Sep 24 – 30, 2017
La Biodola, Isola d'Elba
Europe/Rome timezone

Plasma lens experiments at the CLEAR Test Facility, CERN

Sep 26, 2017, 6:20 PM
SB1, Sala Bonaparte 1, HH

SB1, Sala Bonaparte 1, HH

talk WG5 - High-Gradient Plasma Structures/Advanced Beam Diagnostics WG5_Parallel


Mr Carl Andreas Lindstrøm (University of Oslo)


Future plasma-based accelerators will need strong and compact focusing elements to complement the high gradient acceleration, in particular for beam transport between plasma stages. Using discharge capillary (active) plasma lenses is a promising technology, providing axially symmetric (focusing only) large magnetic field gradients at cm-scale. This is achieved by passing a strong discharge current through a long, thin capillary to set up a focusing magnetic field. The newly commissioned CLEAR Test Facility at CERN (previously the CALIFES injector at CTF3) provides an ideal beam to characterize such a discharge capillary plasma lens. We present early experimental results from the 2017 run.

Primary author

Mr Carl Andreas Lindstrøm (University of Oslo)


Dr Anthony Dyson (Oxford University) Davide Gamba (CERN; John Adams Institute (JAI)) Dr Erik Adli (University of Oslo, Norway) Mr Jan-Hendrik Roeckemann (DESY) Dr Jens Osterhoff (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) Dr Lucas Schaper (University Hamburg / DESY) Roberto Corsini (CERN) Prof. Simon Hooker (University of Oxford) Mr Wilfrid Farabolini (CEA/IRFU and CERN)

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