Joint Faculty Assistant Professor Sarah Cousineau is part of this effort to use laser stripping for revolutionizing how high-power proton beams are generated in accelerators. Read more in this Department of Energy highlight, and learn more about Dr. Cousineau in this DOE profile.
Right: An artistic representation of the laser stripping method. Shown from right to left: the incoming hydrogen particle with two electrons (red) (right), the first electron stripped in a magnetic field, the excitation (purple beam) of the remaining electron by the laser (center), and finally the remaining electron stripped off by a second magnetic field and the resulting proton particle (yellow) (left). (Graphic courtesy of DOE)