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DOE NATIONAL LABORATORY:
SLAC NATIONAL
ACCELERATOR LABORATORY

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is one of the world 's leading research laboratories. Established in 1962, it is located at Stanford University in Menlo Park, CA. Our mission is to design, construct and operate state-of-the-art electron accelerators and related experimental facilities for use in high-energy physics and synchrotron radiation research.

www.slac.stanford.edu


Features

New design could dramatically boost efficiency of low-cost solar panels

New design could dramatically boost efficiency of low-cost solar panels

A new material design tested in experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory could make low-cost solar panels far more efficient by greatly enhancing their ability to collect the sun's energy and release it as electricity.

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Scientists drive tiny shock waves through diamond

Researchers have used an X-ray laser to record, in detail never possible before, the microscopic motion and effects of shock waves rippling across diamond. The technique, developed at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, allows scientists to precisely explore the complex physics driving massive star explosions, which are critical for understanding fusion energy, and to improve scientific models used to study these phenomena.

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Scientists drive tiny shock waves through diamond

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Lab Contact Info

Contact: Andrew Freeberg
Phone: 650-926-4359
Email: afreeberg@slac.stanford.edu
Location: Menlo Park, CA

Lab Publications

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Lab News Releases
19-Jun-2015
New 'molecular movie' reveals ultrafast chemistry in motion
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

9-Jan-2015
World's most powerful camera receives funding approval
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

23-Jun-2014
Scientists use X-rays to look at how DNA protects itself from UV light
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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