The High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS), being developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), recently completed a significant milestone: demonstration of continuous operation of an all diode-pumped, high-energy femtosecond petawatt laser system.
On February 9th, 2017 a crucial milestone for the development of the ELIMED dosimetry section of the ELIMAIA beamline was achieved by the INFN-LNS team. ELIMED is the beam transport and dosimetry section of the ELI Multidisciplinary Applications for laser-Ion Acceleration (ELIMAIA) and represents a key technology for the entire ELI-Beamlines facility since it will enable users to perform pre-clinical research for future applications in cancer therapy, such as biological cell irradiation with short bunches of protons (not available at conventional facilities) accelerated by the HAPLS PW-class, 10 Hz laser.
On Thursday March 8th, 2017 the officers from US Embassy in Prague and Budapest visited ELI Beamlines facility in Dolní Břežany. The representatives were welcomed and accompanied by Jan Řídký , the director of IoP and Ladislav Půst, Instalation of Technology Manager.
The European Development Fund and the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has awarded cca. 250 million CZK to the ELIBIO project at the new ELI Beamlines laser facility of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The ELIBIO project explores new frontiers in light and optics to create breakthrough science in biology, chemistry, and physics. The project will bring world-leaders in photon science and structural biology to the Czech Republic.
ELI Beamlines is a European laser research facility where an international team currently installs the world’s most intense laser systems. Once completed, it will enable groundbreaking research not only in the fields of physics and material science, but also in biomedical research and laboratory astrophysics.READ MORE