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September 27, 2013
Press Release
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.
Photo of two accelerator chips on the tip of a finger
September 18, 2013
News Feature
Scientists at SLAC have found a new method to create coherent beams of twisted light – light that spirals around a central axis as it travels.
Accelerator physicist Erik Hemsing next to the NLCTA,...
July 8, 2013
News Feature
Last Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of an historic event: In 1973, a team of research pioneers extracted hard X-rays for the first time from SLAC's SPEAR accelerator.
Photo - SSRP pilot project beamline inside SPEAR, 07/06/1973. (SLAC Archives)
June 2, 2011
News Feature
In 1971, physicist Burton Richter of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was building a new type of particle collider called a storage ring.
soft X-ray fluorescence at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source

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