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The Center for X-Ray Optics

The Center for X-Ray Optics at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory works to further science and technology using short wavelength optical systems and techniques. We create and operate advanced experimental systems to address national needs, support research in material, life, and environmental science, and extend the forefront of semiconductor manufacturing.

"CXRO is a one-of-a-kind facility with over 25 years of experience providing short wavelength optical solutions. From instrument development to scientific discovery, our vertically integrated structure allows us to tackle a full spectrum of research."

Patrick Naulleau
CXRO Director

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Peter Fischer Elected APS Fellow

Peter Fischer has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) Fellow for "contributions to imaging spin structures and their dynamics with high resolution magnetic soft x-ray microscopy.” Fischer is a Staff Scientist at the Center for X-ray Optics, and an Adjunct Professor in Physics at UC Santa Cruz. This is one of the highest honors from APS, and very prestigious. Other APS fellows have been announced for 2014, and Berkeley Lab is well represented. Read more news highlights