Jun 2 – 7, 2013
La Biodola, Isola d'Elba
Europe/Rome timezone

Primary Beam Lines for the AWAKE project at CERN

Jun 4, 2013, 5:12 PM
Maria Luisa (Hotel Hermitage)

Maria Luisa

Hotel Hermitage

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Dr Chiara Bracco (CERN)


The construction of the first proof of principle experiment which uses proton bunches to generate plasma wakefield acceleration (AWAKE) is proposed at CERN. The facility could be installed at the end of the existing CNGS proton beam tunnel as the neutron physics program terminated in 2012. Minor modifications of the existing proton line have to be applied to fit the experiment, adapt the optics to fulfill the AWAKE requirements and integrate the laser for gas ionisation and self modulation seeding. Studies on the electron beam line design and evaluation of space charge effects on the optics are presented.

Primary author

Dr Chiara Bracco (CERN)


Alexey Petrenko (CERN, Budker INP) Dr Brennan Goddard (CERN) Dr Edda Gschwendtner (CERN) Francesco Maria Velotti (CERN) Gilles Le Godec (CERN) Jeremie Bauche (CERN) Dr Lars Jensen (CERN) Dr Malika Meddahi (CERN) Osborne John Andrew (CERN) Pardons Ans (CERN) Prof. Patric Muggli (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik)

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