Desktop accelerators - Going up?

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Treating cancer with beams of high-energy protons is just one of the exciting possibilities presented by the advent of laser-based particle accelerators. But how soon will these devices reach the performance levels needed for such applications, and how will these improvements be made?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-12
Number of pages2
JournalNature Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • cancer
  • oncology
  • laser-based particle accelerators
  • high-energy protons
  • high-energy quasi-monoenergetic electron beams

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