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Stanford Earth News, February 25, 2020
"A better way to build diamonds" (also a SLAC News Feature)

SLAC News Brief, January 20, 2020
"First detailed electronic study of new nickelate superconductor"

SLAC News Feature, December 3, 2019
"Study sheds light on the really peculiar 'normal' phase of high-temperature superconductors"

SLAC News Brief, November 21, 2019
"Theorists probe the relationship between ‘strange metals’ and high-temperature superconductors"

SLAC News Feature, September 26, 2019
"Scientists finally find superconductivity in exactly the place they've been looking for decades"

SLAC News Feature, January 7, 2019
"SLAC/Stanford team discovers new way of switching exotic properties on and off in topological material"

Physics World, Superconductivity Research Update, November 3, 2018
"X-ray scattering reveals plasmons in high-temperature superconductors"

SLAC News Feature, October 31, 2018
"Scientists make first detailed measurements of key factors related to high-temperature superconductivity"

SLAC News Feature, July 25, 2018 (from Energy News)
"Department of Energy announces $30 million for ‘ultrafast’ science"

SLAC News Feature, March 20, 2018
"Weird Superconductor Leads Double Life"

SLAC News Feature, November 30, 2017
"Study confirms that cuprate materials have fluctuating stripes that may be linked to high-temperature superconductivity"

PSI Media Release, July 7, 2017
"Research experience from California benefits Swiss X-ray free-electron laser SwissFEL"

Science 357, 32-33 (2017)
"Hunting down unconventional superconductors" ("Perspectives" by D.-H. Lee)

IEEE Spectrum: Nanoclast, July 6, 2017
"Tool reveals mechanism behind high-temperature superconductivity"

SLAC Press Release, July 6, 2017
"Scientists get first direct look at how electrons 'dance' with vibrating atoms"

Nature Physics 13, 630-631 (2017)
"Topological materials: monolayers have the edge" ("News and Views" by A. Devarakonda and J. G. Checkelsky)

LBNL News Release, June 26, 2017
"2-D material’s traits could send electronic R&D spinning in new directions"

SLAC News Feature, June 14, 2017
"New research finds a missing piece to high-temperature superconductor mystery"

ESRF Spotlight on Science, June 12, 2017
"RIXS reveals signatures of propagating charge density wave excitations in cuprates"

SLAC News Feature, April 11, 2017
"New SLAC theory institute aims to speed research on exotic materials at light sources"

San Jose Mercury News Daily HomePage, January 13, 2017

SLAC News Feature, January 4, 2017
"SLAC study: light can switch on topological materials"

Forbes Science Blog, December 26, 2016
"World's Tiniest Wires Use Diamonds To Assemble Themselves Like LEGOs"

Engadget, December 26, 2016
"Stanford students discover how to build wires like Lego"

CNET, December 26, 2016
"Ridiculously thin diamond wires could help make tech tiny"

Quartz, December 26, 2016
"Scientists created the thinnest wires yet made of atoms coated in diamonds"

SLAC Press Release, December 26, 2016
"Researchers Use World's Smallest Diamonds to Make Wires Three Atoms Wide"

Science 350, 914-915 (2015)
"Magnetic fields make waves in cuprates" ("Perspective" by M.-H. Julien)

SLAC Press Release, November 5, 2015
"Researchers Discover a New Dimension to High-temperature Superconductivity"

SLAC News Feature, May 27, 2015
"Spiraling laser pulses could change the nature of graphene"

SLAC News Feature, February 20, 2015
"New Programs Enhance SIMES Role in Studying Exotic New Materials"

SLAC News Feature, December 19, 2014
"First direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter competes with high-temperature superconductivity"

Nature 515, 205-206 (2014)
"High-temperature superconductivity: Electron mirages in an iron salt" ("News and Views" by J. Zaanen)

Chemistry World, November 13, 2014
"Good vibrations brighten superconductor outlook"

SLAC Press Release, November 12, 2014
"Study at SLAC Explains Atomic Action in High-Temperature Superconductors"

SLAC News Feature, October 20, 2014
"Puzzling new behavior found in high-temperature superconductors"

SLAC News Feature, April 24, 2014
"Scientists watch high-temperature superconductivity emerge out of magnetism"

SLAC News Feature, April 15, 2014
"Study shows high-energy magnetic interactions alone don't cause high-temperature superconductivity"

iSGTW: International Science Grid of the Week Feature, March 19, 2014
"Scientists explore why some materials are superconductive at high temperatures"

