We just finished our first Free Electron Laser experiment, using the SXR endstation during Run 15 of the Linac Coherent Light Source. The goal was to study the collective modes of the stripe phase in La2-xBaxCuO4. SLAC Facebook post here.
We did our first experiment on qRIXS, the world’s first fully angle-resolved soft RIXS spectrometer, which is under development at the Advanced Light Source. This thing will open up a new approach to studying valence band excitations in materials. Find out more.