LCLS-II

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April 9, 2018
News Feature
The new technology could allow next-generation instruments to explore the atomic world in ever more detail.
Beam from SRF gun
March 28, 2018
News Feature
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.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at SLAC's LCLS undulator hall
January 22, 2018
News Feature
Unique device will create bunches of electrons to stimulate million-per-second X-ray pulses for LCLS-II.
January 22, 2018
News Feature
The 40-foot-long segment of the new superconducting accelerator arrived on January 19, 2018 after a cross-country trip from Fermilab.
January 19, 2018
Press Release
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.
A worker unveiling a cryomodule on a truck.
January 9, 2018
News Feature
As members of the lab’s Computer Science Division, they develop the tools needed to handle ginormous data volumes produced by the next generation of scientific discovery machines.
SLAC Computer Science Team
December 19, 2017
News Feature
Planning the next big science machine requires consideration of both the current landscape and the distant future.
December 18, 2017
News Feature
Innovations at SLAC, including the world’s shortest X-ray flashes, ultra-high-speed pulse trains and smart computer controls, promise to take ultrafast X-ray science to a whole new level.
Accelerators and Machine Learning
November 7, 2017
News Feature
The cryogenic plant responsible for keeping LCLS-II’s superconducting linear accelerator at just a few degrees above absolute zero recently received its first warm helium compressors.
November 7, 2017
News Feature
In October, SLAC installed the first of LCLS-II’s cryogenic “feed caps” and “end caps.”

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