SLAC News Feature, January 31, 2014
"SIMES Simulations Track Energized Electrons to Understand Complex Materials"

SLAC Today, May 16, 2012
"X-ray Laser Uncovers Secrets of Complex Oxide Material"

SLAC Today, February 21, 2012
"Tom Devereaux Appointed Director of SIMES"

SLAC Press Release, March 24, 2011
"High-temperature Superconductor Spills Secret: A New Phase of Matter"

SLAC Today, April 6, 2010
"To Surf, or to Dance? Electrons' Extracurricular Activities Affect Superconductivity"

SLAC Today, March 23, 2010
"Humboldt Awardees Explore Superconductivity at SLAC and Abroad"

SLAC Today, March 18, 2010
"Taming the Superconductor"

SLAC Today, March 16, 2010
"Workshop Highlights SLAC and Stanford Photon Science"

CMSN Newsletter 5 (Summer 2009)
"Evidence for weak electronic correlations in the iron pnictides"

Physics 2, 60 (2009)
"Are iron pnictides new cuprates?" ("Viewpoint" by Zlatko Tesanovic)

SLAC Today, July 27, 2009
"Three Research Grants and a New Branchline for SIMES and SSRL"

SLAC Today, May 15, 2009
"SLAC Physicists Honored as APS Fellows"

SLAC Today, March 23, 2009
"Do-it-yourself Supercomputing"

SLAC Today, December 19, 2008
"SLAC Scientists Awarded Supercomputing Time"

Science Highlights

"Biexciton phase from sign-free Monte Carlo"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - February 25, 2020

"A new ground state for oxide superconductor"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - January 21, 2020

"Disappearance of quasiparticles in a cuprate superconductor"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - November 29, 2019

"Strange metal transport driven by electronic correlations"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - November 26, 2019

"Identifying superconductivity in the doped Hubbard model"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - September 27, 2019

"A mysterious Fermi surface reconstruction in cuprates"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - March 27, 2019

"Time-varying shear strain as an ultrafast symmetry switch in a Weyl semimetal"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - January 2, 2019

"Three dimensional plasmons in cuprates"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - October 31, 2018

"Theoretical methods for nonequilibrium spectroscopies"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - August 22, 2018

"Unlocking superconductivity between competing phases"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - June 12, 2018

"Linking magnons and charge transfer to Tc,max in cuprates"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - June 12, 2018

"Stripe order from the perspective of the Hubbard model"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - April 20, 2018

"Improving memory efficiency for parallel computing"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - March 21, 2018

"Polaronic behavior in a weak-coupling superconductor"
SIMES DOE Science Highlight - March 2, 2018

"Numerical evidence of fluctuating stripes in cuprates"
SIMES Science Highlight - December 1, 2017

"Photo-induced chiral spin liquids"
SIMES Science Highlight - October 30, 2017

"Charge ordered ground state on the doped kagome spin liquid"
SIMES Science Highlight - August 11, 2017

"Quantifying Electron-Phonon Coupling in a Superconductor by Tracking Ultrafast Phonon Oscillations"
SIMES Science Highlight - July 7, 2017

"Quantum spin Hall state in monolayer 1T'-WTe2"
SIMES Science Highlight - June 26, 2017

"The dynamic character of charge density wave in cuprates"
SIMES Science Highlight - June 13, 2017

"Revealing collective coupling between lattice and electronic orders"
SIMES Science Highlight - March 28, 2017

"Three Atom Nanowires Templated with Diamondoids"
SIMES Science Highlight - December 27, 2016

"Distinct Electronic Stucture for the Extreme Magnetoresistance in YSb"
SIMES Science Highlight - December 23, 2016

"Ideal charge density wave order in the high-field state of superconducting YBCO"
SIMES Science Highlight - December 20, 2016

"Manipulating Electronic Transport with Light"
SIMES Science Highlight - October 20, 2016

"Unraveling the Superconducting Gap of FeSe Films"
SIMES Science Highlight - October 19, 2016

"Tailoring Novel Superconductivity"
PSI Science Highlights - April 11, 2016

"Extracting Critical Behavior by Non-Equilibrium Means"
SIMES Science Highlight - February 24, 2016

