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Contact: Michael Downer
University of Texas at Austin

Laser Accelerator Set-up

Caption: This tabletop set-up accelerated approximately half a billion electrons to 2 gigaelectronvolts over a distance of about 1 inch. It's a feat that previously required a conventional accelerator that stretches more than the length of two football fields.

Credit: Courtesy of Rafal Zgadzaj

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