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January 25, 2012 — SSRL

Scientists Create First Atomic X-ray Laser

Menlo Park, Calif. -- Scientists working at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have created the shortest,...
November 17, 2011 — SSRL

SLAC Research Cracks Puzzle of Enzyme Critical to Food Supply

SLAC’s Uwe Bergmann holds a model of a critical cluster of atoms inside the nitrogenase enzyme where atmospheric nitrogen is converted...
November 2, 2011 — SSRL

Persis Drell to Step Down as SLAC Laboratory Director

"After a decade in lab management, I feel this is the right time for me to get back to my first loves of research and teaching,"...
July 1, 2011 — SSRL

X-rays Reveal Patterns in the Plumage of the First Birds

Synchrotron rapid scanning x-ray fluorescence image of the calcium distribution in a fossil specimen of Confuciusornis sanctus, an ~120...
June 16, 2011 — SSRL

Metallic Glass: A Crystal at Heart

Scientists used a diamond anvil cell like this one to squeeze tiny samples of metallic glass. Under very high pressure, the samples switched...
March 25, 2011 — SSRL

High-temperature Superconductor Spills Secret: A New Phase of Matter

An unprecedented three-pronged study has found that one type of high-temperature superconductor may exhibit a new phase of matter. As in all...
February 3, 2011 — SSRL

Giant Virus, Tiny Protein Crystals Show X-ray Laser's Power and Potential

The LCLS Atomic, Molecular and Optical instrument hutch where the experiments were performed, with the CAMP chamber at center-right. (Photo...
December 3, 2010 — SSRL

Strange Discovery: Bacteria Built with Arsenic

Staff Scientist Sam Webb, who led the research undertaken at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource. (Photo by Brad Plummer.) In...
November 11, 2009 — SSRL

Stanford-led research helps overcome barrier for organic electronics

Electronic devices can't work well unless all of the transistors, or switches, within them allow electrical current to flow easily when they are...
November 11, 2009 — SSRL

Form of Mercury in Older Dental Fillings Unlikely to be Toxic – U of S Research Team

Amid the on-going controversy over the safety of mercury-containing dental fillings, a University of Saskatchewan research team has shed new light on...