Plasma Wakefield Acceleration

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October 12, 2020
Press Release
FACET-II will pave the way for a future generation of particle colliders and powerful light sources, opening avenues in high-energy physics, medicine, and materials, biological and energy science.
FACET II
August 12, 2019
News Feature
At SLAC’s FACET facility, researchers have produced an intense electron beam by 'sneaking’ electrons into plasma, demonstrating a method that could be used in future compact discovery machines that explore the subatomic world.
Trojan horse illustration
March 14, 2019
News Feature
Scientists around the world are testing ways to further boost the power of particle accelerators while drastically shrinking their size.
October 23, 2018
News Feature
An advisory committee is evaluating proposals for first experiments at SLAC’s future FACET-II accelerator facility.
FACET-II First Electrons
October 9, 2018
News Feature
Three new studies show the promise and challenge of using plasma wakefield acceleration to build a future electron-positron collider.
June 11, 2018
Press Release
The goal: develop plasma technologies that could shrink future accelerators up to 1,000 times, potentially paving the way for next-generation particle colliders and powerful light sources.
FACET-II Science
October 24, 2017
News Feature
He is recognized for his numerous contributions to the advancement of accelerator physics, community service and education.
Alexander Chao
June 2, 2016
News Feature
Researchers have reached another milestone in the development of a promising technology that could lead to more efficient and powerful particle accelerators.
May 4, 2016
News Feature
The lab’s signature particle highway prepares to enter another era of transformative science as the home of the LCLS-II X-ray laser.
August 26, 2015
Press Release
A SLAC-led research team working at the lab’s FACET facility has demonstrated a new way of accelerating positrons that could help develop smaller, more economical future particle colliders.