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Charged particles “surf” waves of plasma - a promising technology that could make future particle colliders more compact and affordable.

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FACET-II science

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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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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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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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He is recognized for his numerous contributions to the advancement of accelerator physics, community service and education.

Alexander Chao
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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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The lab’s signature particle highway prepares to enter another era of transformative science as the home of the LCLS-II X-ray laser.

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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...