Contact: Andy Freeberg
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Caption: These thin samples of copper, iron and titanium were shocked with optical laser pulses and probed with SLAC's X-ray laser, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).
Credit: D. Milathianaki, S. Boutet, et al.
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