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 ...

A plasma tube to bring particles up to speed at SLAC

A team led by scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has reached another milestone in developing a promising technology for accelerating ...

New discovery could enable portable particle accelerators

Conventional particle accelerators are typically big machines that occupy a lot of space. Even at more modest energies, such as that used for cancer therapy and medical imaging, accelerators need large rooms to accommodate ...

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