Co-leaders of X-lites Network (CXFEL) awarded $90.8M from NSF to Advance X-ray Science
Congratulations to The CXFEL Team (our Co-Leaders of the X-lites Network) on their recent award from the National Science Foundation! The $90.8M award will support a five-year project to construct the world's first Compact X-ray Free Electron Laser at ASU.
The NSF award will support a five-year project to build the world’s first Compact X-ray Free Electron Laser, or CXFEL. This one-of-a-kind, room-sized X-ray laser instrument will fill a critical need for researchers to explore the intricacies of complex matter at atomic length and ultrafast time. The CXFEL will allow scientists to observe biology’s molecular processes in detail — processes that are important for understanding human health and developing new medicines and drugs. It will also help investigators advance renewable energy research, quantum technologies, and semiconductor research and manufacturing.