Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)
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.
In October, SLAC installed the first of LCLS-II’s cryogenic “feed caps” and “end caps.”
He is recognized for his numerous contributions to the advancement of accelerator physics, community service and education.
About 400 people attended the annual conference and workshops for scientists who conduct experiments at SLAC’s light sources.
The early career award from SLAC’s X-ray laser recognizes Kjaer’s work in ultrafast X-ray science.
More than 100 students worked on projects ranging from website development to imaging techniques for X-ray studies, learning new ways to apply their talents.
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.
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.
SLAC’s X-ray laser and Matter in Extreme Conditions instrument allow researchers to examine the exotic precipitation in real time as it materializes in the laboratory.
With SLAC’s X-ray laser, scientists captured a virus changing shape and rearranging its genome to invade a cell.