(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CEA Saclay have developed a particle-in-cell simulation tool that is enabling cutting-edge simulations of laser/plasma coupling mechanisms. More detailed understanding of these mechanisms is critical to the development of ultra-compact particle accelerators and light sources that could solve long-standing challenges in medicine, industry, and fundamental science.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/dbnl-abi042419.php