Fine Structure

CXI, The Fourth SLAC Instrument

I love it when the physics of the intangible is used in a tangible way, it really brings out the importance of advancing the body of physics knowledge. I know, as if discovering how the world works isn't important enough. Amazingly, it's not that important to some people, although I won't name any names. Not today, at least.

The Coherent X-ray Imaging instrument is the fourth detector to be installed at the end of the Stanford LCLS beamline and it surely shows how physics can be used to discover the structure of tiny (but not too tiny) biological molecules. The LCLS is scheduled to start experiments in September 2009.

http://today.slac.stanford.edu/feature/2009/lcls-instruments-cxi.asp ]

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