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.
The SLAC scientists will each receive $2.5 million for their research on fusion energy and advanced radiofrequency technology.
Four large meshes woven from 2 miles of metal wire will extract potential signs of dark matter particles.
SLAC completed its work on ComCam, a commissioning device to be installed in Chile later this year.
Building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope also means solving extraordinary technological challenges.
Its electron beams will drive the generation of up to a million ultrabright X-ray flashes per second.
Monika Schleier-Smith and Kent Irwin explain how their projects in quantum information science could help us better understand black holes and dark matter.
The 4-inch-tall device could be used in portable transmitters for rescue missions and other challenging applications demanding high mobility.
In the decade since LCLS produced its first light, it has pushed boundaries in countless areas of discovery.
Ultrafast manipulation of material properties with light could stimulate the development of novel electronics, including quantum computers.