CERN Accelerating science

issue 25

JULY 2018

Welcome to the summer edition of Accelerating News, covering ongoing R&D developments that pave the way for future large-scale projects as well as for new applications that could improve our daily lives. Some of these developments were reported during IPAC18, and you can read a nice summary by the conference chairpersons. Last month, saw the ground-breaking ceremony of the HL-LHC project; a major milestone for CERN and for the global physics community. Congratulations to our colleagues, from all over the world, who collaborated to hit this milestone.

The new issue reflects the wealth of scientific and technical fields linked to accelerator technology and the importance of continuing with a robust R&D programme to prepare the next generation of particle accelerators. You can read the latest updates from the 11T dipole prototype magnet for HL-LHC and the promising FRESCA2 results towards the 16T magnets for FCC. Moreover, we report on the successful tests of the HL-LHC crab cavities as well as the first prototypes of RF cavities for future circular colliders.

Developments in particle accelerators can also have a big impact on our daily lives. In our summer issue you will find the latest updates from ARIES; building on the success of EUCARD and EUCARD-2 the new projects aims to foster collaboration between academia, research institutes and industry to develop more efficient and powerful accelerators that will benefit both science and society. You can also  read more about the commissioning of a novel compact aviation cargo scanning linear accelerator at STFC Daresbury Laboratory and the simulations of high-charge electron beams in laser wakefield accelerators that could allow ultra-fast studies of condensed matter and medical imaging. 

Finally, you can read an interview with Anders Unnervik (Head of CERN’s Procurement and Industrial Services) about BSBF2018 and the role of procurement practices in the development of large-scale research infrastructures.

I hope that you will enjoy reading our new issue.

Panos Charitos


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Panos Charitos
Groundbreaking for the HL-LHC civil engineering work
26 Jun 2018

Groundbreaking for the HL-LHC civil engineering work

Civil works have begun on the ATLAS and CMS sites to build new underground structures for the High-Luminosity LHC.

D. Gamba, A. Curcio, R. Corsini (CERN)
3 Jul 2018

First experimental results from the CLEAR facility at CERN

Flexibility and versatility, together with a dynamic and experienced team of researchers, are key ingredients for the growing success of the new CLEAR facility, exploring novel accelerator concepts at CERN.

Romain Muller (CERN)
3 Jul 2018

ARIES first annual meeting in Riga

One year after the Kick-off, where does the project stand?

Shane Koscielniak (TRIUMF), Tor Raubenheimer (SLAC)
28 Jun 2018

IPAC 18: Vancouver welcomes the world of accelerator physics!

IPAC18 brought together accelerator scientists and industrial vendors from across the globe to share ideas on the cutting edge of accelerator science and technology.

Interview by Romain Muller (CERN)
3 Jul 2018

Behind the scenes at the Big Science Business Forum (BSBF): New procurement practices can support large research organisations

An interview with Anders Unnervik, Head of the Procurement and Industrial Services Group at CERN

Panos Charitos (CERN)
28 Jun 2018

A big step towards the superconducting magnets of the future

FRESCA2 reaches an important milestone, a magnetic field of 14.6 T a record for a magnet with a “free” aperture

Romain Muller (CERN)
3 Jul 2018

And the winners of the ARIES Proof-of-Concept fund are…

Take a closer look at the potential of the selected projects

Frank Marhauser (JLAB), Panos Charitos (CERN)
27 Jun 2018

The first 802 MHz prototype cavities for CERN’s future circular collider

JLab and CERN collaborate in the development of novel superconducting radio frequency (SRF) accelerator structures for future high-performance circular machines.

Frederick Savary (CERN)
27 Jun 2018

Full length prototype of an 11T dipole magnet

The construction of the 5.5-m long 11T dipole prototype was completed in May this year after several years of intense work.

Rama Calaga (CERN)
26 Jun 2018

World’s first crabbing of a proton beam

The first test of the HL-LHC crab cavities to rotate a beam of protons was performed last month at CERN.

Mohammed Shahzad (University of Strathclyde)
26 Jun 2018

Laser-wakefield accelerators for High-energy coherent Terahertz radiation

Paper just published in New Journal of Physics describes a promising pathway to more efficient radiation sources

Graeme Burt (Lancaster University), Donna Pittaway (STFC), Trevor Hartnett (STFC) and Peter Corlett (STFC)
26 Jun 2018

Daresbury security linac achieves 3.5 MeV

Compact aviation cargo scanning linac successfully commissioned at STFC Daresbury Laboratory.

Mike Barnes (CERN)
28 Jun 2018

First workshop on Pulse Power for Kicker Systems held at CERN

The PULPOKS 2018 workshop brought more than 40 participants to discuss the latest developments in the field of pulsed power for particle accelerators

Romain Muller (CERN)
20 Jun 2018

More bang from your beam: reimagining X-ray conversion

A solution live from the Medtech:Hack @ CERN


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ARIES: Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society
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EUPRAXIA: European Plasma Research Accelerator with Excellence in Applications
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FCC : Future Circular Collider study and European Circular Collider (EuroCirCol) project
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Knowledge Technology Transfer
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HL LHC: High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider
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EASITRAIN: European Advanced Superconductivity Innovation and Training.
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