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Photos of the Day: Accelerator on a Chip

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 3:42pm
Robert Byer, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University

 

SLAC and Stanford scientists used nanofabricated chips of fused silica just three millimeters long to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional particle accelerator technology. Credit: Matt Beardsley, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

The key to the accelerator chips is tiny, precisely spaced ridges, which cause the iridescence seen in this close-up photo. Credit: Matt Beardsley, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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