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XFEL- X-Ray Free Electron Laser

XFEL is the world’s largest and powerful X-ray laser. It was unveiled in Hamburg, Germany.  At present, 11 countries have participated in the project. The European XFEL is constructed such that the electrons produce X-ray light in synchronisation, resulting in high-intensity X-ray pulses with the properties of laser light and at intensities much brighter than those produced by conventional synchrotron light ..


India becomes Associate Member of CERN

India and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have signed an agreement making India the Associate Member State of CERN. Resolution to this effect was adopted earlier on September 15, 2016. Presently, the CERN consists of 22 member states, 4 associate member states, 4 Observer states and 3 international organizations.   CERN is a research ..


What is CERN in LHC?

CERN is the world’s largest particle physics laboratory which is situated in the north West suburbs of Geneva on the Franco Swiss Border.It was established in 1954 and its main function is to provide the infrastructure needed for high energy physics research including particle accelerators. CERN is also birth place of World Wide Web as ..