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particles

Tiniest Particles Shrink Before Exploding When Hit With SLAC’s X-ray Laser

  Unanticipated Response to Intense Laser Light Has Broad Implications for Ultrafast X-ray Science
spintronics

Spintronics, low-energy electricity take a step closer

Topological insulators are recently discovered materials that differ from the familiar insulators and semiconductors in many ways. While topological insulators are fascinating for fundamental physics,...
nanostructures

3D “Nanobridges” Formed Using Electron Beam Writing with Tiny Jets of...

Researchers have demonstrated a new process for rapidly fabricating complex three-dimensional nanostructures from a variety of materials, including metals. The new technique uses nanoelectrospray...
electron gun

To Get More Oomph from an Electron Gun, Tip it With...

They sound like futuristic weapons, but electron guns are actually workhorse tools for research and industry: They emit streams of electrons for electron microscopes,...

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

Entanglement is one of the strangest phenomena predicted by quantum mechanics, the theory that underlies most of modern physics: It says that two particles...

Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity

Our world is ruled by four fundamental forces: the gravitational pull of massive objects, the electromagnetic interaction between electric charges, the strong nuclear interaction...

Researchers Discover a New Dimension to High-temperature Superconductivity

An Unprecedented Blend of Intense Magnetic and X-ray Laser Pulses Produces Surprising 3-D Effect

SLAC Experiment Finds Key to Natural Detoxifier’s Reactivity

Researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered that a mere 9-trillionths-of-a-meter reduction in the length of a chemical bond...

Global Team Seeks Individual X-ray Portraits of Active Viruses, Bacteria and...

A major international collaboration launched by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is laying the technical groundwork for taking individual, atomic-scale portraits...

UMD Advances NASA Mission to Build A Better Battery for Space...

A research team from the University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC) has been awarded $1 million in NASA funding for its all solid-state battery, a game-changing technology...

Study Finds that the Price of Wind Energy in the United...

Wind energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence...

Caltech Announces Discovery in Fundamental Physics

When the transistor was invented in 1947 at Bell Labs, few could have foreseen the future impact of the device. This fundamental development in...

Study: Biology, not just physics, controls release of scent compounds from...

Purdue University research suggests active biological mechanisms transport scent and taste compounds known as volatiles from plant cells to the atmosphere, a finding that...

New Computer Model Could Explain how Simple Molecules Took First Step...

Nearly four billion years ago, the earliest precursors of life on Earth emerged. First small, simple molecules, or monomers, banded together to form larger,...

New Design Could Dramatically Boost Efficiency of Low-Cost Solar Panels

X-ray Studies at SLAC’s Synchrotron Pave the Way for Better Methods to Convert Sunlight to Electricity A new material design tested in experiments at the...

Going Through Graphene

Scientists are busy characterizing and finding applications for graphene, a young class of carbon materials, first discovered in 1859, with research ramping up in...

New ‘Molecular Movie’ Reveals Ultrafast Chemistry in Motion

Scientists for the first time tracked ultrafast structural changes, captured in quadrillionths-of-a-second steps, as ring-shaped gas molecules burst open and unraveled. Ring-shaped molecules are...

Study Finds a Way to Prevent Fires in Next-Generation Lithium Batteries

In a study that could improve the safety of next-generation batteries, researchers discovered that adding two chemicals to the electrolyte of a lithium metal...

Symmetry matters in graphene growth

What lies beneath growing islands of graphene is important to its properties, according to a new study led by Rice University. Scientists at Rice analyzed patterns of...

Study proposes new way to measure superconducting fluctuations

A study published last month by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory provides theoretical evidence for a new effect that...