Office of Science/U.S. DOE
A suite of x-ray instruments for exploiting the unique scientific capability of the Linac Coherent Light Source will be produced by the LUSI project. LUSI hopes to receive major funding starting in 2007, and to build four instruments over a period of about five years. Two of these instruments will be optimized for hard x-ray studies of ultrafast dynamics at the atomic level, addressing basic problems in chemistry and materials science. A third instrument will concentrate on hard x-ray coherent imaging of nano-particles and large biomolecules. The fourth instrument will give LCLS the capability of using soft x-rays to study magnetic structures and surface chemistry. These instruments will complement other instruments at LCLS, which are directed towards atomic physics and plasma physics. A summary of LCLS scientific applications can be found here.