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The Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC, the world’s first hard X-ray free-electron laser, takes X-ray snapshots of atoms and molecules at work, revealing fundamental processes in materials, technology and living things.

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Rooftop view of Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)

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Following the NIF ignition demonstrations, the prospect of developing a fusion energy source using lasers looks brighter than ever. 

Illustration featuring three SLAC scientists Alan Fry, Arianna Gleason, and Siegfried Glenzer.
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Scientists report the first look at electrons moving in real-time in liquid water; findings open up a whole new field of experimental physics

IDREAM
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The research could lead to a better understanding of how metals behave under extreme conditions, which will aid in the development of more resilient...

MEC
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Wan-Lin Hu’s job is to improve the way people and artificial intelligence collaborate to run SLAC’s complex machines.

Wan-Lin Hu is seen talking with talks with accelerator systems operator Kabir Lubana in the lab’s main Accelerator Control Room.
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Catching up to Electrons on the Move

Taran Driver Public Lecture poster
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A new experiment suggests that this exotic precipitation forms at even lower pressures and temperatures than previously thought and could influence the unusual magnetic...

Diamond rain
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SLAC will partner in two collaborations that aim to speed up progress in fusion energy science and technology.

Laser engineer Eric Cunningham with the Matter in Extreme Conditions optical laser
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Teams at SLAC installed new experimental hutches with cutting-edge instruments that will harness the upgraded facility’s new capabilities and expand the breadth of research...

SLAC's linac at sunrise, looking east.
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Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm delivered this speech on the successful completion of the world’s most powerful X-ray laser at SLAC National Accelerator...

Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm delivering a speech at SLAC
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LCLS is the world’s first hard X-ray free-electron laser, open to experiments by scientists from across the globe.

New undulator hall
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The Secretary celebrated LCLS-II first light with 600 SLAC staff and collaborators Oct. 26.

Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and SLAC staff celebrate LCLS-II first light
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LaserNetUS funding will allow scientists to explore fundamental plasma science and inertial fusion energy research and technology.

Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) Hutch 6, located in the LCLS Far Experimental Hall.