(Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US have set a new world record for plasma accelerators: In a plasma tube only 20 centimetres long, the team led by Wim Leemans, then head of the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center and now Accelerator Director at DESY, accelerated electrons to an energy of 7.8 billion electron volts (GeV). The team reports its achievement in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/ded-ldl022519.php