Our Central Areas of Research

Ultrafast Chemical Science

Ultrafast Chemical Science at PULSE

At SLAC, scientists are able to use a “camera” that employs an X-ray laser to capture particle motions and chemical reactions with time resolutions in the femtosecond range.

Chemical Catalysis

Chemical Catalysis at SUNCAT

SLAC scientists study catalysts, materials that can affect chemical reactions without themselves being changed, which are critical to future energy technologies.