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Title: The Linac Coherent Light Source: Recent Developments and Future Plans

Abstract

The development of X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) has launched a new era in X-ray science by providing ultrafast coherent X-ray pulses with a peak brightness that is approximately one billion times higher than previous X-ray sources. The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) facility at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the world’s first hard X-ray FEL, has already demonstrated a tremendous scientific impact across broad areas of science. Here in this paper, a few of the more recent representative highlights from LCLS are presented in the areas of atomic, molecular, and optical science; chemistry; condensed matter physics; matter in extreme conditions; and biology. This paper also outlines the near term upgrade (LCLS-II) and motivating science opportunities for ultrafast X-rays in the 0.25–5 keV range at repetition rates up to 1 MHz. Future plans to extend the X-ray energy reach to beyond 13 keV (<1 Å) at high repetition rate (LCLS-II-HE) are envisioned, motivated by compelling new science of structural dynamics at the atomic scale.

Authors:
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  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1390179
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-17133
Journal ID: ISSN 2076-3417; ASPCC7; PII: app7080850
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Sciences
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 2076-3417
Publisher:
MDPI
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; ultrafast; X-ray; XFEL; X-ray free-electron laser

Citation Formats

Schoenlein, R. W., Boutet, S., Minitti, M. P., and Dunne, A. M.. The Linac Coherent Light Source: Recent Developments and Future Plans. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.3390/app7080850.
Schoenlein, R. W., Boutet, S., Minitti, M. P., & Dunne, A. M.. The Linac Coherent Light Source: Recent Developments and Future Plans. United States. doi:10.3390/app7080850.
Schoenlein, R. W., Boutet, S., Minitti, M. P., and Dunne, A. M.. Fri . "The Linac Coherent Light Source: Recent Developments and Future Plans". United States. doi:10.3390/app7080850. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1390179.
@article{osti_1390179,
title = {The Linac Coherent Light Source: Recent Developments and Future Plans},
author = {Schoenlein, R. W. and Boutet, S. and Minitti, M. P. and Dunne, A. M.},
abstractNote = {The development of X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) has launched a new era in X-ray science by providing ultrafast coherent X-ray pulses with a peak brightness that is approximately one billion times higher than previous X-ray sources. The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) facility at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the world’s first hard X-ray FEL, has already demonstrated a tremendous scientific impact across broad areas of science. Here in this paper, a few of the more recent representative highlights from LCLS are presented in the areas of atomic, molecular, and optical science; chemistry; condensed matter physics; matter in extreme conditions; and biology. This paper also outlines the near term upgrade (LCLS-II) and motivating science opportunities for ultrafast X-rays in the 0.25–5 keV range at repetition rates up to 1 MHz. Future plans to extend the X-ray energy reach to beyond 13 keV (<1 Å) at high repetition rate (LCLS-II-HE) are envisioned, motivated by compelling new science of structural dynamics at the atomic scale.},
doi = {10.3390/app7080850},
journal = {Applied Sciences},
number = 8,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Aug 18 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Aug 18 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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