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XFEL Inaugurated in Germany

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HAMBURG, Germany, Oct. 4, 2017 — The faster, more powerful European XFEL free-electron laser has been inaugurated, producing ultrabright, trillion-photon x-ray flashes at a frequency 200× greater than the best preexisting free-electron lasers (FELs). The next-generation European instrument will allow scientists to map the atomic relief of viruses, decipher the molecular composition of cells, create 3D images of the nanoworld, and film chemical reactions. Eleven countries helped build the XFEL, and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)...Read full article

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