Proton-driven plasma-wakefield acceleration

  title={Proton-driven plasma-wakefield acceleration},
  author={Allen Christopher Caldwell and K. V. Lotov and A. Pukhov and Frank Simon},
  journal={Nature Physics},
The extreme fields generated when a high-intensity laser or relativistic electron passes through a plasma offer the potential to accelerate particles over shorter distances than is possible with conventional accelerators. A new study suggests that driving a plasma with protons rather than electrons could be the key to generating TeV electron beams by this process. 

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