Typical LOASIS Set-up (image) 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 Usage Restrictions Credit required Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.