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Title: ZAP! The X-Ray Laser is Born

SLAC has converted its giant particle accelerator into the world's first X-ray laser. By a billion fold the world's brightest X-ray source, the laser packs a trillion photons into pulses as short as amore » millionth of a billionth of a second. The ultra-bright, ultra-short X-ray pulses will drive a wide range of new experiments, as scientists strip electrons from atoms, photograph single molecules and make movies of chemical reactions. How has SLAC accomplished such feats of X-ray wizardry? Attend this public lecture to learn about the basics of an X-ray laser, the technologies at SLAC that make it possible, and the exciting new experiments now underway.« less
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Title: ZAP! The X-Ray Laser is Born
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Publication Date: 2009-11-17
OSTI Identifier: 1014092
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): TRN: US1105425
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on November 17, 2009
Research Org: SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; ACCELERATORS ; ATOMS ; CHEMICAL REACTIONS ; ELECTRONS ; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR ; IMAGES ; LASERS ; PHOTONS ; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER ; X-RAY LASERS ; X-RAY SOURCES
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:02:22
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27