Wednesday, August 17, 2005

15 GeV !

Erdem came back from the experiment at Stanford's SLAC today. They tried to accelerate electrons using plasmas, and they got the biggest known acceleration until today: 15GeV !

That's a huge number, considering that SLAC needs 3000 m to accelerate electrons to 50GeV, and we got 1/3 of this value in 10,000 less length! (0.3m of plasma)

Do I smell Nature Physics?