On the last day at the synchrotron, Uwe had a treat in store for us all...a visit to the LCLS, the LINAC Coherent Light Source. This two mile long....yes TWO MILES...linear accelerator is the most powerful of its type in the world. This is where potential Nobel Prize winners are queuing to get beam-time. Stood in the main accelerator housing (below) the hum of vast power was palpable.
|Bill, Roy, Bruce and Pete in the LCLS 2-mile long accelerator!|
|LCLS from above...a vast facility!|
|Bill, Holly and Uwe align a sample in the beam-line hutch.|