Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)
X-rays show details of an insect virus’s crystalline cocoon with sub-nanometer resolution.
After 50 Years of Operation, One-third of the Lab’s Historic Linear Accelerator Is Extracted to Build Powerful New X-Ray Laser
When molecules won't crystallize and technology confounds, who you gonna call?
New X-ray methods have captured the highest resolution room-temperature images of photosystem II.
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.
The team determined the 3-D structure of a biomolecule by tagging it with selenium atoms and taking hundreds of thousands of images.
Focused X-rays reveal how rocks under high pressure transform into different materials.
Two recently funded computing projects work toward developing cutting-edge scientific applications for future exascale supercomputers that can perform at least a billion billion computing operations per second.
For the first time, scientists at SLAC’s X-ray laser have created bright, three-colored X-ray pulses.
The event drew more than 400 participants, with workshops and presentations focusing on collaborations and new technology at SLAC’s light sources.