Sep 25 – 30, 2023
Protea Hotel King George
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Challenges of 4th generation accelerator-based light sources

Sep 25, 2023, 2:00 PM
25m
Regency Room (Protea Hotel King George)

Regency Room

Protea Hotel King George

Invited Talk Physics Research Accelerators & Light Sources

Speaker

Simone Di Mitri (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste and Univ. of Trieste)

Description

Accelerator-based light sources have become fundamental tools for research in matter physics, medicine, cultural heritage and industry. They span the wavelength range from THz to gamma rays through many and diverse accelerator configurations. The working principles of two families of light sources, synchrotrons and free-electron lasers, are recalled. Technical and physical challenges of their next generation are elucidated, with a focus on nowadays worldwide efforts towards unprecedented level of brilliance and degree of coherence.

Abstract Category Light Sources

Primary author

Simone Di Mitri (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste and Univ. of Trieste)

Presentation materials