Welcome to the home page of the ALPHA-X Project

Alpha-X beam line

A Laser Wakefield Accelerator dedicated to the production and application of ultra-short electron bunches and radiation pulses located at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

See our brief overview of ALPHA-X (in layman’s terms).


Publication highlight: An experimental study of focused very high energy electrons (23-02-2020).

Publication highlight: Cherenkov radiation from the quantum vacuum (24-04-2019).

Publication highlight: Towards attosecond electron bunches (26-07-2017).

EPSRC grant: £4.5m ‘Lab in a bubble’ project could improve cancer care (21-06-2016).

Conferences and events

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