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Title: The Whys and How of Ultrafast X-ray Science

The invention of ultrafast optical lasers with pulse durations comparable to vibrational periods in solids and motions of molecules undergoing structural changes has provided a look at the dynamics thmore »at govern important processes in nature. X-rays, on the other hand, with wave-lengths comparable to the distances between atoms, have been the key tool for the study of the average structure of liquids and solids at atomic resolution. With recent developments in ultrafast x-ray sources, the combination of appropriate temporal resolution and spatial resolution is opening new scientific opportunities for direct observation of atomic-scale dynamics. The Sub-Picosecond Pulse Source at SLAC is just such a source. The science and technology of ultrafast x-ray studies will be discussed in this context, as will the extension of these studies to opportunities afforded by the Linear Coherent Light Source x-ray free-electron laser.« less
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Title: The Whys and How of Ultrafast X-ray Science
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Publication Date: 2007-02-08
OSTI Identifier: 1122576
DOE Contract Number: ACO2-06CH11357
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: APS Colloquium Series, Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois (United States), presented on February 08, 2007
Research Org: ANL (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY ; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:50:51
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28