SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Safe & reliable lithium-ion battery

Stanford University scientists have developed the first lithium-ion battery that shuts down before overheating, then restarts immediately when the temperature cools. The new technology could prevent the kind of fires that have prompted recalls and bans on a wide range of battery-powered devices, from recliners and computers to navigation systems and  hoverboards.
January 12, 2016
Zhenan Bao

Chi-Chang Kao

Director, SLAC

Chi-Chang Kao came to SLAC in 2010 from Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, where he served as chairperson of the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS).

Intro to SLAC

September 12, 2013
Tom Devereaux

Stefan Mannsfeld

Staff Scientist, SLAC

Mannsfeld has worked at Stanford and SLAC since receiving his Ph.D. in physics in 2005 from Germany’s Technical University in Dresden.  His current research focuses on the use of X-ray diffraction to elucidate the nucleation, growth, and molecular packing in organic thin films for organic electronics applications.

Burton Richter

Director Emeritus, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; Professor Emeritus, Physical Sciences

Burton Richter is director emeritus of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Paul Pigott Professor in the Physical Sciences, emeritus. Among his many awards are the Nobel Prize in Physics (1976), the E.O. Lawrence Medal of the Department of Energy (1976) and the Enrico Fermi Award presented by President Obama in 2012.

Jens Norskov

Director of SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, SLAC; Professor, Chemical Engineering; Professor, Photon Science Directorate; Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy

Jens Nørskov is the Leland T. Edwards Professor of Engineering, and professor of chemical engineering of photon science at Stanford and SLAC. He is also director of the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis at SLAC.

Introduction to Energy@Stanford & SLAC

Zhi-Xun Shen received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 1989, M.S. from Rutgers University in 1985, and B.S from Fudan University in 1983.

September 12, 2011
Zhi-Xun Shen