publication . Article . Other literature type . Report . Preprint . 2016

AWAKE, The Advanced Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment at CERN

E. Gschwendtner; Erik Adli; L. D. Amorim; Robert Apsimon; R.W. Assmann; A.-M. Bachmann; F. Batsch; J. Bauche; V. K. Berglyd Olsen; M. Bernardini; ...
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2016
The Advanced Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment (AWAKE) aims at studying plasma wakefield generation and electron acceleration driven by proton bunches. It is a proof-of-principle R&D; experiment at CERN and the world׳s first proton driven plasma wakefield acceleration experiment. The AWAKE experiment will be installed in the former CNGS facility and uses the 400 GeV/c proton beam bunches from the SPS. The first experiments will focus on the self-modulation instability of the long (rms ~12 cm) proton bunch in the plasma. These experiments are planned for the end of 2016. Later, in 2017/2018, low energy (~15 MeV) electrons will be external...
free text keywords: AWAKE, Proton driven plasma wakefield acceleration, Linear accelerators, Plasma wakefield, Electron acceleration, Accelerators and Storage Rings, Novel Acceleration Techniques (ANAC2) [13], Modulation of long plasmas [13.4], 530, plasma: wake field, acceleration: wake field, electron: acceleration, p: beam, energy: low, CERN Lab, stability, CERN SPS, CNGS, beam loading, laser: beam, modulation, proposed experiment, EuCARD2, Physics - Accelerator Physics, Physics - Plasma Physics, Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Instrumentation, wake field [plasma], wake field [acceleration], acceleration [electron], beam [p], low [energy], AWAKE, CERN Lab, stability, CERN SPS, CNGS, beam loading, beam [laser], modulation, proposed experiment, EuCARD2, Plasma acceleration, Physics, Beam (structure), Nuclear physics, Linear particle accelerator, Large Hadron Collider, Plasma, Bunches, Electron, Proton, ddc:530
Funded by
Enhanced European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 312453
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
23 references, page 1 of 2

[1] A. Caldwell et al., AWAKE Design Report, A Proton-Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment at CERN, Internal Note CERN-SPSC-2013-013, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013.

[2] R. Assmann, et al., AWAKE Collaboration, Plasma Physics and Control Fusion 56 (2014) 084013.

[3] N. Kumar, A. Pukhov, K. Lotov, Physical Review Letters 104 (2010) 255003.

[4] A. Caldwell, K. Lotov, Physics of Plasma 18 (2011) 103101.

[5] E. Gschwendtner et al., Performance and Operational Experience of the CNGS Facility, in: Proceedings of the 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC2010, Kyoto, Japan, THPEC046, 2010.

[6] C. Bracco et al., in: Proceedings of IPAC2014, Dresden, Germany, 2014.

[7] K. Pepitone, S. Doebert et al., The electron accelerator for the AWAKE 436 experiment at CERN, EAAC2015, Elba, Italy, these proceedings, 2015.

[8] G. Geschonke et al., CTF3 Design Report, Technical Report CTF3-Note-2002- 047, CERN, Geneva, 2002.

[9] J. Schmidt et al, Status of the Proton and Electron Transfer Lines for 441 the AWAKE Experiment at CERN, EAAC2015, Elba, Italy, these proceedings, 2015.

[10] U. Dorda et al., Simulations of Electron-Proton Beam Interaction before Plasma in the AWAKE Experiment, IPAC15, Richmond, USA, 2015.

[11] U. Dorda, et al., Propagation of electron and proton beams before the plasma (2015)

[12] A. Petrenko et al., Latest electron trapping simulation results, 2015, https://

[13] A. Caldwell at al., AWAKE Status Report, CERN-SPSC-2015-032, SPSC-SR-169, 2015.

[14] M. Bernardini, et al., AWAKE, a Proof-of-Principle R&D Experiment at CERN, IPAC15, Richmond, USA (2015).

[15] E. Öz, F. Batsch, P. Muggli, An acccurate Rb density measurement 454 method for a plasma wakefield accelerator experiment using a novel Rb 455 reservoir, EAAC2015, Elba, Italy, these proceedings, 2015.

23 references, page 1 of 2
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue