Finished Research Projects

The group has been contributing to an international effort in optimizing superconducting cavities for future high current accelerators. Among others, we have studied the effects of higher order modes on the particle beam and carried out studies into different superconducting materials through sample studies in a quarter wavelength resonator at CERN.

We have also contributed to the design of a novel magnet-field based cycle control system for medical synchrotrons with HIT, Germany and have carried out extensive studies on the biological effects of antiprotons on cells within the ACE collaboration.

The Group’s activities in the field of Beam Instrumentation have included the design and commissioning of the LHC Longitudinal Density Monitor, Beam instrumentation for exotic ion beams and detectors for pulsed neutron beams.
We have initiated and coordinated the largest-ever research and training network in beam instrumentation DITANET between 2008 and 2012. In this frame, R&D projects on low energy beam diagnostics, gas jet-based beam profile monitors and medical accelerator diagnostics were all completed.