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Plasma Physics: Meeting Takes Pulse of Laser Accelerators

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


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.