The laser plasma accelerator
research activities of the X-five project will also be of benefit to other fields, including medicine, radiation biology, chemistry, physics and material science, security, and of course accelerator science.
Tolok, a significant program on development of quasi-stationary plasma accelerators
(QSPA) was started in KIPT, and the most powerful in the world plasma accelerator
was put into operation in 1990, which is actively used in radiation technologies.
The problem is we don't know how to make a laser or a plasma accelerator
that has all the elements that you need to focus particles to efficiently do all that kind of stuff.
The power that off-the-shelf welding lasers offer demonstrates multi-kW capabilities but much work is needed to pack the power into ultrashort pulses needed for laser plasma accelerators
Mark Cappelli, a professor at Stanford University, presented, "Toward Reduced Wall-Effect Hall Plasma Accelerators
The project, "High-Performance 3-D Simulation Code for Laser Plasma Accelerators
and Plasma Processing of Integrated Circuits, with a Graphical User Interface," will combine the object-oriented features of C++ with modern parallel computing techniques and state-of-the-art physical algorithms.
July 9-13 Laser and Plasma Accelerators
9 million program would support research in inertial fusion energy, fast ignition, petawatt laser development, plasma accelerators
, and other research presently funded by Fusion Energy, Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics, and inertial confinement fusion accounts within the National Nuclear Security Agency.