Ultrafast Electron Diffraction (UED)

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May 21, 2020
News Feature
Revealing both sides of the story in a single experiment has been a grand scientific challenge.
nuclear and electronic
April 9, 2020
News Feature
This new technology could enable future insights into chemical and biological processes that occur in solution, such as vision, catalysis and photosynthesis.
UED liquid
March 5, 2020
News Feature
Researchers have squeezed a high-energy electron beam into tight bundles using terahertz radiation, a promising advance in watching the ultrafast world of atoms unfold.
Snively-Othman-UED
July 10, 2019
News Feature
Combined with the lab’s LCLS X-ray laser, it’ll provide unprecedented atomic views of some of nature’s speediest processes.
Alex Reid - UED
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
April 15, 2019
Press Release
First direct look at how atoms move when a ring-shaped molecule breaks apart could boost our understanding of fundamental processes of life.
Molecular Movie in HD Art
January 7, 2019
News Feature
Ultrafast manipulation of material properties with light could stimulate the development of novel electronics, including quantum computers.
Topological Switch Lead Art
October 19, 2018
News Feature
Switches like this one, discovered with SLAC’s ultrafast ‘electron camera’, could offer a new, simple path to storing data in next-generation devices.
Single Pulse Material Switch
July 5, 2018
Press Release
To break, or not to break: An unprecedented atomic movie captures the moment when molecules decide how to respond to light.
UED Bond Breaking
June 28, 2018
Press Release
SLAC’s high-speed ‘electron camera’ shows for the first time the coexistence of solid and liquid in laser-heated gold, providing new clues for designing materials that can withstand extreme conditions.
UED Gold Melting

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