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NLCTA is a research facility that accelerates particles to high collision energies to create exotic new states of matter.

Beam of electrons illustration.

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Manipulating electron beams of X-ray lasers with regular laser light could potentially open up new scientific avenues.

Beam of electrons illustration.
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The fellowship will support their research on new capabilities for the lab's X-ray free-electron lasers and new telescope technology to look for signs of...

Zeeshan Ahmed and Agostino Marinelli, SLAC's 2015 Panofsky Fellows
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SLAC scientists have found a new way to produce bright pulses of light from accelerated electrons that could shrink "light source" technology used around...

A PhD student inspects the microwave undulator.
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Agostino Marinelli, a postdoctoral researcher in the Accelerator Directorate, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Frank Sacherer Prize from the European Physical...

SLAC accelerator physicist Agostino Marinelli in the LCLS Undulator Hall

The nanoscale patterns of SLAC and Stanford’s accelerator on a chip gleam in rainbow colors prior to being assembled and cut into their final...

Photo of an array of accelerator chips on a disc
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In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10...

Photo of two accelerator chips on the tip of a finger
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Scientists at SLAC have found a new method to create coherent beams of twisted light – light that spirals around a central axis as...

Accelerator physicist Erik Hemsing next to the NLCTA,...