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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

DM: Laser consortium LCLS subteam: Overview of our latest LCLS experiment: beamtime progress and results

Most of the members of the laser consortium already had a good idea of our aim for the LCLS experiment. However, experiments don't always go as expected, specially when they are done at facilities with a short pre-allocated beamtime, and the final results can be quite different from the original aim. In this journal club, we will show the progress of our latest experiment at LCLS shift by shift, and how the original plan had to be modified on the fly to to adapt to the different circumstances and issues we were presented with. The talk will include an overview of practical aspects, as how we calibrated the different devices within the beamtime, and will give a very quick overview of the potentially most relevant results, still open for discussion and interpretation.