FY 2016 LDRD Projects
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FY23 Important Dates
- FY24 call for proposals
- FY24 proposals due
May 2, 2023
- FY24 proposal presentations
New LDRD Projects for FY16
Molecular Basis of Ecosystems N Cycling: A Strategic SLAC Biosciences Program
Lead Scientist: John Bargar
This LDRD will develop capabilities to produce functional proteins and their complexes from environmental matagenomes, and characterize the structures of these proteins. In so doing, we will develop a new research competency strategically aligned with SLAC and BER missions.
Electrochemical Heat Harvesting and Cooling
Lead Scientist: William Chueh
In this work, we propose to investigate novel electrochemical heat engines for converting heat to electricity and for cooling that decouple charge transport from heat transport. If successfule, this work will seed a major initiative at SLAC for waste heat recovery and thermal management that goes significantly beyond the current state-of-the-art thermoelectric materials, and develops a team towards an Energy Frontier Research Center.
A Radio for Hidden Photon Dark Matter
Lead Scientist: Kent Irwin
We propose a two-year effort to develop the key technologies for a full stage-2 hidden photon search program based on a hidden photon radio with quantum-limited superconducting amplifiers, and to set important new model-independent limits on hidden-photon dark matter.
Lead Scientist: Chris Kenney
Most of the science performed at SLAC, throughout the DOE complex, and beyond is enabled by sophisticated electronic systems. Almost all of these electrical systems require interconnections among components and with the outside world for information and energy exchange. This proposal would develop the next generation of interconnects and assembly technology at SLAC by making use of the edges of semiconductor chips to extend systems into the third dimension.
Scattering Studies and Crystal Growth of Quantum Materials
Lead Scientist: Young Lee
The purpose of this project is to develop research capabilities for investigating the fundamental physics of quantum materials with a comprehensive effort involving x-ray and neutron scattering, crystal growth, and thermodynamic measurements. We will develop capabilities along two fronts: growing crystals of important quantum materials and preparing them for specialized x-ray and neutron scattering experiments. The overall theme of the research is to understand the phases of quantum matter such as exotic superconductors and quantum spin liquids. An important direction in our synthesis pursuits is to investigate whether doping a spin liquid with charge carriers can result in a superconducting state.
Megawatt THz Optical Parametric Amplifier
Lead Scientist: Emilio Nanni
We propose the first demonstration of a THz optical parametric amplifier (OPA) with full phase and amplitude control. The center frequency of the amplifier is 0.5 THz with a peak power of 1.25 MW, a pulse length of 10 ns and an instantaneous bandwidth of 50 GHz. The repetition rate is 120 Hz and the average THz power is 1.5 W.
Integrated Electrochemical-Biological System for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals from CO2
Lead Scientist: Alfred Spormann
We will research the unexplored interface of two technologies that are individually well established and examine the potential and bottlenecks of combining electrocatalyic synthesis of small metabolizable molecules with a microbial fermentation platform for CO2-neutral production of fuels and chemicals.
Accelerating Nanocrystal Synthetic Development
Lead Scientist: Christopher Tassone
We will develop a first-of-a-kind toolset to access real time monitoring and process control for nanocrystal synthesis in-situ at high temperature. It will consist of a flow reactor nanocrystal synthesis that will be integrated to the simultaneous small and wide angle scattering capabilities of SSRL beamline 1-5.
Quantum Optics and Biological Probes with Silicon Vacancies in CVD Grown Diamond
Lead Scientist: Jelena Vuckovic
We will investigate the silicon-vacancy (SiV) center in diamond for applications in both quantum technologies and in high resolution imaging. Our material approach is based on diamond CVD growth performed at Stanford by the groups of Nick Melosh and ZX Shen, including growth of nanodiamonds and diamond films from moleculardiamond templates, and growth of diamond epilayers on diamond substrates.
All Active Projects for FY16
|Abild-Pedersen, Frank||Ultrafast Surface Chemical Transformation at the X-ray Laser LCSC|
|Akerib, Daniel||LUX/LZ Dark Matter Search|
|Bargar, John||Molecular Basis of Ecosystems N Cycling: A strategic SLAC Biosciences Program|
|Bargar, John||Real Time Control of Subsurface Fractures and Fluid Flow|
|Carini, Gabriella||Cpix Detector Evaluation|
|Chueh, William||Electrochemical Heat Harvesting & Cooling|
|Cohen, Aina||Chemistry in Motion: Probing Enzymatic Reaction Mechanisms in Crystallo|
|Fiuza, Frederico||Modeling Acceleration in Laser-Driven Shocks|
|Glenzer, Siegfried||Center for Laboratory Astrophysics|
|Goldhaber-Gordon, David||Structural Characterization of Electrolyte and Polymer Gated Electronics to Better Control Device Properties|
|Irwin, Kent||A Radio For Hidden Photon Dark Matter|
|Kenney, Chris||Monolithic Area Detector for Soft X-rays and Charged Particles|
|Kenney, Chris||Multidimensional Interconnects|
|Kirchmann, Patrick||Ultrafast 11eV Source for Time-Resolved Photoemission|
|Kuo, Chao-Lin||KIPAC Initiative on Cosmic Inflation|
|Lee, Wei-Sheng||Exploring the Scientific Capability of Momemtum-Resolved Resonant Inelastic Soft X-ray Scattering for Material Science Research|
|Lee, Young||Scattering Studies and Crystal Growth of Quantum Materials|
|Nanni, Emilio||Megawatt THz Optical Parametric Amplifier|
|Nordlund, Dennis||New Initiative for Pioneering Research in Biology, Chemistry, and Material Science with State-of-the-Art Soft X-ray Spectroscopy|
|Osipov, Timur||Spatial and Time Resolving Pixel Detector-Tixel|
|Reid, Alexander||Development of Nano Ultrafast Electron Diffraction at SLAC|
|Spormann, Alfred||Integrated Electrochemical-Biological System for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals from CO2|
|Studt, Felix||CO2 to MEOH Conversion|
|Tassone, Christopher||Accelerating Nanocrystal Synthetic Development|
|Toney, Mike||Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Perovskite Films Solar Absorbers: What is the role of defect?|
|Toney, Mike||Battery Electrode/Electrolyte Studies|
|Vojvodic, Aleksandra||Beyond the Current Limitations of Water Splitting Catalysts|
|Vuckovic, Jelena||Quantum Optics and Biological Probes with Silicon Vacancies in CVD Grown Diamond|
|Wakatsuki, Soichi||PolyUbiquitin Structural Biology|
|Wang, Xijie||Ultrafast Electron Diffraction Studies|
|Weker, Johanna||Cross-Platform Multiple Length Scale Imaging System for Energy Storage Materials|
FY23 mid-year reports are due May 1, 2023
FY24 Proposal Cycle
FY24 LDRD call for proposals Q2 FY23