Feasibility study of plasma wakefield acceleration at the CLARA Front End facility

K. Hanahoe, R. Appleby, B. Kyle, Y. Li, T. Pacey, G. Xia, O. Mete Apsimon, B. Hidding, J. Smith

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Plasma wakefield acceleration has been proposed at the CLARA Front End (FE) facility at Daresbury Laboratory. The initial phase of the experiment will acceleration of the tail of a single electron bunch, and the follow-up experiment will study preserving a high quality beam based on a twobunch acceleration scenario. In this paper, a concept for the initial experiment is outlined and detailed simulation results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2016 - Proceedings of the 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Place of PublicationGeneva, Switzerland
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501472
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event7th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2016 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 8 May 201613 May 2016


Conference7th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2016
CountryKorea, Republic of


  • plasma wakefield acceleration
  • CLARA Front End
  • 3D PIC simulations
  • electron bunches

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