Matter in Extreme Conditions
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.
Tripling the energy and refining the shape of optical laser pulses at LCLS’s Matter in Extreme Conditions instrument allows researchers to recreate higher-pressure conditions and explore unsolved questions relevant to fusion energy, plasma physics and materials science.
A flash of green laser followed by pulses of X-rays, and mere nanoseconds later an extraterrestrial form of ice has formed.
Sensitive gamma-ray “eye” on NASA’s Fermi space telescope continues to provide unprecedented views of violent phenomena in the cosmos.
Mike Dunne answers questions about ultrafast science.
Our ultrafast science factsheet gives an overview of the femtosecond world.
Read about how SLAC professor Siegfried Glenzer creates extreme conditions like those in the cores of planets and studies nuclear fusion.
SLAC celebrates five days of ultrafast science.
Join us for five days of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21.
Focused X-rays reveal how rocks under high pressure transform into different materials.