A collaboration including our own Artem Rudenko has used the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) to find a way to strip most of the electrons from Xenon atoms, creating a “supercharged”, strongly positive state at energies previously thought too low. The work, "Ultra-efficient ionization of heavy atoms by intense X-ray free-electron laser pulses" was recently published by Nature Photonics.
Beside Artem, the research team includes scientists from 19 research centers from around the world. The LCLS is a new facility at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Week of 19 May 2013
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Professor Brett DePaola has been selected to receive the 2013 Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Brett brings the "trophy" back to Physics after 10 years. Past recipients of this award from Physics are Sorensen (2002), Chakrabarti (2002), and Weaver (2003).