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A promising lead halide perovskite is great at converting sunlight to electricity, but it breaks down at room temperature. Now scientists have discovered how to stabilize it with pressure from a diamond anvil cell.
Illustration of a lead halide material being squeezed in a diamond anvil cell
Knowledge of physics and a love of challenges fuel May Ling Ng’s quest for nanometer perfection in the smooth surfaces of mirrors used at SLAC’s X-ray laser.
A woman stands in a long hallway with scientific equipment
G6PD deficiency affects about 400M people worldwide and can pose serious health risks. Uncovering the causes of the most severe cases could finally lead to treatments.
A pioneer in clean energy technology at Stanford and SLAC, he is one of eight scientists and engineers honored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Photo of Stanford and SLAC Professor Yi Cui
The results suggest a possible feedback that could help trap carbon in the ocean’s low-oxygen zones,...
Scientists watch from a ship deck as a sample is hauled in from the ocean.
The surprising results offer a way to boost the activity and stability of catalysts for making hydro...
Illustration showing a book with layers of atoms on its pages
Researchers at Stanford are working to develop a single-dose vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that could poten...
The ferritin nanoparticle, shown with red center and six blue spikes.
These fleeting disruptions, seen for the first time in lead hybrid perovskites, may help explain why...
An illustration shows polarons as bubbles of distortion in a perovskite lattice
The study, done on a mild-mannered relative of the virus that causes COVID-19, paves the way for see...
Illustration of a coronavirus spike