Sep 15 – 21, 2019
Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola Bay, Isola d'Elba, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Science Applications for the European Accelerator Research Infrastructure EuPRAXIA

Sep 18, 2019, 6:00 PM
SB2 (Hotel Hermitage)


Hotel Hermitage

talk WG4 - Application of compact and high-gradient accelerators WG4 - New Facilities, laser wakefield betatron for QED and HED


Maria Katharina Weikum (DESY)


The Horizon2020-funded project EuPRAXIA is a conceptual design study aiming to develop a multi-GeV electron accelerator test facility based on plasma acceleration. With particular emphasis on compactness and cost-effectiveness, the project focuses on achieving high beam quality, stability and robustness, unprecedented for plasma accelerators and essential for their development towards user readiness. While the entire project will be summarised in a conceptual design report in October 2019, one particular topic of importance is the science case of EuPRAXIA. Several highlight user applications are foreseen for the baseline design of the machine, including, among others, free-electron laser pilot experiments, radiation- and positron-beam-based imaging for materials and life sciences as well as high-energy physics detector testing and accelerator R&D. This paper will highlight some of these applications and more generally potential future uses of plasma accelerators. We will also discuss the layout of the facility and touch on the role of EuPRAXIA within the current and future research infrastructure landscape in Europe.

Primary authors

Maria Katharina Weikum (DESY) Paul Andreas Walker (DESY) Dr Ralph Assmann (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Germany) Jim Clarke (STFC) Marie Emmanuelle Couprie (Synchrotron SOLEIL) Massimo Ferrario (LNF) Federico Nguyen (ENEA) Chris Murphy (York University) Zulfikar Najmudin (Imperial College London) Gianluca Sarri (Queen's University Belfast) Arnd Specka (LLR - Ecole Polytechnique - CNRS/IN2P3) Dr Matthew Streeter (Imperial College London) Roman Walczak (University of Oxford)

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