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Particle Accelerator That Can Fit on a Tabletop Opens New Chapter for Science Research


June 20, 2013

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The laser plasma accelerator has accelerated about half a billion electrons to 2 gigaelectronvolts over a distance of about 1 inch. It's a downsizing of a factor of approximately 10,000, and marks a major milestone in the advance toward the day when multi-gigaelectronvolt laser plasma accelerators are standard equipment in research laboratories around the world. Full Story

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