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January 31, 2017
News Feature
After 50 Years of Operation, One-third of the Lab’s Historic Linear Accelerator Is Extracted to Build Powerful New X-Ray Laser
photo - the empty accelerator tunnel
October 28, 2016
News Feature
During a recent shutdown, engineers installed new beamline technology and a 3-D virtual tour captured rare views of the synchrotron’s interior.
New in-vacuum undulator
May 4, 2016
News Feature
The lab’s signature particle highway prepares to enter another era of transformative science as the home of the LCLS-II X-ray laser.
April 27, 2016
News Feature
New ‘GREEN-RF’ Technology Recycles Energy that Would Otherwise Go to Waste in Accelerating Particles for Science, Medicine, Industry
Looking down the SLAC Klystron Gallery.
August 26, 2015
Press Release
A SLAC-led research team working at the lab’s FACET facility has demonstrated a new way of accelerating positrons that could help develop smaller, more economical future particle colliders.
August 7, 2015
News Feature
Scientists and engineers in South Korea will soon be using SLAC’s signature high-power radio-frequency amplifiers, called XL4 klystrons, to get the most out of their new X-ray laser.
November 5, 2014
Press Release
Scientists have demonstrated that a promising technique for accelerating electrons on waves of hot plasma is efficient enough to power a new generation of shorter, more economical accelerators.
September 11, 2014
News Feature
Three scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have received international prizes for their achievements in free-electron laser science.
Image - From left, SLAC's Erik Hemsing, Zhirong Huang and William Fawley accept awards during the 36th International Free Electron Laser Conference in Basel, Switzerland. At right is SLAC's Paul Emma, who served as this year's FEL Prize committee chairman
July 29, 2014
News Feature
Researchers at SLAC collaborate with small businesses to develop technology so it can benefit the world at large.
A copper acceleration cavity with an extremely thin coating of tungsten.
June 6, 2014
News Feature
SLAC scientists have found a new way to produce bright pulses of light from accelerated electrons that could shrink "light source" technology used around the world since the 1970s to examine details of atoms and chemical reactions.
Image - Muhammad Shumail, a PhD student, inspects the microwave undulator that he worked to design and build. (Fabricio Sousa/SLAC)

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