Topic: Petawatt

Particle Accelerator That Can Fit on a Tabletop Opens New Chapter for Science Research

June 20, 2013

laser plasma acceleratorPhysicists at The University of Texas at Austin have built a tabletop particle accelerator that can generate energies and speeds previously reached only by major facilities that are hundreds of meters long and cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build.

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Most powerful laser creates phenomena of universe in University of Texas at Austin laboratory

Jan. 12, 2009

Really Extreme Science: Todd Ditmire leads the way into his new laboratory below Robert Lee Moore Hall. He jiggles a key into a lock and swings open the door to a subterranean chamber worthy of a James Bond villain--if the villain were a university professor trying to do world-class research on a limited budget.

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