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December 12, 2017 — SSRL

Scientists Discover Path to Improving Game-Changing Battery Electrode

Electric car makers are intensely interested in lithium-rich battery cathodes that could significantly increase driving range. A new study opens a...
July 31, 2017 — SSRL

Scientists Watch ‘Artificial Atoms’ Assemble into Perfect Lattices with Many Uses

A serendipitous discovery lets researchers spy on this self-assembly process for the first time with SLAC’s X-ray synchrotron. What they learn will...
May 2, 2017 — SSRL

Shunned by Microbes, Organic Carbon Can Resist Breakdown in Underground Environments, Stanford Scientists Say

A new study reveals that organic matter whose breakdown would yield only minimal energy for hungry microorganisms preferentially builds up in...
February 3, 2017 — SSRL

SLAC Study Helps Explain Why Uranium Persists in Groundwater at Former Mining Sites

Decades after a uranium mine is shuttered, the radioactive element can still persist in groundwater at the site, despite cleanup efforts. A...
February 3, 2017 — SSRL

High-Resolution Imaging Reveals New Understanding of Battery Cathode Particles

Using advanced imaging techniques, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been able to...
December 26, 2016 — SSRL

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

New LEGO-style Building Method Has Potential for Making One-Dimensional Materials with Extraordinary Properties   Menlo Park, Calif. —...
June 7, 2016 — SSRL

New Chemical ‘Sponges’ Designed to Soak Up Toxic Cancer-fighting Drugs After Targeting Tumors

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley researchers are developing new tools to capture chemotherapy drugs before they circulate throughout the body. Doctors have...
April 1, 2016 — SSRL

X-rays Reveal How a Solar Cell Gets its Silver Stripes

The Goal: Make Solar Cells Cheaper by Eliminating Silver and Lead from Manufacturing Menlo Park, Calif. — The silver electrical contacts that carry...
January 11, 2016 — SSRL

A Simple Way to Make Lithium-ion Battery Electrodes that Protect Themselves

Surprising Result Could Pave Way to Cheaper, Higher Capacity Batteries Menlo Park, Calif. — Scientists at three Department of Energy national...
November 16, 2015 — SSRL

X-ray Microscope Reveals 'Solitons,' a Special Type of Magnetic Wave

Researchers used a powerful, custom-built X-ray microscope at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to directly observe the...