Sep 23, 2023

California Just Fired The World’s Most Powerful X-Ray Laser

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The boundaries of science are constantly being pushed and expanded as newer and more advanced technology is developed, and researchers are now promising a “new era” of discovery as the world’s most powerful X-ray laser comes online.

The laser in question is the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) II, and it’s able to produce up to a million X-ray flashes every single second. That’s some 8,000 times more than the original LCLS laser, creating a virtually continuous beam of highly energetic light that is 10,000 times brighter than before.

That means it can capture processes in much more detail at the atomic scale, perhaps processes that have never been properly observed before – and from there, maybe opening up completely new fields of research.

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