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Plasma Physics: Meeting Takes Pulse of Laser Accelerators

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Science  05 Jan 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5245, pp. 26
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5245.26

Summary

Louisville, Kentucky—Researchers around the world are sharpening their picture of the interplay between laser light and ionized gases, or plasmas. The phenomena are essential elements in the quest to put short-pulse lasers to use in practical devices such as accelerators.