Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)

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June 25, 2019
News Feature
Particle accelerators are some of the most complicated machines in science.
June 18, 2019
News Feature
Physicist Tor Raubenheimer explores the world by climbing rocks and designing particle accelerators.
Photo: Tor Raubenheimer, accelerator physicist
June 14, 2019
News Feature
Experiments at SLAC’s X-ray laser reveal in atomic detail how two distinct liquid phases in these materials enable fast switching between glassy and crystalline states that represent 0s and 1s in memory devices.
Diagram of material switching between glassy and crystalline states
May 30, 2019
News Feature
Its electron beams will drive the generation of up to a million ultrabright X-ray flashes per second.
LCLS-II first electron beam
May 24, 2019
News Feature
SLAC’s ‘electron camera’ films rapidly melting tungsten and reveals atomic-level material behavior that could impact the design of future reactors.
Tungsten melting
May 16, 2019
News Feature
Researchers produced an underwater sound with an intensity that eclipses that of a rocket launch while investigating what happens when they blast tiny jets of water with X-ray laser pulses.
Underwater sound
April 24, 2019
Press Release
A better understanding of how these receptors work could enable scientists to design better therapeutics for sleep disorders, cancer and Type 2 diabetes.
melatonin
April 22, 2019
News Feature
A new method could be used to look at chemical reactions that other techniques can’t catch, for instance in catalysis, photovoltaics, peptide and combustion research.
molecule
April 19, 2019
News Feature
More than 300 gathered for a day-long symposium to celebrate the history and future of the pioneering X-ray laser.
group photo from LCLS 10-year anniversary symposium
April 16, 2019
News Feature
In SLAC’s accelerator control room, shift lead Ben Ripman and a team of operators fine-tune X-ray beams for science experiments around the clock.
Ben Ripman headshot

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