News tagged with electron accelerator

Smaller and cheaper particle accelerators?

Traditionally, particle accelerators have relied on electric fields generated by radio waves to drive electrons and other particles close to the speed of light. But in radio-frequency machines there is an upper limit on the ...

dateApr 22, 2015 in General Physics
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Nanotube cathode beats large, pricey laser

Scientists are a step closer to building an intense electron beam source without a laser. Using the High-Brightness Electron Source Lab at DOE's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a team led by scientist Luigi Faillace ...

dateSep 30, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Computer-assisted accelerator design

Stephen Brooks uses his own custom software tool to fire electron beams into a virtual model of proposed accelerator designs for eRHIC. The goal: Keep the cost down and be sure the beams will circulate in this proposed next-generation ...

dateApr 22, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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