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Laser Lab Creates Bright X-ray Flashes
2012-06-07 12:44:30

At the Vienna University of Technology, a very special kind of bright coherent x-ray radiation has been created by an international team of scientists; the new method was presented in the current issue of Science A breakthrough in laser science was achieved in Vienna: In the labs of the Photonics Institute at the Vienna University of Technology, a new method of producing bright laser pulses at x-ray energies was developed. The radiation covers a broad energy spectrum and can therefore be...

CERN Scientists To Ramp Up LHC Output
2012-02-14 08:18:33

CERN physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland are to increase the machine´s energy output to embark on a last-ditch journey to find the elusive Higgs boson, a theoretical “God particle” that could change physics as we know it. Scientists say the 14 percent boost in the proton beams´ energies should improve the collider´s chances of finding “new physics” and definitively confirming or denying the existence of the...

Image 1 - Illinois And Energy Dept. Invest $33M In Fermilab Research Center
2011-12-18 05:58:41

Fermilab broke ground on Friday on a new Accelerator Research Center, where physicists will work on the development and industrialization of particle accelerator technology. Once completed in 2013, the 48,000-square-foot complex will wrap around Fermilab´s orange Collider Detector Facility building. The State of Illinois is providing $20 million to design and build a part of the complex, while the U.S. Department of Energy will contribute $13 million to refurbish an existing...

2011-12-06 23:39:07

Physicists at Mainz University significantly improve the calculation method for scattering experiments in particle physics Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have set a new record for the calculation of scattering amplitudes. This kind of calculation is used to predict the outcome of accelerator experiments in which high-energy particles collide with one another. However, the calculations become increasingly difficult the greater the number of orders the physicists...

New Light Cast On Electrons Heated To Several Billion Degrees
2011-11-21 13:57:00

A new class of high power lasers can effectively accelerate particles like electrons and ions with very intense, short laser pulses.  This has attracted the interest of researchers around the globe, working out the details of the acceleration process which occurs when a laser beam impinges on a thin foil to accelerate ions from the foil´s rear surface to high energies.  The electrons in the foil are heated by the laser pulse, thereby gaining energy.  These electrons in...

CERN Launches Upgrade Project For The Large Hadron Collider
2011-11-17 06:05:43

Physicists from around the world kicked off a major initiative on Wednesday to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN -- the world´s leading laboratory for particle physics -- into a vastly more powerful space research machine by 2020. The work brings together scientists and engineers from some 14 European institutions, Japan and the United States, with the goal of developing new technologies in fields ranging from super-conducting magnets to energy transfer lines. While...

Image 1 - Exploring The Last White Spot On Earth
2011-11-10 13:36:31

ESRF inaugurates unique new X-ray facility Scientists will soon be exploring matter at temperatures and pressures so extreme it can only be produced for microseconds using powerful pulsed lasers. Matter in such states is present in the Earth's liquid iron core, 2500 kilometers beneath the surface, and also in elusive "warm dense matter" inside large planets like Jupiter. A new X-ray beamline ID24 at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, allows a new...

2011-11-08 08:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Energetics, Inc., (NASDAQ: AERG) announced today that its advanced technology electron beam accelerator is now available for customer demonstrations in the new Applications Center in Tucson. The Applications Center contains the Company's Nested High Voltage Generator (NHVG) accelerator system and a Visitor's Center. The facility is designed to provide customers access to the Company's products and to enable demonstration of the new system...

2011-10-31 14:23:00

LITTLETON, Mass., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mevion Medical Systems announced today it has delivered the world's first superconducting synchrocyclotron to the S. Lee Kling Center for Proton Therapy at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis MO. This inaugural shipment marks the last phase of the manufacturing of the first MEVION S250 proton accelerator module and the first of many to come deliveries of this...

2011-10-25 20:27:10

Cornell scientists have surpassed two major milestones toward a novel, exceedingly powerful X-ray source: A record-breaking electron gun emittance and a successfully tested prototype of a superconducting linac cavity. For more than a decade, Cornell scientists have been conducting research and development for an Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) electron accelerator that would produce X-ray beams 1,000 times brighter than any in existence. The university ultimately hopes to use ERL technology...