CERN Accelerating science

R&D on C-band accelerators

The use of Radio-Frequency C-Band accelerating structures for electron acceleration and production of high quality beams has been recently proposed and adopted in several linac projects all over the world.                                    

High power test results on C-band accelerating structures

Beam energy upgraded from 180 to 250 MeV in SPARC photo-injector facility at INFN LNF with the help of C-Band structures.

New world record vertical emittance in the SLS Storage Ring


At the end of 2011, the Swiss Light Source (SLS) team reduced the vertical emittance to 0.9±0.4 picometer-radian, a new world record, only five times larger than its limit.