LCLS Soft X-ray Materials Science (SXR)

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May 15, 2020
News Feature
The advance opens a path toward a new generation of logic and memory devices that could be 10,000 times faster than today's.
Fanciful illustration based on electron orbitals
September 20, 2019
News Feature
Early career award recognizes Mitrano’s work in ultrafast X-ray scattering.
Matteo Mitrano
August 16, 2019
News Feature
The studies could lead to a new understanding of how high-temperature superconductors operate.
fluctuating charge stripes
April 10, 2019
News Feature
In the decade since LCLS produced its first light, it has pushed boundaries in countless areas of discovery.
Undulator Hall
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.
August 28, 2017
News Feature
A new “two-bucket” method of delivering pairs of X-ray pulses gives a 1,000-fold improvement in seeing magnetic fluctuations that could lead to improved data storage materials.
Graphic - skyrmion vortex
June 22, 2017
News Feature
A new X-ray laser technique allows scientists to home in on these single-electron triggers to better understand organic molecules that respond to light, including receptors in your eyes, plastic products and DNA building blocks that need to protect themselves from cancer-causing mutations.
January 6, 2016
News Feature
The 2010 experiment marked a significant step forward in understanding extreme states of matter at the hearts of stars, planets and nuclear fusion reactions.
The interior of an LCLS chamber set up for an investigation into hot, dense matter.
April 1, 2015
News Feature
Researchers use X-ray laser at SLAC to track light-triggered chemical reactions in a molecule that serves as a simple model for the conversion of solar energy into fuel.
IMAGE - Artistic rendering of a molecule severed by laser light, with a separate molecule (bottom right) from a solvent rushing in to bond with the just-split molecule. (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
February 12, 2015
Press Release
Scientists have used an X-ray laser at SLAC to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on the way to becoming a molecule.
Illustration of a transition state in a chemical reaction.

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