# linear accelerator

A linear accelerator is a type of particle accelerator that greatly increases the kinetic energy of charged subatomic particles or ions by subjecting the charged particles to a series of oscillating electric potentials along a linear beamline.

### Accelerator Report: Protons or Easter eggs? Let’s hope for both

Beam commissioning is progressing well across the entire accelerator complex, but challenges have arisen, in particular in Linac4, highlighting the complexities involved

### Linear accelerator 4

### CLIC technology lights the way to compact accelerators

A new project uses technology originally developed for CERN’s Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) to help build compact X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs)

### Here’s to a long life for Linac 4!

Ten years after it was approved, CERN’s new accelerator is officially inaugurated

### Power napping for detectors

The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) study is looking at silicon capacitors to help with power pulsing

### New beam dump for a veteran accelerator

Watch CERN engineers install a new beam dump at the Proton Synchrotron Booster, one of CERN's older accelerators

### Linear accelerator 3

### Linear accelerator 2

### Testing begins for CERN's future linear accelerator

Linear accelerator 4 will deliver particles to the Proton-Synchrotron Booster at more than triple the energy the current linac achieves