Sep 16 – 20, 2024
Université Paris-Saclay, France
Europe/Zurich timezone

The 11th Workshop in this series will further the goal of providing a Forum for new initiatives in innovative thin films and related technology to advance future generations of superconducting RF accelerators. Present superconducting RF accelerator technology is based on predominantly bulk niobium, for which the state of the art in performance is reaching the theoretical limit. Thin film technology offers the prospect of considerable savings in fabrication costs and opens the way with innovative technologies to the use of alternative superconducting materials with enhanced intrinsic properties such as critical temperature and critical field. Intensive and coordinated R&D effort is of decisive importance for the scientific community.

The primary aim of the workshop is to support this initiative by providing an opportunity to bring together individuals and institutions working in this effort and infusing expertise of specialists from related disciplines (superconductivity, plasma physics, material science, nanotechnology, RF engineering and industry). Reports on work from each participating group and extensive discussions on existing problems, new ideas and programs for the future constitute the primary focus of the program.

This 2024 edition will present 2 very specific particularities:

First it is sponsored by the European project IFAST, so exceptionnaly no inscription fee will be asked. Since we have only limited slot possibilities, please make your inscription only if you are sure to come.

Secondly, we want to take opportunity that all the main actors in the field will be present, to elaborate an "ideal" international roadmap for the years 2025-2030, in conjunction with the mission from the WP9 from IFAST on thin films. Everybody is welcome to help build a program that gathers all the steps that need to be taken and could be considered as .

This edition will be held at Université Paris-Saclay, France.

Registration deadline is May 24, 2024.

Abstract submission  deadline is June 15, 2024.



International Organizing Committee:

C.Z.  Antoine (CEA, France), Chair
A. Gurevich (Old Dominion University Univ, USA)
C. Pira (INFN LNL)
T. Saeki (KEK, Japan)
A.- M. Valente-Feliciano (Jefferson Lab, USA)
R. Valizadeh (STFC, UK)
W. Venturini (CERN, Switzerland)

Local Organizing committee:

C.Z.  Antoine (CEA)

Y. Kalboussy (CEA)

D. Longuevergne (IJCLAB)

A. Miyazaki (IJCLAB)

T. Proslier (CEA)

Université Paris-Saclay, France
Auditorium Pierre Lehman
Orsay Campus