SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

How to 'supercharge' atoms with X-ray laser

Researchers using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to strip most of the electrons from xenon atoms, creating ...

Nov 11, 2012
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Synchrotrons play role in Nobel Prize research

Synchrotrons played a key role in the research that won Brian Kobilka, a professor and chair of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the Stanford School of Medicine, the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday.

Oct 25, 2012
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Experiments probe megavirus in high resolution

(Phys.org) -- Sandwiched among the many lengthy technical titles for experiments conducted at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser, one stood out for its two-word simplicity, spelled out in all caps: "GIANT VIRUSES."

Aug 17, 2012
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Extreme plasma theories put to the test

The first controlled studies of extremely hot, dense matter have overthrown the widely accepted 50-year old model used to explain how ions influence each other's behavior in a dense plasma. The results should ...

Aug 06, 2012
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