Materials in Extreme Conditions: Science Across a Range of Facilities

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Columbus EF (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Roger Falcone , Advanced Light Source, Berkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA
This presentation will describe research at a range of national user facilities that involves the study of materials under extreme conditions. The facilities range from a synchrotron x-ray source, to an intermediate-scale laser facility, to the world's first x-ray laser, to the world's largest laser. These DOE-funded facilities have a variety of missions and provide different experiences, but each provides a unique capability for scientists to probe the structure and dynamics of matter at extreme temperatures, pressures, and densities.