Future particle accelerators could use only a fraction of the energy currently required, after
The demonstration took place at the Daresbury laboratory in
The prototype successfully transported accelerated electrons to 99.9 per cent of the speed of light, creating a beam with a total energy of 11 million electron volts.
The Accelerators and Lasers In Combined Experiments (ALICE) project is designed to produce light from the accelerator and advanced lasers for use in accelerator technologies, such as super-conducting cavities.
This was the first time that the
Once fully commissioned,
Susan Smith, head of the Accelerator Physics Group at STFC Daresbury Laboratory, said: ‘Energy recovery means a massive saving of power or alternatively, for the same power usage, light sources and colliders of unprecedented power and intensity.