Using a 5,000-mile network loop operated by ESnet, researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) recently transferred 1 petabyte in 29 hours, with encryption and checksumming, beating last year's record by 5 hours, an almost 15 percent improvement.
The annual conference for scientists who conduct research at SLAC’s light sources engaged about 400 researchers in talks, workshops and discussions.
A team of electrical designers develops specialized microchips for a broad range of scientific applications, including X-ray science and particle physics.
Their work will deepen our understanding of matter in extreme conditions and fundamental particle physics.
Tony Heinz and Z-X Shen will receive funding for research focused on catalysis and novel states of matter.
The new technology could allow next-generation instruments to explore the atomic world in ever more detail.
The DOE’s top official met with SLAC staff and toured the Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser, where a superconducting upgrade is underway.
Unique device will create bunches of electrons to stimulate million-per-second X-ray pulses for LCLS-II.
The 40-foot-long segment of the new superconducting accelerator arrived on January 19, 2018 after a cross-country trip from Fermilab.
The first cryomodule has arrived at SLAC. Linked together and chilled to nearly absolute zero, 37 of these segments will accelerate electrons to almost the speed of light and power an upgrade to the nation’s only X-ray free-electron laser facility.