The SwissFEL X-ray free-electron laser is a unique light source that
addresses important needs in energy supply, the environment, medicine,
and materials for new technology. It is an important element in
maintaining Switzerland’s leading position in scientific research.
Experiments at SwissFEL will lead to an entirely new level of
understanding of matter in biology, chemistry, engineering and materials
science. SwissFEL makes ultrashort pulses of X-rays with the properties
of laser light. It will be a billion times brighter than the
synchrotron light at the Swiss Light Source SLS. The X-ray pulses will
be powerful enough to make movies of atoms and molecules in motion.
SwissFEL is complementary to the SLS. The two research facilities will
operate together to meet the growing demand for state-of-the-art beams
of X-rays and ultraviolet light. PSI scientists and engineers
collaborate with other research centres worldwide to share expertise and
push forward free-electron laser technology.
Deadlines for SwissFEL beamlines: