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Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford University or Stanford) is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford is known for its academic achievements, wealth, close proximity to Silicon Valley, and selectivity; it ranks as one of the world's top universities. The university was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford was a U.S. Senator and former Governor of California who made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. The school admitted its first students on October 1, 1891, as a coeducational and non-denominational institution.

Revitalizing batteries by bringing ‘dead’ lithium back to life

“Islands of inactive lithium creep like worms to reconnect with their electrodes, restoring a battery’s capacity and lifespan. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University may have found a way to revitalize …

A versatile set of detector building blocks prepares SLAC researchers for a challenging future of X-ray science

“The ePix series of detectors is designed to keep pace with ever more demanding experiments at SLAC and elsewhere. When the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory turned on the world’s first hard X-ray free-electron laser in …

New solar materials developed by Stanford scientists could usher in ultrathin, lightweight solar panel

“New, ultrathin photovoltaic materials could eventually be used in mobile applications, from self-powered wearable devices and sensors to lightweight aircraft and electric vehicles. A race is on in solar engineering to create almost impossibly-thin, flexible solar panels. Engineers imagine them …

Stanford engineers and physicists study quantum characteristics of ‘combs’ of light

“Frequency microcombs are specialized light sources that can function as light-based clocks, rulers and sensors to measure time, distance and molecular composition with high precision. New Stanford research presents a novel tool for investigating the quantum characteristics of these sources …

Stanford engineers develop a robotic hand with a gecko-inspired grip

“Aiming to create a robotic gripper that can grasp with delicate strength, researchers combine adhesives based on gecko toes with a customized robotic hand. Across a vast array of robotic hands and clamps, there is a common foe: the heirloom …

Stanford physicists help create time crystals with quantum computers

“A team of researchers including ones from Stanford and Google have created and observed a new phase of matter, popularly known as a time crystal. There is a huge global effort to engineer a computer capable of harnessing the power …

Stanford researchers develop a quantum simulator that exhibits the building blocks of sound

“Aiming to emulate the quantum characteristics of materials more realistically, researchers have figured out a way to create a lattice of light and atoms that can vibrate – bringing sound to an otherwise silent experiment. When sound was first incorporated into …

After 20 years of trying, scientists succeed in doping a 1D chain of cuprates

“The chemically controlled chains reveal an ultrastrong attraction between electrons that may help cuprate superconductors carry electrical current with no loss at relatively high temperatures. When scientists study unconventional superconductors – complex materials that conduct electricity with zero loss at relatively …

A new approach creates an exceptional single-atom catalyst for water splitting

“Anchoring individual iridium atoms on the surface of a catalytic particle boosted its performance in carrying out a reaction that’s been a bottleneck for sustainable energy production. A new way of anchoring individual iridium atoms to the surface of …

Stanford researchers make rechargeable batteries that store six times more charge

“A new type of rechargeable alkali metal-chlorine battery developed at Stanford holds six times more electricity than the commercially available rechargeable lithium-ion batteries commonly used today. An international team of researchers led by Stanford University has developed rechargeable batteries that …