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Superconducting X-Ray Laser Takes Shape in Silicon Valley

The first cryomodule has arrived at SLAC. Linked together and chilled to nearly absolute zero, 37 of these segments will accelerate electrons to almost the speed of light and power an upgrade to the nation’s only X-ray free-electron laser facility.

Symmetry: Machine Evolution

Planning the next big science machine requires consideration of both the current landscape and the distant future.