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Laser 'drill' sets a new world record in laser-driven electron acceleration


February 25, 2019

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Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have set a new world record for plasma accelerators: In a plasma tube only 20 centimeters long, the team, led by Wim Leemans, then head of the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator Center and now Accelerator Director at DESY, accelerated electrons to an energy of 7.8 billion electron volts. The team reports its achievement in the journal Physical Review LettersFull Story

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