Tech Today w/ Ken May

3mm Inexpensive Chip Revolutionizes Electron Accelerators

Posted by kenmay on September - 30 - 2013

AaronW writes “Scientists and engineers at the US DOE SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have developed an advanced accelerator technology smaller than a grain of rice. It is currently accelerating electrons at 300 million volts per meter with a goal of achieving 1 billion EV per meter. It could do in 100 feet what the SLAC linear accelerator does in two miles and could achieve a million more electron pulses per second. This could lead to more compact accelerators and X-ray devices.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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3mm Inexpensive Chip Revolutionizes Electron Accelerators

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