The Huge Image: The world's strongest x-ray laser

The Big Picture: The world's most powerful x-ray laser

This can be a photograph of the Linac Coherent Mild Supply or LCLS — an x-ray free-electron laser in Stanford College’s SLAC Nationwide Accelerator Laboratory. It is also dubbed as probably the most highly effective x-ray laser on the planet. The SLAC Lab took a gaggle of novice and professional photographers on a tour of its amenities, giving them the prospect to shoot pictures of each the LCLS and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) for a contest. This picture captured by Nathan Taylor is likely one of the prime three entries taken by individuals from the group and can be submitted to this yr’s International Physics Photowalk, which goals to point out behind-the-scenes pictures of the world’s main particle physics laboratories. You’ll be able to see all of the winners, together with one other profitable image by Daniele Fanelli that options toy dinosaurs, together with the opposite entries that acquired honorable point out on SLAC’s web site.

[Image credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Nathan Taylor]

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