Plasma wakefield acceleration at CLARA PARS

K. Hanahoe, O. Mete, G. Xia, D. Angal-Kalinin, J. Clarke, J. Jones, J.W. McKenzie, B.L. Militsyn, P. Williams, J. Smith, C. Welsch, Y. Wei, B. Hidding

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC2014: Proceedings of the 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Place of PublicationGeneva
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Event5th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 15 Jun 201420 Jun 2014


Conference5th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Abbreviated titleIPAC2014


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

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