World's First Hard X-ray Free-electron Laser

The Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC takes X-ray snapshots of atoms and molecules at work, revealing fundamental processes in materials, technology and living things. LCLS is an Office of Science User Facility operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Stanford University.

LCLS Overview   Instruments   Proposals  

Latest Proposal Schedule

Mode of Access Run Cycle Proposal Call Status Submission Deadline Cycle Begins Cycle Ends
Scientific Campaigns LCLS 18 Accepting Letters of Interest July 22, 2019 Mar 2020 Dec 2020
Regular Proposals LCLS 18 Call will be issued July 24, 2019 September 17, 2019 Mar 2020 Dec 2020
Protein Crystal Screening LCLS 18 TBD TBD Mar 2020 Dec 2020
MeV-UED Regular Proposals MeV-UED 2 TBD TBD Jan 2020 Jun 2020

  Proposals are submitted through the User Portal.


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