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UT Researchers Make First-Ever 6D Measurement of Accelerator Beam

A team of researchers led by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, physics professor Sarah Cousineau has made the first-ever 6D measurement of an accelerator beam, an achievement that has eluded scientists for decades.

The new measurement will advance understanding of what goes on inside accelerators and help scientists and engineers build more powerful ones in the future. The findings were published in the journal Physical Review Letters today.

Cousineau co-authored the paper with UT graduate student and lead author Brandon Cathey and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Alexander Aleksandrov and Alexander Zhukov.