Advanced Accelerator R&D
Combining X-ray and electron data from two cutting-edge SLAC instruments, researchers make the first observation of the rapid atomic response of iron-platinum nanoparticles to light. The results could help develop ways to manipulate and control future magnetic data storage devices.
Innovations at SLAC, including the world’s shortest X-ray flashes, ultra-high-speed pulse trains and smart computer controls, promise to take ultrafast X-ray science to a whole new level.
In experiments with the lab’s ultrafast "electron camera," laser light hitting a material is almost completely converted into nuclear vibrations, which are key to switching a material’s properties on and off for future electronics and other applications.
He is recognized for his numerous contributions to the advancement of accelerator physics, community service and education.
A new device could open new avenues for the generation of high-frequency radiation with applications in science, radar, communications, security and medical imaging.
Zeeshan Ahmed, Frederico Fiuza and Emilio Nanni will each receive about $2.5 million over five years to pursue cutting-edge research into cosmic inflation, plasma acceleration and using terahertz waves to accelerate particles.
SLAC’s ultrafast “electron camera” reveals unusual atomic motions that could be crucial for the efficiency of next-generation perovskite solar cells.
Our ultrafast science factsheet gives an overview of the femtosecond world.
Accelerator physicist Agostino Marinelli discusses how SLAC's X-ray laser makes femtosecond light.
As it evolves, SLAC's linear accelerator illustrates some important technologies from the history of accelerator science.