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November 19, 2015
Press Release
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $13.5 million for an international effort to build a working particle accelerator the size of a shoebox based on an innovative technology known as “accelerator on a chip.”
Three accelerator chips on a finger
October 21, 2015
News Feature
President Obama honored a SLAC and UCLA scientist for work that paved the way for the brightest sources of X-ray light on the planet.
Image - Claudio Pellegrini, right, talks with President Obama in the Oval Office on Tuesday. (Pete Souza/Official White House Photo)
August 26, 2015
Press Release
A SLAC-led research team working at the lab’s FACET facility has demonstrated a new way of accelerating positrons that could help develop smaller, more economical future particle colliders.
August 7, 2015
News Feature
Scientists and engineers in South Korea will soon be using SLAC’s signature high-power radio-frequency amplifiers, called XL4 klystrons, to get the most out of their new X-ray laser.
August 5, 2015
News Feature
A new technology at SLAC uses high-energy electrons to unravel motions faster than a tenth of a trillionth of a second in materials, opening up new research opportunities in ultrafast science.
June 11, 2015
News Feature
The fellowship will support their research on new capabilities for the lab's X-ray free-electron lasers and new telescope technology to look for signs of cosmic inflation.
June 8, 2015
News Feature
SLAC visiting scientist and consulting professor Claudio Pellegrini is honored for contributions to free-electron laser science.
Image - Claudio Pellegrini stands in the Linac Coherent Light Source Beam Transport Hall. The accelerated electron beam passes through here to the Undulator Hall, where electron bunches generate X-rays. (Michelle McCarron)
May 5, 2015
News Feature
A commercial X-ray source with roots in SLAC research enables multi-mode computer tomography scans that outperform routine scans in hospitals. The technique could potentially find widespread use in medicine and other fields.
February 25, 2015
News Feature
A new study shows that crystals could become a valuable tool to control and manipulate electron beams in next-generation X-ray light sources and particle colliders.
December 3, 2014
News Feature
SLAC and RadiaBeam Systems have teamed up to construct a “dechirper” that will allow scientists to adjust the “color spectrum” of X-ray pulses in pioneering LCLS experiments.

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