LCLS-II: What's the big deal?

Speaker: Kathryn Ledbetter

Time: 12:00 PM January 18 2019

Location: Stanford Conference Room (3130), Building 53

Abstract

As LCLS starts its year-long shutdown to upgrade to LCLS-II, you may be wondering: why is it such a big deal? I will start with a high-level overview of what an X-ray free electron laser actually is, before delving into how LCLS-II is going to be a better one, both in the photons it delivers and in the endstations that make use of those photons.