Every year, more than 3,400 scientists from universities, laboratories and private companies around the world use our cutting-edge research facilities. Their discoveries benefit a wide range of fields, including materials and energy sciences, chemistry, biology, medicine, environmental science, engineering and physics.
FACET uses part of SLAC's 2-mile-long linear accelerator to generate high-density particle beams for experiments aimed at improving the power and efficiency of accelerators used in basic research, medicine, industry and other areas important to society.
LCLS produces ultrafast pulses of X-ray laser light a billion times brighter than any previous X-ray source, allowing researchers to freeze the motions of atoms and molecules and string those images together to make stop-motion movies.
SSRL provides extremely bright X-rays for a wide range of experiments that probe matter down to the scale of atoms and molecules. These studies target advances in energy production, human health, environmental cleanup, nanotechnology, novel materials and information technology, among other areas.