Using the proposed RHIC-EIC proton beam to drive plasma wakefields

Apr 9, 2019, 5:15 PM
Cavallerizza Reale - Aula Magna

Cavallerizza Reale - Aula Magna

Via Verdi 9, Turin
Parallel Session Talk WG7: Future of DIS WG7: Future of DIS


James Chappell (University College London)


Initial simulations investigating using the RHIC-EIC proton beam as the drive beam in a plasma wakefield acceleration experiment are presented. The proton beam enters the plasma and undergoes self-modulation, forming a series of microbunches. These microbunches resonantly drive electron density perturbations within the plasma, exciting a longitudinal electric field with accelerating gradients in excess of $\mathrm{GVm^{-1}}$. Injecting electrons into the resulting wakefield offers an efficient method for accelerating electron bunches for use in the proposed EIC collider.

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James Chappell (University College London)


Allen Caldwell (Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik (DE)) Matthew Wing (University College London)

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