iMPACT, undulator-based multi-bunch plasma accelerator

Oznur Mete Apsimon, Graeme C. Burt, Kieran Hanahoe, Guoxing Xia, Jonathan Smith, Bernhard Hidding

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Abstract

The accelerating gradient measured in laser or electron driven wakefield accelerators can be in the range of 10-100GV/m, which is 2-3 orders of magnitude larger than can be achieved by conventional RF-based particle accelerators. However, the beam quality preservation is still an important problem to be tackled to ensure the practicality of this technology. In this global picture, the main goals of this study are planning and coordinating a physics program, the so-called iMPACT, that addresses issues such as emittance growth mechanisms in the transverse and longitudinal planes through scattering from the plasma particles, minimisation of the energy spread and maximising the energy gain while benchmarking the milestones. In this paper, a summary and planning of the project is introduced and initial multi-bunch simulations were presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2016 - Proceedings of the 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Place of PublicationGeneva
Pages2609-2612
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501472
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
Event7th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2016 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 8 May 201613 May 2016

Conference

Conference7th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2016
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period8/05/1613/05/16

Keywords

  • electron driven wakefield accelerators
  • laser driven wakefield accelerators
  • plasma particles
  • multi-bunch simulations

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