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November 30, 2017 — LCLS

SLAC-led Study Shows Potential for Efficiently Controlling 2-D Materials With Light

In experiments with the lab’s ultrafast ‘electron camera,’ laser light hitting a material is almost completely converted into nuclear vibrations,...
August 21, 2017 — LCLS

Scientists Create ‘Diamond Rain’ That Forms in the Interior of Icy Giant Planets

SLAC’s X-ray laser and Matter in Extreme Conditions instrument allow researchers to examine the exotic precipitation in real-time as it materializes...
July 6, 2017 — LCLS

Scientists Get First Direct Look at How Electrons ‘Dance’ with Vibrating Atoms

A precise new way to study materials shows this ‘electron-phonon coupling’ can be far stronger than predicted, and could potentially play a role in...
May 31, 2017 — LCLS

The World’s Most Powerful X-ray Laser Beam Creates ‘Molecular Black Hole’

When the X-rays blast electrons out of one atom, stripping it from the inside out, it steals more from its neighbors – a new insight that could help...
April 12, 2017 — LCLS

SLAC Celebrates Femtosecond Week

Got a millionth of a billionth of a second? There’s science that actually happens on this timescale. Join us online for a week of ultrafast science...
March 1, 2017 — LCLS

Scientists Develop Spectacles for X-Ray Lasers

An international team of scientists has tailored special X-ray glasses to concentrate the beam of an X-ray laser stronger than ever before. The...
February 13, 2017 — LCLS

X-Ray Pulses Reveal Structure of Viral Cocoon

Scientists analyse smallest ever protein crystals: An international team of scientists has used high-intensity X-ray pulses to determine the...
November 20, 2016 — LCLS

New, Detailed Snapshots Capture Photosynthesis at Room Temperature

Scientists Use SLAC’s X-ray Laser to Watch Water-splitting Reaction Menlo Park, Calif. — The living machinery responsible for photosynthesis – while...
November 14, 2016 — LCLS

X-ray Laser Gets First Real-time Snapshots of a Chemical Flipping a Biological Switch

Scientists have used the powerful X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to make the first snapshots of a...
November 4, 2016 — LCLS

SLAC, Berkeley Lab Researchers Prepare for Scientific Computing on the Exascale

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are playing key roles in two recently funded computing projects with...