News tagged with optical instrument

XPP instrument blasts past key milestones

( -- The X-ray Pump Probe instrument at the Linac Coherent Light Source is installed and ready for its first user experiments several weeks ahead of schedule, thanks in part to funds provided by the American Recovery ...

dateOct 05, 2010 in General Physics
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New phenomenon found in internal waves

( -- Internal waves -- huge but nearly invisible ripples that occur in the oceans, the atmosphere and stars -- can play an important role in climate change and other processes, but there is plenty about them that ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in General Physics
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LCLS: The World's Largest Laser Writer?

( -- 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 in accelerator ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in General Physics
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Double engine for a nebula

( -- The new image, showing a very rich field of stars towards the Carina arm of the Milky Way, is centred on the star HD 87643, a member of the exotic class of B[e] stars [1]. It is part of a set of observations ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Astronomy
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