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Title: ZAP! The X-Ray Laser is Born

Abstract

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 a 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.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1014092
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on November 17, 2009
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; ATOMS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ELECTRONS; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR; IMAGES; LASERS; PHOTONS; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER; X-RAY LASERS; X-RAY SOURCES; SLAC; X-RAY LASER; LINAC COHERENT LIGHT SOURCE (LCLS); HIGH-ENERGY ELECTRONS; UNDULATORS

Citation Formats

Ratner, Daniel. ZAP! The X-Ray Laser is Born. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Ratner, Daniel. ZAP! The X-Ray Laser is Born. United States.
Ratner, Daniel. Tue . "ZAP! The X-Ray Laser is Born". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014092.
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