The Linac Coherent Light Source: Recent Developments and Future Plans
AbstractThe development of X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) has launched a new era in X-ray science by providing ultrafast coherent X-ray pulses with a peak brightness that is approximately one billion times higher than previous X-ray sources. The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) facility at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the world’s first hard X-ray FEL, has already demonstrated a tremendous scientific impact across broad areas of science. Here, a few of the more recent representative highlights from LCLS are presented in the areas of atomic, molecular, and optical science; chemistry; condensed matter physics; matter in extreme conditions; and biology. This paper also outlines the near term upgrade (LCLS-II) and motivating science opportunities for ultrafast X-rays in the 0.25–5 keV range at repetition rates up to 1 MHz. Future plans to extend the X-ray energy reach to beyond 13 keV (<1 Å) at high repetition rate (LCLS-II-HE) are envisioned, motivated by compelling new science of structural dynamics at the atomic scale. View Full-Text
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Schoenlein, R.W.; Boutet, S.; Minitti, M.P.; Dunne, A. The Linac Coherent Light Source: Recent Developments and Future Plans. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 850.
Schoenlein RW, Boutet S, Minitti MP, Dunne A. The Linac Coherent Light Source: Recent Developments and Future Plans. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(8):850.Chicago/Turabian Style
Schoenlein, R. W.; Boutet, S.; Minitti, M. P.; Dunne, A.M. 2017. "The Linac Coherent Light Source: Recent Developments and Future Plans." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 8: 850.
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