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Shining a light on experimental laser accelerators

The Engineer paid a visit to Southampton University to find out how cutting edge techniques for making fibre lasers could lead to the next generation of particle accelerators.

The research could lead to the creations of powerful particle accelerators that are metres rather than kilometres in length, paving the way for their wider use in science, energy and medicine.


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