Microchip accelerators

England RJ, Hommelhoff P, Byer RL (2021)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2021


Book Volume: 74

Pages Range: 42

Journal Issue: 8

URI: https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.4815

DOI: 10.1063/PT.3.4815


Particle accelerators are among the most important scientific tools of the modern age. Major accelerator facilities, such as the 27-km-circumference Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, where the Higgs boson was recently discovered, allow scientists to uncover fundamental properties of matter and energy. But the particle energies needed to explore new regimes of physics have increased to the TeV scale and beyond, and accelerator facilities based on conventional technologies are becoming prohibitively large and costly. Even lower-energy, smaller-scale accelerators used in medicine and industry are often cumbersome devices; they can weigh several tons and cost millions of dollars.

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England, R.J., Hommelhoff, P., & Byer, R.L. (2021). Microchip accelerators. Physics Today, 74(8), 42. https://dx.doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4815


England, R. Joel, Peter Hommelhoff, and Robert L. Byer. "Microchip accelerators." Physics Today 74.8 (2021): 42.

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