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In plasma wakefield acceleration research we study the use of plasmas for accelerating charged particle beams using electric fields a thousand times stronger than what is possible than with conventional microwave based accelerator technology. The main challenge is to demonstrate that we can harvest these very strong field in an energy efficiency way, and at the same time preserve a very good particle beam quality. If this can be achieved, plasmas may revolutionize the field of particle accelerators and allow accelerators to be made more compact, more energy efficient and cheaper. This is particularly important for advances in high energy particle physics, where powerful but efficient accelerators are required in order to study lepton interactions at the TeV-scale and beyond.