Linac Coherent Light Source News

The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) is a cutting-edge research facility located at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. It is the world’s first hard X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) facility, operational since 2009. The LCLS generates ultra-fast, ultra-bright pulses of X-rays, each lasting just femtoseconds (quadrillionths of a second). These X-ray pulses are used to capture images of atoms and molecules in motion, providing scientists with unprecedented views of the fundamental processes of chemistry, physics, and biology.