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Accelerator on a Chip: Technology Could Spawn New Generations of Smaller, Less Expensive Devices for Science, Medicine, Stanford University Study


9/30/2013 6:21:34 AM

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In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain of rice. The achievement was reported today in Nature by a team including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University.

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