Tag: laser

  • Energy Secretary says powerful SLAC laser could prevent the next pandemic

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm visited the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) for the official launch of LCLS-II last Thursday. LCLS-II is a world-class laser with potential applications in nuclear fusion, medicine and sustainability research.  During her visit, Granholm went on a tour of lab facilities and spoke at the official launch event alongside…

  • SLAC’s newest X-ray laser fires up with world-class performance

    Aside from shining a billion times brighter than prior technology, SLAC National Laboratory’s newly upgraded Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS-II) heralds trailblazing research capabilities that could unlock the insights needed to create carbon-neutral steel, more sustainable fertilizer, more efficient hydrogen-powered cars or the next generation of pharmaceuticals, to name a few possibilities. Late August, when…