Advanced Wakefield Experiment
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The construction of ever larger and costlier accelerator facilities has its limits, and new technologies will be needed to push the energy frontier. Plasma Wakefield acceleration is a rapidly developing field which appears to be a promising candidate technology for future high-energy accelerators. The AWAKE project has been proposed as an approach to accelerate an electron beam to the TeV energy regime in a single plasma section. To verify this novel technique, a proof-of-principle demonstration experiment is proposed by a proto-collaboration, using 400 GeV proton beams from the Super Proton Synchrotron at CERN.
Milestone reached by the AWAKE collaboration: First evidence of radial proton beam self modulation!
CERN news article about the
first data taking period
of the AWAKE experiment!!
Click here to see a presentation given by Allen Caldwell (spokesperson of the AWAKE experiment) including the outcome of the first data taking.
The next AWAKE Collaboration meeting will take place at BINP from the 9th to the 11th of March 2017.
Physics Board Meeting: 14th of February
Technical Board Meeting: 13th of February