### Abstract

PARS is a proposed Plasma Accelerator Research Station using the planned CLARA (Compact Linear Accelerator for Research and Applications) electron linear accelerator at Daresbury Laboratory in the UK. In this paper, two dimensional

particle-in-cell simulations based on realistic CLARA beam parameters are presented. The results show that an accelerating gradient of 2.0 GV/m can be achieved over an accelerating length of at least 13 cm. Preliminary simulation results for a two bunch scheme show an energy gain of 70% over a length of 13 cm, giving an average accelerating gradient of 1.2 GeV/m.

particle-in-cell simulations based on realistic CLARA beam parameters are presented. The results show that an accelerating gradient of 2.0 GV/m can be achieved over an accelerating length of at least 13 cm. Preliminary simulation results for a two bunch scheme show an energy gain of 70% over a length of 13 cm, giving an average accelerating gradient of 1.2 GeV/m.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | IPAC2014: Proceedings of the 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference |

Place of Publication | Geneva |

Pages | 1544-1546 |

Number of pages | 3 |

Publication status | Published - 1 Oct 2014 |

Event | 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Dresden, Germany Duration: 15 Jun 2014 → 20 Jun 2014 |

### Conference

Conference | 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference |
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Abbreviated title | IPAC2014 |

Country | Germany |

City | Dresden |

Period | 15/06/14 → 20/06/14 |

### Keywords

- plasma
- particle accelerator
- particle acceleration
- particle-in-cell simulations

## Cite this

Hanahoe, K., Mete, O., Xia, G., Angal-Kalinin, D., Clarke, J., Jones, J., McKenzie, J. W., Militsyn, B. L., Williams, P., Smith, J., Welsch, C., Wei, Y., & Hidding, B. (2014). Plasma wakefield acceleration at CLARA PARS. In

*IPAC2014: Proceedings of the 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference*(pp. 1544-1546).