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  • Image# SL0112
  • SL
  • 11/05/2014

In 2014, scientists from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and UCLA showed that a promising technique for accelerating electrons on waves of plasma is efficient enough to power a new generation of shorter, more economical accelerators. This is a milestone in demonstrating the practicality of plasma wakefield acceleration, a technique in which electrons gain energy by essentially surfing on a wave of electrons within an ionized gas. Here, SLAC researchers Spencer Gessner, left, and Sebastien Corde monitor pairs of electron bunches sent into a plasma inside an oven of hot lithium gas at the Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests (FACET). (Image courtesy SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

  • Image# SL0113
  • SL
  • 11/05/2014

In 2014, scientists from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and UCLA showed that a promising technique for accelerating electrons on waves of plasma is efficient enough to power a new generation of shorter, more economical accelerators. This is a milestone in demonstrating the practicality of plasma wakefield acceleration, a technique in which electrons gain energy by essentially surfing on a wave of electrons within an ionized gas. Here, SLAC researchers Michael Litos, left, and Sebastien Corde use a laser table at the Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests (FACET) to create a plasma used for accelerating electrons to high energies in a very short distance. (Image courtesy SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

  • Image# SL0114
  • SL
  • 11/05/2014

In 2014, scientists from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and UCLA showed that a promising technique for accelerating electrons on waves of plasma is efficient enough to power a new generation of shorter, more economical accelerators. This is a milestone in demonstrating the practicality of plasma wakefield acceleration, a technique in which electrons gain energy by essentially surfing on a wave of electrons within an ionized gas. The simulation shown here depicts two electron bunches - containing 5 billion to 6 billion electrons each – that were accelerated by a laser-generated column of plasma inside an oven of hot lithium gas during experiments at SLAC. (Image courtesy SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

  • Image# FN0446
  • FN
  • 08/26/2014

A Fermilab scientist works on the laser beams at the heart of the Holometer experiment. The Holometer will use twin laser interferometers to test whether the universe is a 2-D hologram. Credit: Fermilab

  • Image# FN0447
  • FN
  • 08/26/2014

Fermilab scientist Aaron Chou, left, project manager for the Holometer experiment, with the device that will test whether the universe is a 2-D hologram. Credit: Fermilab.

  • Image# FN0448
  • FN
  • 08/26/2014

A close-up of the Holometer at Fermilab, an experiment designed to test the information storage capacity of the universe, and determine whether we live in a 2-D hologram. Credit: Fermilab.

  • Image# FN0449
  • FN
  • 08/26/2014

Top view of the Holometer as a Fermilab scientist works on the apparatus. The Holometer uses twin laser interferometers to look for "holographic noise" in space-time, and will test whether the universe is a 2-D hologram. Credit: Fermilab.

  • Image# FN0450
  • FN
  • 08/26/2014

The holometer as constructed at Fermilab includes two interferometers in evacuated 6-inch steel tubes about 40 meters long. Optical systems (not shown here) in each one “recycle” laser light to create a very steady, intense laser wave with about a kilowatt of laser power to maximize the precision of the measurement. The outputs of the two photodiodes are correlated to measure the holographic jitter of the spacetime the two machines share. The holometer will measure jitter as small as a few billionths of a billionth of a meter. Illustration: Fermilab.

  • Image# ST0020
  • ST
  • 08/21/2014

UK scientists have built a new facility aimed at understanding how particles from space can interact with electronic devices, and to investigate the chaos that cosmic rays can cause – such as taking communications satellites offline, wiping a device's memory or affecting aircraft electronics. ChipIR has successfully completed its first round of development testing before going in to full operation in 2015. Pictured here is the CHIPIR build on 10 April 2014 (Credit: STFC)

  • Image# ST0021
  • ST
  • 08/21/2014

UK scientists have built a new facility aimed at understanding how particles from space can interact with electronic devices, and to investigate the chaos that cosmic rays can cause – such as taking communications satellites offline, wiping a device's memory or affecting aircraft electronics. ChipIR has successfully completed its first round of development testing before going in to full operation in 2015. Pictured here is Dr Chris Frost, ChipIR project scientist at ISIS. (Credit: STFC)

  • Image# FN0439
  • FN
  • 07/30/2014

The 50-foot-wide Muon g-2 electromagnet at rest inside the Fermilab building that will house the experiment. The magnet was moved into the new building on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The magnet will allow scientists to precisely probe the properties of subatomic particles called muons. Photo: Fermilab.

  • Image# FN0440
  • FN
  • 07/30/2014

Workers slowly slide the 50-foot-wide Muon g-2 electromagnet inside the new building on the Fermilab site that will house the experiment. The magnet was moved into the building on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, while a crowd of scientists and onlookers watched. Photo: Fermilab.

