1 November 2018 to 19 December 2018
Europe/Zurich timezone

On the Prospect and Vision of Ultra-High Gradient Plasma Accelerators for High Energy Physics

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Accelerator Science and Technology


Plasma accelerators generate accelerating fields that are up to 1,000 times higher than fundamentally possible in RF accelerators. They therefore offer a promising alternative path to the high-energy frontier. In 2012 the European Strategy Preparatory Group received for the first time detailed input about the prospects and promise of plasma accelerators, a 15 page report provided by the EU-funded European Network for Novel Accelerators (EuroNNAc). The network published a 31 page report on a European strategy for plasma accelerators in 2017. Here we provide a short update on the prospect of plasma accelerators for high energy physics. We propose that the next European strategy for particle physics should explicitly list ultra-high gradient plasma acceleration and, if possible, its supporting international projects as essential R&D towards a compact alternative for future colliders.

Primary authors

European Network for Novel Accelerators (EuroNNAc3) Erik Adli (University of Oslo (NO)) Nikolai Andreev (JIHT Russian Academy of Sciences) Ralph Wolfgang Assmann (DESY) Dr Imre Ferenc Barna (Wigner Research Center) Prof. Serge Bielawski (Université de Lille - Sciences et Technologies) Erik Bruendermann (KIT) Markus Büscher (FZJ) Liming Chen (IOP, Chinese Academy of Sciences) M Chen (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) Dr Alessandro Cianchi (University of Rome Tor Vergata and INFN) James Clarke (STFC Daresbury Laboratory) Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie (Synchrotron SOLEIL) Brigitte Cros (LPGP CNRS) Massimo Ferrario (INFN-LNF) Danilo Giuletti (Pisa University and INFN) Dr Leonida Antonio (Leo) Gizzi (CNR, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Pisa, Italy) Edda Gschwendtner (CERN) Constantin Haefner (LLNL) Bernhard Hidding (University of Strathclyde) Mark Hogan (SLAC) Simon Hooker (University of Oxford) Arie Irman (Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf) Dr Rasmus Ischebeck (Paul Scherrer Institut) Dino Jaroszynski (University of Strathclyde) Malte Kaluza (University of Jena) Stefan Karsch (University of Munich (LMU)) Igor Kostyukov (Institute of Applied Physics RAS) Prof. Andreas Lehrach (RWTH Aachen University, Forschungszentrum Juelich,) Vladimir Litvinenko (Stony Brook University) Wei Lu (Tsinghua University) Olle Lundh (Lund University) Andreas Maier (Universität Hamburg) Philippe Martin (CEA) Andrea Mostacci (Sapienza University of Rome and INFN-Roma I) Anke-Susanne Mueller (KIT) Patric Muggli (Max Planck Institute for Physics) Rajeev Pattathil (STFC) Ngie P.A. Phi (CEA) Mihaly Andras Pocsai (Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU)) Alexander Pukhov (University of Dusseldorf) Gianluca Sarri (Queen's University Belfast) Ulrich Schramm (HZDR) Carl Schroeder (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Luis Silva (Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon) Susan Smith (STFC) Arnd Specka (Ecole Polytechnique - CNRS/IN2P3) Toshiki Tajima (IZEST, UC Irvine) Vasili Tsakanov (CANDLE) Jorge Vieira (Instituto Superior Técnico) Roman Walczak (University of Oxford) Carsten Peter Welsch (Cockcroft Institute / University of Liverpool) Matthew Wing (University College London)

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