LCLS Coherent X-ray Imaging (CXI)

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June 14, 2018
News Feature
The X-ray laser movie shows what happens when light hits retinal, a key part of vision in animals and photosynthesis in microbes. The action takes place in a trillionth of an eye blink.
An image of San Francisco Bay salt ponds from space
May 31, 2018
News Feature
The researchers observed how an enzyme from drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria damages an antibiotic molecule. The new technique provides a powerful tool to examine changes in biological molecules as they happen.
Photo - CXI instrument at LCLS
May 15, 2018
News Feature
Experiments at SLAC heated water from room temperature to 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a millionth of a millionth of a second, producing an exotic state of water that could shed light on Earth’s most important liquid.
Illustration of water molecules hit by X-ray laser
December 8, 2017
News Feature
Here's a glimpse of what we've been up to during the last experimental run – from June to November 2017 – at the Linac Coherent Light Source.
A research collaboration in the CXI control room.
September 20, 2017
News Feature
With SLAC’s X-ray laser, a research team captured ultrafast changes in fluorescent proteins between “dark” and “light” states. The insights allowed the scientists to design improved markers for biological imaging.
Aequorea victoria, a bioluminescent jellyfish
August 2, 2017
News Feature
Over the next five years they’ll work on getting significantly more information about how catalysts work and improving biological imaging methods.
Cornelius Gati and Franklin Fuller, the 2017 Panofsky fellows at SLAC
May 31, 2017
Press Release
When scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory focused the full intensity of the world’s most powerful X-ray l
molecular black hole
April 5, 2017
Press Release
X-ray studies have produced surprising insights into the workings of a hormone receptor associated with blood pressure regulation that could be a target for new medicines related to cardiovascular conditions, neuropathic pain and tissue growth.
November 14, 2016
Press Release
Scientists used SLAC's LCLS X-ray laser to make the first snapshots of a chemical interaction between two biomolecules. It changes the shape of millions of molecular switches almost instantaneously, like synchronized swimmers performing the same move.
Illustration depicting a chemical interaction as synchronized swimmers
November 9, 2016
News Feature
The team determined the 3-D structure of a biomolecule by tagging it with selenium atoms and taking hundreds of thousands of images.

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