New Tests of Table-Top Accelerator Beams

October 25, 2012

The approaching advent of the one-meter-long, 10-billion-electron-volt Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) brings the promise of laser plasma accelerators closer to realization, and with it the importance of testing beam quality in such “table-top accelerators.” In the second of a two-part feature, learn how scientists in the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division are meeting the challenges of extraordinarily short pulses and a complex accelerating environment with novel quality measures, including the metric known as slice-energy spread. More>

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