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An upgrade to SLAC’s renowned Linac Coherent Light Source will allow it to deliver X-ray laser beams that are 10,000 times brighter with pulses that arrive up to a million times per second.

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Energy and sustainability

Two of the most urgent challenges of our time – clean energy and sustainability – require investigation at the atomic level.

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We look forward to welcoming you to SSRL on April 20 to celebrate 50 years of transformative science, and to look ahead to an exciting future full of new discoveries.

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SLAC is uniquely equipped to study viruses like SARS-CoV-2; in fact, we’ve been doing it for decades. This news collection gathers the latest information on COVID-19 research at SLAC.

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