Start-to-end simulations of plasma-wakefield acceleration using the MAX IV Linear Accelerator
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2022

Plasma-wakefield acceleration (PWFA) relies on the interaction between intense particle bunches and plasma for reaching higher accelerating gradients than what is possible with conventional radio-frequency technology. Using ultra-relativistic beam drivers allows for long acceleration lengths and have potential applications such as energy booster stages for synchrotron light sources or linear colliders and generating ultra-high-brightness beams from the background plasma. In this article, we present start-to-end simulations of the MAX IV Linear Accelerator as part of our investigations into the feasibility of using the linac for a PWFA experiment. We find that PWFA appears to be a viable application for the linac. A part of this conclusion is based on our finding that the general properties of the bunch compressor type employed in the MAX IV linac are well-suited for efficient generation of PWFA-optimized bunch current profiles, both for single- and double-bunch beams.



Plasma-wakefield acceleration

Linear accelerator



J. Björklund Svensson

Lunds universitet

J. Andersson

Lunds universitet

Julien Ferri

Institutionen för fysik, GU

Chalmers, Fysik, Subatomär, högenergi- och plasmafysik

Göteborgs universitet

T. K. Charles

University of Liverpool

Cockcroft Institute

H. Ekerfelt

Stanford University

Lunds universitet

E. Mansten

Lunds universitet

S. Thorin

Lunds universitet

O. Lundh

Lunds universitet

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

0168-9002 (ISSN)

Vol. 1033 166591

Studier av generering och användande av extrema fält

Vetenskapsrådet (VR) (2016-03329), 2017-01-01 -- 2020-12-31.


Acceleratorfysik och instrumentering

Annan fysik

Fusion, plasma och rymdfysik



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