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Welcome to the Advanced Accelerator Research Department (AARD)

This program investigates techniques of accelerating electrons and positrons at very high gradients ~GeV/m using a variety of techniques including lasers, plasmas, and dielectrics. The potential is significant reduction in the cost per GeV which could enable a future HEP accelerator, a tabletop x-ray light source or cost effective medical or industrial accelerator.

Areas of Research: