Laser-Plasma Accelerator

Particle accelerators smash bits of matter at near light-speed, all in an effort to recreate stuff that existed shortly after the Big Bang. Trouble is, the machines require a lot of room and cash to build. Europe's 17-mile-around Large Hadron Collider, for example, has a budget of about $9 billion. This visualization shows an alternative: laser-plasma acceleration. The visualization reveals how this technology works.


Laser-Plasma Accelerator

Source: Wired
URL: http://www.wired.com/2011/08/science-simulation-videos/?pid=1743#slideid-590633
Date of Publication: Aug. 8, 2011
Authors: Unknown Authors

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