A&T Seminar

“TeV on a Chip”: A New Perspective of Wakefield Acceleration

by Toshiki Tajima (University of California at Irvine)

30/7-018 - Kjell Johnsen Auditorium (CERN)

30/7-018 - Kjell Johnsen Auditorium


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The new development of the laser technology "Thin Film Compression"[1] (TFC) in combination with the known "Relativistic Compression" opens the door for relativistic ultrashort X-ray lasers.  This in turn enables wakefield acceleration in solid state channels such as carbon nano tubes (CNT)[2]. Because of the X-ray intensity, the high electron density, and the geometry, this allows us to consider TeV wakefield acceleration over a solid-state nanostructure. The accelerated beam and the emittance should be also ultracompact consistent with the nanostructure. I consider this for a future high energy accelerator.

[1] G. Mourou et al., Eur. Phys. J. ST. 223, 1181 (2014).

[2] T. Tajima, Eur. Phys. J. ST. 223, 1037 (2014).