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 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.

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FACET-II Facility

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It can help operators optimize the performance of X-ray lasers, electron microscopes, medical accelerators and other devices that depend on high-quality beams.

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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...

FACET-II
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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...

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Particle accelerators are some of the most complicated machines in science.

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Scientists around the world are testing ways to further boost the power of particle accelerators while drastically shrinking their size.

Scientists around the world are testing ways to further boost the power of particle accelerators while drastically shrinking their size.
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SLAC Director Chi-Chang Kao spoke to the Stanford University Faculty Senate at its Feb. 21 meeting.

Chi-Chang Kao at Stanford Faculty Senate meeting
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An advisory committee is evaluating proposals for first experiments at SLAC’s future FACET-II accelerator facility.

FACET-II First Electrons
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Three new studies show the promise and challenge of using plasma wakefield acceleration to build a future electron-positron collider.

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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...

FACET-II science
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Two recently funded computing projects work toward developing cutting-edge scientific applications for future exascale supercomputers that can perform at least a billion billion computing...

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Researchers have reached another milestone in the development of a promising technology that could lead to more efficient and powerful particle accelerators.

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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...