LCLS SXR Chamber

Photo - Interior of a Linac Coherent Light Source experimental chamber at SLAC

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January 25, 2012

This photograph shows the interior of a Linac Coherent Light Source SXR experimental chamber, set up for an investigation to create and measure a form of extreme, 3.6-million-degree Fahrenheit matter known as “hot, dense matter.”

The central part of the frame contains the holder for the material that will be converted by the powerful LCLS laser into hot, dense matter. To the left is an XUV spectrometer and to the right is a small red laser set up for alignment and positioning.

Photo courtesy University of Oxford/Sam Vinko