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A team of researchers at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) has run a laser plasma accelerator for more than a day while continuously producing electron beams. The LUX beamline, jointly operated and developed by DESY and the University of Hamburg, achieved a runtime of 30 hr.
“This brings us a big step closer to the steady operation of this innovative particle accelerator technology,” said Andreas R. Maier, who leads the group.
During the record-breaking nonstop operation, the physicists accelerated more than 100,000 electron bunches, one every second. With that large data set, the properties of the accelerator, the laser, and the bunches can be correlated and analyzed more precisely.