A proposal for a 1 GeV plasma-wakefield acceleration experiment at SLAC

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A plasma-based wakefield acceleration (PWFA) experiment is proposed that will accelerate parts of an SLC bunch by up to 1 GeV/m over a length of 1 m. A single SLC bunch is used to both induce wakefields in the one meter long plasma and to witness the resulting beam acceleration. The proposed experiment will explore and further develop the techniques that are needed to apply high-gradient plasma wakefield acceleration to large scale accelerators. The one meter length of the experiment is about two orders of magnitude larger than other high-gradient PWFA experiments and the 1 GeV/m accelerating gradient is roughly ... continued below

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Katsouleas, T.; Lee, S. & Assmann, R. July 1, 1997.

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  • Katsouleas, T.
  • Lee, S. Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
  • Assmann, R. Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (United States)

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A plasma-based wakefield acceleration (PWFA) experiment is proposed that will accelerate parts of an SLC bunch by up to 1 GeV/m over a length of 1 m. A single SLC bunch is used to both induce wakefields in the one meter long plasma and to witness the resulting beam acceleration. The proposed experiment will explore and further develop the techniques that are needed to apply high-gradient plasma wakefield acceleration to large scale accelerators. The one meter length of the experiment is about two orders of magnitude larger than other high-gradient PWFA experiments and the 1 GeV/m accelerating gradient is roughly ten times larger than that achieved with conventional metallic structures. Using existing SLAC facilities, the proposed experiment will allow the study of high-gradient acceleration at the forefront of advanced accelerator research.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97008419

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  • 17. IEEE particle accelerator conference, Vancouver (Canada), 12-16 May 1997

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  • Other: DE97008419
  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB--7582
  • Report No.: CONF-970503--209
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00515
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 521625
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693718

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Katsouleas, T.; Lee, S. & Assmann, R. A proposal for a 1 GeV plasma-wakefield acceleration experiment at SLAC, article, July 1, 1997; Menlo Park, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693718/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.