Matter in Extreme Conditions

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August 21, 2017
Press Release
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.
A cutaway depicts the interior of Neptune (right) and an illustration of diamond rain (left)
August 15, 2017
News Feature
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.
Laser engineers with the upgraded Matter in Extreme Conditions optical laser
July 12, 2017
News Feature
A flash of green laser followed by pulses of X-rays, and mere nanoseconds later an extraterrestrial form of ice has formed.
May 10, 2017
News Feature
Sensitive gamma-ray “eye” on NASA’s Fermi space telescope continues to provide unprecedented views of violent phenomena in the cosmos.
Fermi in Space
April 21, 2017
News Feature
Mike Dunne answers questions about ultrafast science.
April 20, 2017
News Feature
Our ultrafast science factsheet gives an overview of the femtosecond world.
April 20, 2017
News Feature
Read about how SLAC professor Siegfried Glenzer creates extreme conditions like those in the cores of planets and studies nuclear fusion.
April 17, 2017
News Feature
SLAC celebrates five days of ultrafast science.
April 12, 2017
Press Release
Join us for five days of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21.
November 7, 2016
News Feature
Focused X-rays reveal how rocks under high pressure transform into different materials.

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