"Revelation of an Elusive Phase in High-Tc Cuprate at High Magnetic Field"
SIMES Science Highlight - November 6, 2015

"Confluence of Strong Interactions, Topology and Geometry"
SIMES Science Highlight - June 11, 2015

"A Route toward Ultrafast Manipulation via Coherent Lattice Dynamics"
SIMES Science Highlight - June 8, 2015

"Laser control of energy bands in graphene"
SIMES Science Highlight - May 11, 2015

"Spectroscopic Evidence for the Phase Competition Between the Pseudogap and High-Tc Superconductivity"
SSRL Science Highlights - January 30, 2015

"Closing the Loop on Orbital Currents"
SIMES Science Highlight - January 2, 2015

"Substrate phonons enhance superconductivity at the interface"
SIMES Science Highlight - November 13, 2014

"Spectroscopic Evidence for Phase Competition in Bi2212"
SIMES Science Highlight - November 2, 2014

"Probing lattice vibrations in a topological insulator"
SIMES Science Highlight - October 11, 2014

"Superconductivity-Charge Order Competition Universal for High-Temperature Cuprate Superconductivity"
SIMES Science Highlight - June 30, 2014

"The Missing Link in High-Tc Cuprate Phenomenology"
SIMES Science Highlight - June 30, 2014

"Magnetism and Superconductivity Compete in Iron-based Superconductors"
SSRL Science Highlights - April 30, 2014

"Visualizing the flow of energy and charge in real-space with x-rays"
SIMES Science Highlight - April 15, 2014

"Direct evidence for competition between magnetism and superconductivity"
SIMES Science Highlight - April 11, 2014

"Completing the puzzle of spin excitations in cuprate superconductors"
SIMES Science Highlight - February 28, 2014

"Real Time View of Electron-Phonon Scattering"
SIMES Science Highlight - December 26, 2013

"Manipulating Dirac Electrons with Ultrafast Laser Pulses"
SIMES Science Highlight - October 16, 2013

"Electron correlations hold the key to early stages of ultrafast relaxation"
SIMES Science Highlight - August 29, 2013

"Lattice coupling sculpts properties of low dimensional complex materials"
SIMES Science Highlight - June 25, 2013

"Revealing the elusive coupling between spin and charge orders"
SIMES Science Highlight - April 2, 2013

"New mechanism for emergent charge orders"
SIMES Science Highlight - January 2, 2013

"Emergent phase arises from competing spin and charge order"
SIMES Science Highlight - December 10, 2012

"Elucidating the cuprate phase diagram"
SIMES Science Highlight - October 21, 2012

"Competing Phases Found in High-Temperature Superconductor"
SSRL Science Highlight - 2012 (Highlight links to a Lay Summary)

"Strong forward scattering by lattice vibrations in high-Tc cuprate superconductors"
SIMES Science Highlight - June 11, 2012

"X-­ray Free Electron Laser (FEL) Sheds New Light onto the Dynamics of Charge Ordering in a Condensed Matter System: Nickelates"
SIMES Science Highlight - April 8, 2012

"Anisotropy in Iron-Based Superconductors"
SIMES Science Highlight - August 25, 2011

"Symmetry Breaking Orbital Anisotropy in Iron-based Superconductors"
SSRL Science Highlight - 2011 (Highlight links to a Lay Summary)

"From a Single-Band Metal to a High-Temperature Superconductor via Two Thermal Phase Transitions"
SSRL Science Highlight - 2011 (Highlight links to a Lay Summary. See also ALS Science Highlight)

"High Performance Computing Cracks the Wavefunction Code"
SIMES Science Highlight - November 1, 2010

"Particle-Hole Symmetry Broken Pseudogap in High Temperature Superconductors"
SSRL Science Highlight - 2010 (Link to Lay Summary)

"Electron Correlation in Iron-Based Superconductors"
ALS Science Highlights - 2010

"Polaron Coherence Condensation in Layered Colossal Resistive Manganites"
ALS Science Highlights - 2008

"Pseudogap and Superconducting Gap in High-Temperature Superconductors"
SSRL Science Highlight - 2007 (Link to Lay Summary)

"Pseudogaps, Polarons, and the Mystery of High-Tc Superconductivity"
ALS Science Highlights - 2006

Videos and Video Abstracts

Revealing the Degree of Magnetic Frustration by Nonmagnetic Impurities
New J. Phys. 13, 043025 (2011)