  • Image# FN0441
  • FN
  • 07/30/2014

Exactly one year to the day after completing a 3,200-mile journey from Long Island, the 50-foot-wide Muon g-2 electromagnet was moved across the Fermilab site on Saturday, July 26 to the new building that will house the experiment. Photo: Fermilab.

  • Image# FN0432
  • FN
  • 06/24/2014

The MicroBooNE detector is transported on a truck. Fermilab's Wilson Hall is in the background. The 30-ton neutrino detector was transported three miles across the Fermilab site on Monday, June 23, 2014, and placed in its new home in the Liquid-Argon Test Facility. (Photo: Fermilab.)

  • Image# FN0433
  • FN
  • 06/24/2014

The 30-ton MicroBooNE neutrino detector is slowly lowered through the open roof of the Liquid-Argon Test Facility at Fermilab, where it will become the centerpiece of the MicroBooNE experiment. Crews first took the roof of the building off with the massive crane, then lowered the detector into place. (Photo: Fermilab.)

  • Image# FN0434
  • FN
  • 06/24/2014

The 30-ton MicroBooNE neutrino detector is gently lowered into the Liquid-Argon Test Facility at Fermilab on Monday, June 23, 2014. The detector will become the centerpiece of the MicroBooNE experiment, which will study ghostly particles called neutrinos. (Photo: Fermilab.)

  • Image# FN0435
  • FN
  • 06/24/2014

The massive MicroBooNE neutrino detector is gently lowered into the main cavern of the Liquid-Argon Test Facility at Fermilab on Monday, June 23, 2014. The banner on the side reads "MicroBooNE – Driving Nu Physics." The Greek letter nu stands for neutrinos, the subatomic particles that the experiment will study. Photo: Fermilab.

  • Image# FN0436
  • FN
  • 06/24/2014

The 30-ton MicroBooNE detector in its cradle in the Liquid-Argon Test Facility at Fermilab. The detector, which contains a time projection chamber that includes 8,256 delicate gilded wires, was carefully transported three miles across the Fermilab site and lowered into place with a massive crane on Monday, June 23, 2014. (Photo: Fermilab.)

  • Image# FN0437
  • FN
  • 06/24/2014

The MicroBooNE detector is at rest in its new home, Fermilab's Liquid-Argon Test Facility. The detector is now in the path of Fermilab's intense neutrino beam and will begin taking data later this year. (Photo: Fermilab.)

  • Image# FN0438
  • FN
  • 06/24/2014

The 30-ton MicroBooNE neutrino detector was transported across the Fermilab site on Monday, June 23, 2014. The banner on the side reads "MicroBooNE – Driving Nu Physics." The Greek letter nu (pronounced "new") stands for subatomic particles called neutrinos. (Photo: Fermilab.)

  • Image# CE0344
  • CE
  • 06/12/2014

Overall view of the LHC, including the ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb experiments. (Image: CERN)

  • Image# CE0345
  • CE
  • 06/12/2014

Overall view of the LHC. View of the 4 LHC detectors: ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb. (Image: CERN)

  • Image# JL0035
  • JL
  • 05/13/2014

The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has achieved the final two accelerator commissioning milestones needed to start experimental operations following its first major upgrade. In the early hours of May 7, 2014, the machine delivered its highest-energy beams ever, 10.5 billion electron-volts through the entire accelerator and up to the start of the beamline for its newest experimental complex, Hall D. Then, in the last minutes of the day on May 7, the machine delivered beam, for the first time, into Hall D. This photo shows the new beamline rising 5 meters before entering the Hall D complex. (Photo: Jefferson Lab.)

  • Image# BN0051
  • BN
  • 04/10/2014

The STAR detector at Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). As big as a house, STAR searches for signatures of the form of matter that RHIC aims to create: the quark-gluon plasma. Shown here is the central portion of the Heavy Flavor Tracker (HFT) being installed at the STAR detector. The HFT will track particles made of "charm" and "beauty" quarks, rare varieties (or "flavors") that are more massive than the lighter "up" and "down" quarks that make up ordinary matter. The Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR) is a detector which specializes in tracking the thousands of particles produced by each ion collision at RHIC. Weighing 1,200 tons and as large as a house, STAR is a massive detector. It is used to search for signatures of the form of matter that RHIC was designed to create: the quark-gluon plasma. It is also used to investigate the behavior of matter at high energy densities by making measurements over a large area. (Courtesy: BNL)

  • Image# BN0052
  • BN
  • 04/10/2014

The STAR detector at Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). As big as a house, STAR searches for signatures of the form of matter that RHIC aims to create: the quark-gluon plasma. (Courtesy: BNL)

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