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December 2, 2019
Press Release
Called XLEAP, the new method will provide sharp views of electrons in chemical processes that take place in billionths of a billionth of a second and drive crucial aspects of life.
XLEAP
August 12, 2019
News Feature
At SLAC’s FACET facility, researchers have produced an intense electron beam by 'sneaking’ electrons into plasma, demonstrating a method that could be used in future compact discovery machines that explore the subatomic world.
Trojan horse illustration
July 10, 2019
News Feature
Combined with the lab’s LCLS X-ray laser, it’ll provide unprecedented atomic views of some of nature’s speediest processes.
Alex Reid - UED
June 18, 2019
News Feature
Physicist Tor Raubenheimer explores the world by climbing rocks and designing particle accelerators.
Photo: Tor Raubenheimer, accelerator physicist
May 30, 2019
News Feature
Its electron beams will drive the generation of up to a million ultrabright X-ray flashes per second.
LCLS-II first electron beam
May 24, 2019
News Feature
SLAC’s ‘electron camera’ films rapidly melting tungsten and reveals atomic-level material behavior that could impact the design of future reactors.
Tungsten melting
May 22, 2019
News Feature
The approach could advance our understanding of fundamental forces under extreme conditions with applications from astrophysics to fusion research.
QED extreme
April 16, 2019
News Feature
In SLAC’s accelerator control room, shift lead Ben Ripman and a team of operators fine-tune X-ray beams for science experiments around the clock.
Ben Ripman headshot
April 15, 2019
Press Release
First direct look at how atoms move when a ring-shaped molecule breaks apart could boost our understanding of fundamental processes of life.
Molecular Movie in HD Art
April 3, 2019
News Feature
SLAC researchers say their new method could make it easier to study interactions of ultrabright X-rays with matter
Pump-probe ghost imaging

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