Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Spotlight On Flash

{There was a pun in there.}

Here's a good video to introduce you to FLASH, the FEL facility at DESY.



This, of course, is a counterpart to LCLS at SLAC. It looks like FEL facilities are popping up all over the place as the new "in-fashion" light source. This is almost like 20 years ago when synchrotron centers were the rage as light sources.

Zz.

2 comments:

blog said...

Unlike synchrotrons, FEL give you higher light intensities and more importantly, short pulses. So you can study the dynamics of process where you only get a static picture with synchrotrons. FELs won't replace synchrotrons, but are a very highly desirable complement!

ZapperZ said...

I didn't claim they're the same or competing against each other.

Zz.