SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Ribosome research takes shape

In a new state-of-the-art lab at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, components of ribosomes – tiny biological machines that make new proteins and play a vital role in gene expression and antibiotic treatments ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Biochemistry
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LCLS helps create order from chaos

In the world of physics, where everything tends toward disorder, researchers working on the Linac Coherent Light Source are seeking perfect order. Many experiments at the pioneering machine will require each ...

dateOct 08, 2010 in General Physics
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X-ray laser gives buckyballs a big kick

(Phys.org) —Scientists at SLAC have been blowing up "buckyballs" – soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules – with an X-ray laser to understand how they fly apart. The results, they say, will aid biological ...

dateJun 30, 2014 in Nanophysics
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A new tool to split X-ray laser pulses

(Phys.org) —A new tool at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source splits individual X-ray laser pulses into two pulses that can hit a target one right after another with precisely controlled timing, allowing ...

dateAug 08, 2013 in General Physics
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LCLS: The World's Largest Laser Writer?

(PhysOrg.com) -- While not the smallest lettering ever created, the tiny initials "LCLS" have been written with what may be the world's most potent pen. Etched into boron carbide, a super-hard substance used ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in General Physics
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Sharper images for extreme LCLS experiments

(Phys.org) —An imaging technique conceived 50 years ago has been successfully demonstrated at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source, where it is expected to improve results in a range of experiments, including ...

dateApr 17, 2013 in General Physics
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New test bed probes the origin of pulses at LCLS

It all comes down to one tiny spot on a diamond-cut, highly pure copper plate. That's where every X-ray laser pulse at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source gets its start. That tiny spot must be close to perfect or it can impair ...

dateJul 24, 2013 in General Physics
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