Monthly Archives: January 2017

Pre-Christmas electron beams at Gemini TA2

On our first experiment as a group and we have our first electrons beams. We are using the smaller of the two target areas of the wonderful Gemini laser¬†and using just 450 mJ of energy we are accelerating electrons to 100s of MeV. We’ll be back in the new year to build on this and begin generating 5 beams per second and run our optimisation routines.