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State-of-the-Art Beams From Table-Top Accelerators

The rapidly evolving technology of laser plasma accelerators (LPAs) – called “table-top accelerators” because their length can be measured in centimeters instead of kilometers – promises a new breed of machines, far less expensive and with far less impact on the land and the environment than today’s conventional accelerators. Future LPAs offer not only compact high-energy colliders for fundamental physics but diminutive light sources as well. Go here to read part one of this two-part story.

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