free-electron laser


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free-electron laser

[′frē i¦lek‚trän ′lā·zər]
(optics)
A device in which a beam of relativistic electrons passes through a static periodic magnetic field to amplify a superimposed coherent optical wave and thereby produce a powerful beam of coherent light.
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Implementing agency : European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH
Figuring out how this tiny machine works at the molecular level was enormously facilitated by our use of one of the brightest X-ray sources on Earth, the X-ray free-electron laser at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
Free-Electron Laser (FEL) based radiation sources have evident advantages in wavelength tunability, high efficiency and high output power, compared to current LPP radiation sources.
PRIMEHPC FX10 to accelerate analyses from SACLA X-ray free-electron laser
A state-of-the-art, free-electron laser for X-ray diffraction can be the size of a football field," says Ray Gao, a PhD candidate in physics at the University of Toronto.
Washington, December 22 ( ANI ): Using the world's most powerful X-ray free-electron laser, an international team of researchers has obtained new insight into the structure of a medicinally important protein that may serve as a blueprint for the development of drugs to fight sleeping sickness.
This will be extremely interesting in just about all biological systems," says physicist Henry Chapman of the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg.
FERMI@Elettra is based on a newly designed free-electron laser for studying materials and as an international laboratory will be open to the scientific community and to companies.
The second hologram was made by FLASH, the free-electron laser in Hamburg, Germany.
The first of these, the European X-ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL), is scheduled to be launched on 5 June in Hamburg.