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chemical bond
2015-02-13 08:38:15

Scientists have used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on the way to becoming a molecule.

protein snapshot
2014-12-10 06:59:01

An international research team that includes researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has captured the highest-resolution protein snapshots ever taken with an X-ray laser, revealing how a key protein in a photosynthetic bacterium changes shape when hit by light.

plasma wakefield acceleration
2014-11-10 03:00:59

SLAC demonstration shows technique is powerful and efficient enough to drive future particle accelerators.

Why Do Batteries Go Bad?
2014-09-16 03:05:46

Rapid charging and draining doesn't damage lithium ion electrode as much as thought

Two Exotic Forms Of Carbon Crafted Into A Molecule For Steering Electron Flow
2014-09-11 03:17:58

Scientists have married two unconventional forms of carbon – one shaped like a soccer ball, the other a tiny diamond – to make a molecule that conducts electricity in only one direction.

quantum vortices
2014-08-25 08:20:18

An experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory revealed a well-organized 3-D grid of quantum "tornadoes" inside microscopic droplets of supercooled liquid helium – the first time this formation has been seen at such a tiny scale.

Spinach Could Lead To Alternative Energy Stronger Than Popeye
2014-07-28 03:13:17

Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel.

New Light Shed On Fundamental Ultrafast Dynamics
2014-07-21 03:35:43

Ultrafast X-ray laser research led by Kansas State University has provided scientists with a snapshot of a fundamental molecular phenomenon.

2014-07-11 11:03:07

Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to estimate uncertainties in computer calculations that are widely used to speed the search for new materials for industry, electronics, energy, drug design and a host of other applications.

How To Make More Efficient Fuel Cells
2014-07-10 03:09:31

Using high-brilliance X-rays, researchers track the process that fuel cells use to produce electricity, knowledge that will help make large-scale alternative energy power systems more practical and reliable


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