The Matter in Extreme Conditions instrument at the Linac Coherent Light Source

J Synchrotron Radiat. 2015 May;22(3):520-5. doi: 10.1107/S1600577515004865. Epub 2015 Apr 21.


The LCLS beam provides revolutionary capabilities for studying the transient behavior of matter in extreme conditions. The particular strength of the Matter in Extreme Conditions instrument is that it combines the unique LCLS beam with high-power optical laser beams, and a suite of dedicated diagnostics tailored for this field of science. In this paper an overview of the beamline, the capabilities of the instrumentation, and selected highlights of experiments and commissioning results are presented.

Keywords: FEL; X-ray Thomson scattering; high energy density science; high-pressure science; warm dense matter.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.