- The researchers sped up the particles—electrons in this case—inside a nine-centimeter long tube of plasma. The speed corresponded to an energy of 4.25 giga-electron volts
- The record-breaking energies were achieved with the help of BELLA (Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator), one of the most powerful lasers in the world
- In order to accelerate electrons to even higher energies—the near-term goal is 10 giga-electron volts—the researchers will need to more precisely control the density of the plasma channel through which the laser light flows.
World Record For Compact 'Tabletop' Particle Accelerator
12. 9. 14 by Matthew Lincoln