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    Plans for the Wisconsin Free Electron Laser Facility: Preliminary Design Performance and Scientific Opportunities

    October 11, 2007, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Following the 2006 workshop "New Scientific Opportunities with VUV and Soft X-ray Free Electron Lasers," the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has explored the feasibility and design for a next generation light source and the broad range of science and technology that it would enable.

    This proposed new multidisciplinary, international User facility will be a superconducting linac driven Free Electron Laser source capable of producing fully coherent photon beams with short, highly monochromatic, and variable rep rate pulses covering the VUV and soft x-ray range.

    At this one-day symposium to be held October 11, 2007 at UW Madison, the Wisconsin FEL concept will be introduced. After detailing the groundbreaking capabilities that would be offered by this facility, presentations by collaborating researchers will present the transformative scientific reach offered in molecular dynamics, coherent imaging, resonant inelastic scattering, photoemission spectroscopy, atomic/molecular physics, biological sciences, and nanotechnology.

    Program details are available on the WiFEL website at