Fast(er) acceleration !
Accelerating gradients are usually limited to around 30 MV/m in superconducting RF cavities and about 100 MV/m in normal conducting cavities such as the ones that shall be used for CLIC. The QUASAR Group contributes to studies into novel acceleration techniques that potentially give access to significantly higher gradients which would reduce the size of accelerator-based facilities very significantly.
Three papers have just been published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods A that present results from studies carried out in close collaboration with other Cockcroft Institute partners.
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Numerical investigations into fiber laser based dielectric reverse dual-grating accelerator (2013.10.083)
Collider design issues based on proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration (2013.11.006)
A plasma wakefield acceleration experiment using CLARA beam (2013.10.092)