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Title: Molecules in the Spotlight

SLAC has just unveiled the world's first X-ray laser, the LCLS. This machine produces pulses of X-rays that are ten billion times brighter than those from conventional sources. One of the goals of thimore »s machine is to make movies of chemical reactions, including reactions necessary for life and reactions that might power new energy technologies. This public lecture will show the first results from the LCLS. As a first target, we have chosen nitrogen gas, the main component of the air we breathe. Using the unprecedented power of the LCLS X-rays as a blasting torch, we have created new forms of this molecule and with unique electronic arrangements. Please share with us the first insights from this new technology.« less
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Title: Molecules in the Spotlight
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Publication Date: 2010-01-26
OSTI Identifier: 1014093
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): TRN: US1105361
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on January 26, 2010
Research Org: SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; AIR ; CHEMICAL REACTIONS ; EXPLOSIVE FRACTURING ; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR ; NITROGEN ; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER ; X-RAY LASERS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:22:48
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27