The Swiss Light Source and SwissFEL at the Paul Scherrer Institute
Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), 5232, Villigen, Switzerland
Accepted: 19 January 2023
Published online: 6 February 2023
At the Paul Scherrer Institute, two electron accelerator-based photon sources are in operation, namely a synchrotron source, the swiss light source (SLS), and an X-ray free-electron laser, SwissFEL. SLS has been operational since 2001 and SwissFEL since 2017. In this time, unique and world-leading scientific programs and methods have developed from the SLS and the SwissFEL in fields as diverse as macromolecular biology, chemical and physical sciences, imaging, and the electronic structure and behaviour of novel and complex materials. To continue the success, a major upgrade of SLS, the SLS2.0 project, is ongoing and at SwissFEL further endstations are under construction.
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