Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)

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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.
December 4, 2017
News Feature
Biochemical 'action shots' with SLAC’s X-ray laser could help scientists develop synthetic enzymes for medicine and answer fundamental questions about how enzymes change during chemical reactions.
SLAC associate staff scientist Thomas Joseph Lane at the Coherent X-Ray Imaging instrument
November 27, 2017
News Feature
In experiments with the lab’s ultrafast "electron camera," laser light hitting a material is almost completely converted into nuclear vibrations, which are key to switching a material’s properties on and off for future electronics and other applications.
UED Molybdenum Diselenide
November 16, 2017
News Feature
Research with SLAC’s X-ray laser simulates what happens when a meteor hits Earth’s crust. The results suggest that scientists studying impact sites have been overestimating the sizes of the meteors that made them.
November 13, 2017
News Feature
A new way to observe this deformation as it happens can help study a wide range of phenomena, from meteor impacts to high-performance ceramics used in armor, as well as how to protect spacecraft from high-speed dust impacts.
Image depicting an experiment at LCLS that shocks a tantalum sample
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.”
October 24, 2017
News Feature
He is recognized for his numerous contributions to the advancement of accelerator physics, community service and education.
Alexander Chao
October 16, 2017
News Feature
About 400 people attended the annual conference and workshops for scientists who conduct experiments at SLAC’s light sources.
Birds-eye view of the poster session
September 26, 2017
News Feature
The early career award from SLAC’s X-ray laser recognizes Kjaer’s work in ultrafast X-ray science.
photo of Kasper Kjaer in Panofsky Auditorium

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