Improving Materials to Improve the Quality of Life

SIMES studies the nature, properties, interactions and synthesis of complex and novel materials. We seek:

To understand the relationship between the electronic and atomistic structure, collective behavior and dynamics of materials and their interfaces.

To apply that knowledge in the creation of affordable, cleaner and renewable energy sources and technologies.

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Staff Scientist Dr. Patrick Kirchmann notes “This is a time lapse of the installation of a custom set of laser tables from Newport in the SIMES UVH/Laser lab at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. It took a lot of preparation but we were actually able to complete this job in one day. I was impressed by the professional work of Peninsula Crane and Rigging from San Jose and would like to thank them as well as the team at SLAC”.