Application programmes at the Scottish centre for the application of plasma-based accelerators (SCAPA)

S. M. Wiggins, M. Boyd, E. Brunetti, N. M. H. Butler, J. S. Feehan, R. J. Gray, B. Hidding, D. G. Ireland, W. Li, A. Maitrallain, G. G. Manahan, P. McKenna, D. O'Donnell, M. Scheck, M. Shahzad, Z.-M. Sheng, R. Spesyvtsev, G. Vieux, D. P. Watts, G. H. Welsh & 3 others R. Wilson, N. Zachariou, D. A. Jaroszynski

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Abstract

The Scottish Centre for the Application of Plasma-based Accelerators (SCAPA) is a research centre dedicated to providing high energy particle beams and high peak brightness radiation pulses for users across all scientific and engineering disciplines. A pair of Ti:Sapphire femtosecond laser systems (40 TW peak power at 10 Hz pulse repetition rate and 350 TW at 5 Hz, respectively) are the drivers for a suite of laser-plasma accelerator beamlines housed across a series of radiation shielded areas. The petawatt-scale laser delivers 45 W of average power that establishes it as the world leader in its class. The University of Strathclyde has had an operational laser wakefield accelerator since 2007 as the centrepiece of the ongoing Advanced Laser Plasma High-energy Accelerators towards X-rays (ALPHA-X) project. SCAPA, which is a multipartner venture under the auspices of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, continues the dedicated beamline approach pioneered by ALPHA-X and represents a significant expansion in the UK's experimental capability at the university level in laser-driven acceleration. The new centre supports seven radiation beamlines across three concrete shielded bunkers that each nominally specialise in a different aspect of fundamental laser-plasma interaction physics and radiation sources: GeVscale electron beams, MeV/c proton and ion beams, X-rays, gamma rays and so on. Development of application programmes based on these sources cover a wide range of fields including nuclear physics, radiotherapy, space radiation reproduction, warm dense matter, high field physics and radioisotope generation.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
EditorsMinSup Hur, Dino A. Jaroszynski
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
Number of pages11
Volume11036
ISBN (Electronic)9781510627383
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2019
EventRelativistic Plasma Waves and Particle Beams as Coherent and Incoherent Radiation Sources - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 Apr 20194 Apr 2019
Conference number: 11036
https://spie.org/EOO/conferencedetails/relativistic-plasma-waves-particle-beams?SSO=1

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ConferenceRelativistic Plasma Waves and Particle Beams as Coherent and Incoherent Radiation Sources
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period3/04/194/04/19
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accelerators
laser plasmas
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Keywords

  • plasma accelerator
  • femtosecond lasers
  • wakefield
  • ion beams
  • Ti:sapphire
  • laser-plasma applications
  • radiation sources

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Wiggins, S. M. ; Boyd, M. ; Brunetti, E. ; Butler, N. M. H. ; Feehan, J. S. ; Gray, R. J. ; Hidding, B. ; Ireland, D. G. ; Li, W. ; Maitrallain, A. ; Manahan, G. G. ; McKenna, P. ; O'Donnell, D. ; Scheck, M. ; Shahzad, M. ; Sheng, Z.-M. ; Spesyvtsev, R. ; Vieux, G. ; Watts, D. P. ; Welsh, G. H. ; Wilson, R. ; Zachariou, N. ; Jaroszynski, D. A. / Application programmes at the Scottish centre for the application of plasma-based accelerators (SCAPA). Proceedings of SPIE. editor / MinSup Hur ; Dino A. Jaroszynski. Vol. 11036 Bellingham, Washington, 2019.
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Wiggins, SM, Boyd, M, Brunetti, E, Butler, NMH, Feehan, JS, Gray, RJ, Hidding, B, Ireland, DG, Li, W, Maitrallain, A, Manahan, GG, McKenna, P, O'Donnell, D, Scheck, M, Shahzad, M, Sheng, Z-M, Spesyvtsev, R, Vieux, G, Watts, DP, Welsh, GH, Wilson, R, Zachariou, N & Jaroszynski, DA 2019, Application programmes at the Scottish centre for the application of plasma-based accelerators (SCAPA). in M Hur & DA Jaroszynski (eds), Proceedings of SPIE. vol. 11036, 110360T, Bellingham, Washington, Relativistic Plasma Waves and Particle Beams as Coherent and Incoherent Radiation Sources, Prague, Czech Republic, 3/04/19. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2520717

Application programmes at the Scottish centre for the application of plasma-based accelerators (SCAPA). / Wiggins, S. M.; Boyd, M.; Brunetti, E.; Butler, N. M. H.; Feehan, J. S.; Gray, R. J.; Hidding, B.; Ireland, D. G.; Li, W.; Maitrallain, A.; Manahan, G. G.; McKenna, P.; O'Donnell, D.; Scheck, M.; Shahzad, M.; Sheng, Z.-M.; Spesyvtsev, R.; Vieux, G.; Watts, D. P.; Welsh, G. H.; Wilson, R.; Zachariou, N.; Jaroszynski, D. A.

Proceedings of SPIE. ed. / MinSup Hur; Dino A. Jaroszynski. Vol. 11036 Bellingham, Washington, 2019. 110360T.

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Wiggins SM, Boyd M, Brunetti E, Butler NMH, Feehan JS, Gray RJ et al. Application programmes at the Scottish centre for the application of plasma-based accelerators (SCAPA). In Hur M, Jaroszynski DA, editors, Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 11036. Bellingham, Washington. 2019. 110360T https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2520717