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Toward a Nanostructured TeV accelerator: The DLA Nanostructured Cyclotron
  • Salar Ghaderi
Salar Ghaderi
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Particle accelerators and their key characteristics including size, energy scale, gradient, and efficiency are at the core of any revolutionary development in various fields including particle physics,  bioimaging, and many more. [2,3,4] Recently, linear accelerators benefiting from nanoscale optical interactions have been truly proven to be practical in various demonstrations and have made the miniaturization of massive accelerators possible up to 10⁴ times.[5,6] among various methods, DLA accelerators have shown the highest tolerance over highly intense fields [7,8]. Also, the successful demonstration of DLAs in an integrated chip structure that could reach an acceleration of up to 1.21 keV in 30 µm with a gradient of 40.3 Mev/m, further qualifies this method.[1] However,  research in this field is bounded to the Linear accelerator (LINAC) model.[7] Here we for the first time demonstrate a novel DLA structure that accelerates in a cyclic manner thus introducing the curved structures to the field. This model is actually based on the cyclotron structure that we call the DLA cyclotron. According to square multiplication of area, this new method shifts the miniaturization of accelerators from 10⁴  reduction up to 10⁸ reduction due to cyclic acceleration in the micro-scale ring. We demonstrate an acceleration of  10 Mev in a radius of 800 µm via a gradient of 13.2 ev/m which is a record for DLA structures. This novel model is the window for nano-scale accelerators to reach the TeV range and even pass the current kilometer scale LHC ring.