Facility Description: Located in Menlo Park, California, SLAC is a multi-program national laboratory exploring frontier questions in photon science, astrophysics, biochemistry, material science, particle physics and accelerator research. SLAC engages only in fundamental research which is published or shared broadly with the scientific community.
Availability: SSRL operates approximately 9 months each year with an extremely high reliability -- delivering more than 95% of scheduled x-ray beam time. Access to the SSRL is competitive based on peer-review. Users disseminate their findings through talks and publications, and new highlights are featured monthly.