Author: Stohr, J.     [Stöhr, J.]
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The Scientific Revolution Enabled by X-ray Free Electron Lasers  
  • J. Stöhr
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  This talk outlines how the advent of x-ray free electron lasers (X-FELs) has fundamentally changed x-ray science and is envisioned to enable the solution of important scientific problems that impact human life. While we are still exploring how to understand the interactions of the ultra-strong and ultra-short FEL x-ray pulses with matter and developing methods of improved control of the pulse properties, we are already using FEL x-rays for the solution of important problems in such areas as life science and health, the generation and storage of energy and the understanding of technological processes and their limits imposed by the laws of nature. This talk will review the present state of the dynamic and exciting development of X-FEL science and provide a glimpse of the future.  
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