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Positrons ride the wave

Experiments reveal that positrons — the antimatter equivalents of electrons — can be rapidly accelerated using a plasma wave. The findings pave the way to high-energy electron–positron particle colliders. See Letter p.442

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Figure 1: Mechanism for positron acceleration.

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Piot, P. Positrons ride the wave. Nature 524, 422–423 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/524422a

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