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Science Seminar

  • Date
    Mon, May 06

    Time
    3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Website
    http://forum.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/news-events/calendar-of-events/

    Address
    Marshak Science
    City College of New York
    160 Convent Ave., New York, NY  10031

    Location
    Marshak Science, MR418N

    p: 212.650.5516

    Admission
    Free

  • Event Details

    "X-ray free-electron lasers (XFEL): a laser for the 21st century"

    "X-ray free-electron lasers (XFEL): a laser for the 21st century"

    Louis F. DiMauro
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 USA


    The invention of the optical laser over five decades ago has transformed
    science and technology, providing broad benefits to society. The new
    millennium is equally poised for a renaissance in x-ray science enabled by
    a new class of light sources, the XFEL era. The XFEL¹s unprecedented
    brightness and brevity will allow, for the first time, the production of
    ultra-fast molecular movies with atomic spatial resolution. New
    capabilities for coherent imaging of single macromolecule will contribute
    to cataloging the constituents of life. The extraordinary intensity will
    open the field of nonlinear optics in the x-ray regime. In this talk we
    will discuss the principles of these unique light sources and contrast
    x-ray matter interactions to the well-known response using optical lasers.
    In addition, a number of experiments conducted on the world¹s first XFEL
    at SLAC, the LCLS, will emphasize the high frequency response of atomic
    systems.
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