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Scientists create compact particle accelerators
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Scientists create compact particle accelerators
Scientists create compact particle accelerators that drive electron beams nearer speed of light

https://phys.org/news/2020-08-scientists...earer.html

Quote:Scientists have successfully developed a pocket-sized particle accelerator capable of projecting ultra-short electron beams with laser light at more than 99.99% of the speed of light.

To achieve this result, the researchers have had to slow down light to match the speed of the electrons using a specially designed metallic structure lined with quartz layers thinner than a human hair.

This huge leap forward simultaneously offers the ability to both measure and manipulate particle bunches on time scales of less than 10 femtoseconds (0.000 000 000 000 01 seconds, or the time is takes light to travel 1/100th of a millimeter). This will enable them to create strobe photographs of atomic motion.

This successful demonstration paves the way to the development of high-energy, high-charge, high-quality Terahertz (THz) driven accelerators, which promise to be cheaper and more compact. Reducing the size and cost of accelerator technology, will open up these incredible machines to a much wider range of applications.
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Scientists create compact particle accelerators
The possibility that this might be turned into a weapon is somewhat unnerving.
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(08-13-2020, 01:27 PM)Dānu Wrote: The possibility that this might be turned into a weapon is somewhat unnerving.

There are downsides to every technology.  Tongue
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(08-13-2020, 01:27 PM)Dānu Wrote: The possibility that this might be turned into a weapon is somewhat unnerving.

But does it come with it's own holster?
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Scientists create compact particle accelerators
Well, we have made thermonuclear weapons and can't master that energy(nuclear fusion) for good purposes.

It pays better to make weapons than to make cheaper energy.
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Scientists create compact particle accelerators
I've always wanted my own personal black hole.
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Look, just give me a bubble around my truck.
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Why do we need compact particles? Easier to park?
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(08-14-2020, 01:43 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote: I've always wanted my own personal black hole.

How do you know that you don't have one?

Might take a mirror and some contortions to find out. Dance
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(08-14-2020, 12:02 PM)brewerb Wrote:
(08-14-2020, 01:43 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote: I've always wanted my own personal black hole.

How do you know that you don't have one?

Might take a mirror and some contortions to find out. Dance

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(08-14-2020, 12:02 PM)brewerb Wrote:
(08-14-2020, 01:43 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote: I've always wanted my own personal black hole.

How do you know that you don't have one?

Might take a mirror and some contortions to find out. Dance

Ya know, black holes usually take things in  Big Grin I have a white hole

Sorry Brewer, but you walked right into that one. Jk, jk.
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Scientists create compact particle accelerators
(08-14-2020, 12:02 PM)brewerb Wrote:
(08-14-2020, 01:43 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote: I've always wanted my own personal black hole.

How do you know that you don't have one?

Might take a mirror and some contortions to find out. Dance

Okay ... so ... like .. I tried that without a mirror?

Spent a fucking hour trying to pull my head out of my own ass!

Asshole!
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Scientists create compact particle accelerators
(08-15-2020, 02:20 AM)Free Wrote:
(08-14-2020, 12:02 PM)brewerb Wrote:
(08-14-2020, 01:43 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote: I've always wanted my own personal black hole.

How do you know that you don't have one?

Might take a mirror and some contortions to find out. Dance

Okay ... so ... like .. I tried that without a mirror?

Spent a fucking hour trying to pull my head out of my own ass!

Asshole!

You could have called a friend.

But would pulling their head outta your ass be that much better?
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