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SLAC develops 'accelerator on a chip'

Original post made on Sep 27, 2013

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers have successfully used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology -- and in a glass chip smaller than a grain of rice. If researchers successfully refine the laser-driven particle accelerator, the 2-mile long linear accelerator at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory could become a thing of the past, they said.

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Posted by Terry
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 27, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Quote: " the 2-mile long linear accelerator at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory could become a thing of the past"

News flash: given the current economy and research budget... sadly it already is a thing of the past.