John Adams Institute at Imperial College
The John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science is a centre of excellence in the UK for advanced and novel accelerator technology.
Find out more about usAn intense laser pulse propagating at near the speed of light is here seen driving a non-linear plasma wave in the “bubble regime”, a self-injected electron bunch being accelerated by the fields of this wave appear in a rotated “pi” geometry in this snapshot.
A shadowgraphy image of two colliding blast waves in a gas jet. The blast waves modify the gas density profile to make a thin dense region suitable for ion acceleration.
A microtomographic reconstruction of a human femoral bone sample, generated from x-ray images taken at multiple angles with a laser wakefield accelerator.
3 meter long, 2 cm diameter argon plasma source. An arc discharge between the electrodes at the tube extremities heat producing an ionisation rate close to 1.
An image of a laser channelling into a gas jet, generated by proton radiography. The protons were accelerated by the interaction between a high power laser and a thin metal foil.
A plasma formed within a gas cell, when hit by a high intensity laser.