Linac Coherent Light Source

  • Facility Description: The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), a directorate of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is an Office of Science User Facility operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Stanford University. As the world's most powerful X-ray laser, the LCLS creates unique light that can see details down to the size of atoms and processes that occur in less than one tenth of a trillionth of a second. At these unprecedented speeds and scales, the LCLS is embarking on groundbreaking research in physics, structural biology, energy science, chemistry and many other diverse fields.
  • Availability: Proposals, safety training, user registration and user check-in are centralized to ensure prompt and efficient service to our users. A call for proposals will be solicited twice per year, and a successful proposal will be eligible to receive beam time about 9 months after being submitted.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory


Natalya Brown
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park , CA 94025

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