Advanced Accelerator R&D
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.
Three scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have received international prizes for their achievements in free-electron laser science.
Last year, a monster magnet set out from Brookhaven National Lab on an epic trek by land and sea to Fermilab, where it will serve as the heart of a search for evidence of new subatomic particles. Last month, researchers came to SLAC to test the eyes and nerves of the same experiment: a cutting-edge design for a new detector.
Researchers at SLAC collaborate with small businesses to develop technology so it can benefit the world at large.
Following an absence of six years, beams of positrons – the antimatter twins of electrons – are once more streaming through SLAC's linear accelerator to waiting experiments.
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
SLAC recently hosted a forward-looking group of theoretical and experimental particle physicists. Their purpose: Follow the science to determine what a post-LHC collider could teach us about the universe.
Agostino Marinelli, a postdoctoral researcher in the Accelerator Directorate, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Frank Sacherer Prize from the European Physical Society.
Five years ago, the brightest source of X-rays on the planet lit up at SLAC. The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser's scientific and technical progress since its momentous "first light" have been no less luminous, say those who have played a role in its success.
One common stereotype of a theoretical physicist is the solitary scientist, scribbling away in his or her office and only emerging when there’s a "Eureka!" in the offing. SLAC accelerator physicist Gennady Stupakov would beg to differ.