Uwe Niedermayer Receives Young Researcher Award for Accelerator Physics 2020 of the German Physical Society (DPG)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
For his groundbreaking work in the field of particle accelerators Uwe Niedermayer received the Young Researcher Award for Accelerator Physics 2020 of the German Physical Society (DPG). The award ceremony took place digitally on September 14, 2020, during the Machine Learning Seminar at the Physics Center Bad Honnef, as a catch-up for the cancelled DPG Spring Meeting.
Ga2O3‐Based Optical Applications: Gallium Oxide for High‐Power Optical Applications
Advanced Optical Materials
Monday, April 6, 2020
In article number 1901522, Huiyang Deng and co‐workers have leveraged the high laser damage threshold and moderate conductivity of Ga2O3 to demonstrate the first Ga2O3‐based laser accelerator and show Ga2O3 as a promising material for high‐power optical applications. With the distinct properties of Ga2O3 combined with advances in fabrication and wafer growth techniques, more Ga2O3‐based high‐power optical applications will be realized in the near future.
Normally, when you think of particle accelerators you think of very large structures that are made of lots of shiny metal, wires hanging from the ceiling and are normally located in remote locations. But imagine an accelerator that you could hold in your hand, or even just in-between your fingertips. This is exactly what scientists that work at Stanford University are trying to do.
Physicists Go Small: Let's Put A Particle Accelerator On A Chip
NPR, All Things Considered
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
A tiny chip that packs the punch of a particle accelerator? Some scientists in California think that small is beautiful. NPR’s Joe Palca tells us why they’re trying to miniaturize accelerators, and what they could be used for.
Why The Moore Foundation Is Betting on a Miniature Particle Accelerator
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Particle accelerators, those massive underground loops that probably come to mind, are instrumental in studying in fundamental physics. They’re also used in medical applications, tech manufacturing, and lots of other basic and applied research.
If you could shrink them down to something powerful that you could place on your desk, it would make them far more affordable and accessible, and open up new applications and experiments in a range of fields. That is a very big "if," for a very big machine, with some serious hurdles still in the way.
The quest to shrink the miles-long particle accelerator
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Dr. Peter Hommelhoff's group at FAU Erlangen have developed a new technique in which they intersect two laser beams that oscillate at different frequencies to produce an optical field that allows electrons to continuously surf on the optical field. In this way, the optical field transmits its properties precisely to the particles. Their work was published in Nature Physics.
About 15 months ago, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded US $13.5 million to a five-year project involving an international collection of universities and national labs to start work on shrinking particle accelerators so that they could fit on a chip. The project, dubbed “Accelerator on a Chip” could have a profound impact on both fundamental science research and medicine.
As the challenges of particle physics have become more and more complex, we've had to plan and build larger and larger machines to explore the tiny subatomic world. But now, an international group of physicists has developed a technology to miniaturize particle accelerators, which could revolutionize physics and the life sciences.