Contact: Paul Preuss
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Caption: A typical LOASIS set-up, background, accelerates electron beams to energies of a billion electron volts. The plasma channel of the accelerator may be confined in a capillary or punched through a supersonic jet of dense hydrogen gas. In the foreground, a "boosted frame" simulation shows how electrons surf the plasma wave generated by a laser pulse.
Credit: Photo Roy Kaltschmidt, simulation Jean-Luc Vay and colleagues, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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