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; ...
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2016
Abstract
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...
Subjects
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
EC| EUCARD-2
Project
EUCARD-2
Enhanced European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 312453
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
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