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July 17, 2020
Press Release
Marking the beginning of the LCLS-II era, the first phase of the major upgrade comes online.
new undulator hall
June 23, 2020
News Feature
The prestigious awards provide at least $2.5 million over five years in support of their work in understanding photochemical reactions and improving accelerator beams.
SLAC staff scientists Amy Cordones-Hahn and Brendan O'Shea
April 29, 2020
News Feature
It combines human knowledge and expertise with the speed and efficiency of “smart” computer algorithms.
Accelerator Control Room
April 21, 2020
News Feature
New research shows that when a bunch of electrons zooms through the middle of a ring-shaped laser beam, the bunch can wind up with higher quality and generate a brighter X-ray beam.
donut laser
March 5, 2020
News Feature
Researchers have squeezed a high-energy electron beam into tight bundles using terahertz radiation, a promising advance in watching the ultrafast world of atoms unfold.
Snively-Othman-UED
February 5, 2020
News Feature
SLAC scientists and collaborators are developing 3D copper printing techniques to build accelerator components.
3D-printed copper components
January 8, 2020
News Feature
Just as engineers once compressed some of the power of room-sized mainframes into desktop PCs, so too have the researchers shown how to pack some of the punch delivered by today’s ginormous particle accelerators onto a tiny silicon chip.
ACHIP
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 14, 2019
The next revolutionary X-ray laser in a class of its own, LCLS-II, is under construction at SLAC, with support from four other DOE national laboratories.
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

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