LCLS, Most powerful X-ray laser

World’s most powerful X-ray laser, LCLS, will produce an almost continuous X-ray beam, that on average will be 10,000 times brighter.

This movie introduces LCLS-II, a future light source at SLAC.



Its unrivaled capabilities will help researchers address a number of grand challenges in science by capturing detailed snapshots of rapid processes that are beyond the reach of other light sources.

LCLS, Most powerful X-ray laser

Located in Menlo Park, California, SLAC is a multi-program laboratory exploring frontier questions in photon science, astrophysics, particle physics and accelerator research.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy. The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.



LCLS, Most powerful X-ray laser

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