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Accelerator physics

Surf's up at SLAC

A 'plasma afterburner' just 30 centimetres long accelerates electrons hundreds of times faster than giant conventional accelerators. The result may ultimately open up a low-cost technology for particle colliders. See Letter p.92

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Figure 1: Ramping up the energy.

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Downer, M., Zgadzaj, R. Surf's up at SLAC. Nature 515, 40–41 (2014).

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