basement, where flasks of bacterial and animal cells, snug in their incubators, are churning out proteins...
14-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Q&A: Simon Bare Catalyzes New Chemistry Effort at SLAC

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Simon Bare, who joined the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in April, spent 30 years as an industrial chemist investigating how catalysts work. Now, as co-director of the Chemistry and Catalysis Division at the lab’s...
30-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

‘Brighter Than A Billion Suns’: SLAC Studies Featured in TEDx Talk

Phil Manning and his colleagues have used synchrotron light for nearly a decade to help interpret the chemical signatures locked within fossilized life. Bright X-rays have allowed them to study fossilized worm burrows, recreate pigment patterns in...
28-Nov-2016 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Tabletop Technique Probes Outermost Electrons of Atoms Deep Inside Solids

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Researchers at the Stanford PULSE Institute have invented a new way to probe the valence electrons of atoms deep inside a crystalline solid.
18-Nov-2016 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New, Detailed Snapshots Capture Photosynthesis at Room Temperature

New X-ray methods at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have captured the highest resolution room-temperature images of protein complex photosystem II, which allows scientists to closely watch how water is split during...
17-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity

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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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