SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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 ...

Oct 08, 2010 4.8 / 5 (6) 0

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 ...

Aug 08, 2013 4.2 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

Tracking binary black holes

Two scientists from the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology have been testing a method to look past the intense radiation pouring out of merging galaxy pairs to see the supermassive black ...

Aug 03, 2011 4.8 / 5 (5) 12 | with audio podcast

Crowd-sourcing the Future of Accelerators

(PhysOrg.com) -- Accelerator technology has made huge leaps forward, prompting important developments well beyond high energy physics in areas as diverse as energy and the environment, medicine, industry, national security ...

Jan 13, 2012 4.8 / 5 (5) 0

X-rays capture electron 'dance'

(Phys.org)—The way electrons move within and between molecules, transferring energy as they go, plays an important role in many chemical and biological processes, such as the conversion of sunlight to energy ...

Jan 31, 2013 4.6 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast