As a part of its initiative to further research in biology, chemistry and material sciences, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory unveiled one of the world’s most advanced cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facilities in April.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry made his final stop on his tour of national laboratories in the Bay Area at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on Mar. 28, when he delivered a motivational speech to its employees. Perry praised their cutting-edge scientific research and expressed support for finding economically feasible solutions to energy challenges.
In a recent study, researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory used x-rays to observe the atomic processes that take place when blood pressure drugs interact with cells. Resulting discoveries may lead to more effective treatments for patients who suffer from hypertension.
Forty years after SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) researchers first extracted hard X-rays from the program’s Stanford Positron Electron Asymmetric Ring (SPEAR) accelerator, the laboratory has continued to produce cutting-edge research in the field while inspiring similar efforts around the world.
The world’s largest X-ray machine is capturing images of some of life’s smallest compounds at one quadrillionth of a second. A collaborative group of researchers published two studies in Nature on Feb. 3 that gave a first look at femtosecond imaging of single particles and nano-sized crystals.