Creating a diverse international user facility

The European XFEL is the first hard X-ray high-repetition-rate free-electron laser facility. Sakura Pascarelli, Serguei Molodtsov and Thomas Tschentscher, scientific directors of the European XFEL, discuss the challenges that lie ahead before the European XFEL can reach its full potential and cater for an international and diverse community of users.

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Fig. 1: The MHz challenge.

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Pascarelli, S., Molodtsov, S. & Tschentscher, T. Creating a diverse international user facility. Nat Rev Phys 2, 337–339 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42254-020-0201-9

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