SLAC National Accelerator Joins Fusion Power Associates

January 6, 2017

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, has become an Institutional Member of Fusion Power Associates (FPA). Professor Siegfried H. Glenzer, Director of High Energy Density (HED) science at SLAC, will be the Institute's representative to FPA.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is the first institute demonstrating lasing of a free-electron laser in the hard x-ray regime producing the world-brightest x-rays. The Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) instrument at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) combines this beam with high-energy and high-power lasers to enable unprecedented exploration of the high-energy density physics space.

The mission of SLAC's High-Energy Density science division is to develop this research area and to pursue fusion discovery science. Of particular interest are the areas of dynamic high-pressure physics, warm dense matter, relativistic laser-plasma interactions, and laboratory astrophysics. More information on this effort can be found at https://heds.slac.stanford.edu

The LCLS is a US Department of Energy Office of Science user facility and research proposals are invited from potential users worldwide.

Professor Glenzer can be contacted at glenzer@slac.stanford.edu