Scientists create 'Swiss army knife' for electron beams

DESY scientists have created a miniature particle accelerator for electrons that can perform four different functions at the push of a button. The experimental device is driven by a terahertz radiation source and can accelerate, ...

FLASHForward accelerates first electron bunches

The plasma accelerator project FLASHForward achieved an important milestone in January: for the first time, the facility's high-power laser accelerated electron bunches in a plasma cell. Later in the operational phase, the ...

Superconducting part of the European XFEL accelerator ready

An important milestone in the construction of the X-ray laser European XFEL has been reached: The 1.7-km long superconducting accelerator is installed in the tunnel. The linear accelerator will accelerate bunches of free ...

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