Cryomodule Installation

An LCLS-II crew poses with a cryomodule they have installed inside a SLAC accelerator tunnel. Each of the facility’s 37 cryomodules contains a string of superconducting niobium cavities that can accelerate electrons with almost no loss when chilled to a temperature colder than outer space. Those accelerated electrons will go on to generate free-electron X-ray laser pulses up to a million times per second for a wide variety of research at SLAC.

Jacqueline Ramseyer Orrell/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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