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Sep 13 – 19, 2015
La Biodola, Isola d'Elba
Europe/Rome timezone

Plasma Wakefield Acceleration at VELA/CLARA Facility

Sep 15, 2015, 3:30 PM
SML Sala Maria Luisa (Hotel Hermitage)

SML Sala Maria Luisa

Hotel Hermitage

talk WG1 - Electron beams from plasmas WG1 - Electron beams from plasmas


Dr Guoxing Xia (Cockcroft Institute and the University of Manchester)Mr Kieran Hanahoe (University of Manchester)


An ultra short, relativistic electron beam with beam energy of 5-250 MeV will be employed to study the key issues in the plasma wakefield acceleration (PWFA) at VELA/CLARA facility at Daresbury laboratory. In this talk, detailed research program on PWFA, e.g. high amplitude wakefield excitation, two-bunch acceleration for VELA/CLARA beam energy doubling, high transformer ratio, long bunch self-modulation and the related beam instabilities will be presented. A 10-20 cm capillary discharge plasma waveguide development will also be discussed.

Primary authors

Dr Guoxing Xia (Cockcroft Institute and the University of Manchester) Mr Kieran Hanahoe (University of Manchester) Dr Oznur Mete (University of Manchester) Mr Thomas Pacey (University of Manchester and the Cockcroft Institute) Ms Yangmei Li (University of Manchester and the Cockcroft Institute)


Prof. Carsten Welsch (University of Liverpool) Mr Yelong Wei (University of Liverpool and the Cockcroft Institute)

Presentation materials