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Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: From synchrotrons to free electron lasers - a user's guide

Presented by Peter Hatton, Durham University

21 October 2008 16:15 in CLC 202


X-rays, having a wavelength comparable to the spacing of atoms in solids and liquids, are a natural probe of condensed matter. Laboratory x-ray sources have been available for over a century but have been largely superseded by synchrotron radiation sources in the last twenty years. Now a new revolution is upon us with the advent of x-ray free electron lasers. These new linear accelerators promise billion-fold gains in source brilliance and the opportunity to study femtosecond dynamics. How do x-ray lasers work, what will be the first experiments, and what new science is likely to emerge?

Contact Benjamin.Doyon@durham.ac.uk or Marija.Zamaklar@durham.ac.uk or g.a.moortgat-pick@durham.ac.uk or joerg.jaeckel@durham.ac.uk for more information

Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).