SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Speed limit set for ultrafast electrical switch

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have clocked the fastest-possible electrical switching in magnetite, a naturally magnetic mineral. Their results could drive innovations ...

dateJul 28, 2013 in General Physics
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SLAC's X-ray laser explores big data frontier

( —It's no surprise that the data systems for SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser have drawn heavily on the expertise of the particle physics community, where collecting and analyzing massive amounts ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in General Physics
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Novel analysis method levels the quasar playing field

( —In the nearly six decades since quasars were discovered, the list of these energetic galaxies powered by supermassive black holes has grown to more than 100,000 – enough examples to reveal important information ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Astronomy
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Sharper images for extreme LCLS experiments

( —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 studies of extreme ...

dateApr 17, 2013 in General Physics
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X-ray laser pulses in two colors

( —SLAC researchers have demonstrated for the first time how to produce pairs of X-ray laser pulses in slightly different wavelengths, or colors, with finely adjustable intervals between them – a feat that will ...

dateMar 27, 2013 in General Physics
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