experimental particle physics

  • These Souped-Up X-rays Are Nearly Ready to Zap Stuff

    These Souped-Up X-rays Are Nearly Ready to Zap Stuff

    Scientists are preparing to unleash an extraordinarily powerful X-ray beam that will help reveal how the universe works at the tiniest scales. The beam is made possible thanks to an upgrade to the 3 km-long particle accelerator in Menlo Park, California, which will energize electrons to 99.9999999% the speed of light — around 670 million…