The workshop on "Pilot Applications of Electron Plasma Accelerators (PAEPA)" is co-organized by the EuCARD-2 Network Novel Acceleration Concepts and the H2020 design study collaboration EuPRAXIA. The goal of this workshop is to identify pilot applications for plasma accelerators both in high energy physics (HEP), particle accelerator technology, but also in other fields of science and accelerator technology. In particular, this workshop aims at defining design beam parameters required by applications of electron beams to be delivered by the future European plasma accelerator research facility EuPRAXIA. Discussing concrete applications in the view of the design of a future facility will hopefully strengthen the connection between the communities of classical accelerator users and developers, nuclear and particle physicists, detector developers and the laser plasma accelerator developers.

Attendance to this workshop is by invitation only and the participation is limited to 35–40 scientists. There is no registration fee. Please refer to the section "Registration" for requesting an invitation. Registration deadline is September 28, 2016, so please register as soon as possible.

We have a limited amount of travel support. If you do need travel support, please specify this in your request for invitation.

Starts 11 Oct 2016 08:00
Ends 13 Oct 2016 15:30
Ecole Polytechnique
Amphi Gregory
Route de Saclay 91128 Palaiseau France

EuPRAXIA is an international collaboration aiming at designing a European Plasma Research Accelerator, regrouping 32 partner labs from Europe, Asia, and North-America. With EuroCirCol (FCC), EuPRAXIA is one of the two accelerator studies for future research infrastructures funded by the EU from 2015 to 2019. In it's baseline design it aims maturing plasma accelerator technology to provide an "industrial" quality electron beam of 1–5 GeV, at 10-100 Hz repetition rate, with a few femto-seconds (1 µm ) long bunches containing 10^8-10^9 particles. EuPRAXIA aims at demonstrating good beam quality and reproducibility by achieving ultimately a user-facility operation for a significant part of the up-time. Therefore, the design will include 2 user zones, one for a X-ray free electron laser driven by the plasma accelerator, and the other for direct applications of the ultrashort, ultra-intense electron beams. Please refer to the project website for more information,or simply contact one of us.

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