Tabletop-sized particle accelerator blows away Large Hardron Collider in recent test

December 9, 2014 1:53 PM

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Tabletop-sized particle accelerator blows away Large Hardron Collider in recent test

The tiny, 3.5-inch tube had the assistance of one of the most powerful lasers in the world, the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA).

Scientists have found a way to accelerate subatomic particles to an energy gradient 1,000 times that of the massive Large Hadron Collider at CERN — all with a device that would fit on a tabletop.

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