Issue 34


October 2020

Welcome to issue #34 of Accelerating News!

The latest issue welcomes the new website with news from the third run of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and all the ongoing upgrades for the high-luminosity run; highlights two updates from the realm of future colliders; and novel acceleration technology. As the particle-accelerator community adapts to a new reality, workshops and conferences re-start, and Accelerating News returns to reporting on these events with news from FCC November Week, LINAC2020, and EASISchool3.

To mark the end of Long Shutdown 2, the DISMAC project (Diode Insulation and Superconducting MAgnets Consolidation) is ending. Meanwhile, the final focus quadrupole magnets around IP1 and IP5 regions will be replaced with Niobium–tin (Nb3Sn) magnets; and the design of diode stacks and their integration in the special cryostat is ongoing. Looking forward, phase 2 of the LHC upgrade project was launched in the UK, contributing to the High-Luminosity LHC with £ 26M.

For future colliders, the EuPRAXIA project has now moved into its preparation phase and submitted a proposal to the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI); while the CLIC collaboration offers a review of  characterisation of stray magnetic fields and a mitigation technique. An exploration of the potential of the THz-driven acceleration brings this issue to a close.

With this new issue, the editorial team invites our readers to explore the new website and issue, featuring new sections like recommended readings and announcements; and a page to host all news published in the newsletter. Happy reading!

Daniela Antonio, Editor-in-Chief

Acceleration of relativistic beams using laser-generated terahertz pulses

Laser-driven electron accelerator operating at terahertz frequencies.

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21 October, 2020

Accelerator sensitivity to ultra-low stray magnetic fields

Stray magnetic fields are a serious consideration in the design CLIC. Measurements to characterise stray magnetic fields at CERN are presented and a mitigation technique for CLIC is discussed.

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20 October, 2020

Cold diodes for the inner triplet circuit of the High Luminosity LHC

The cold diodes of the new triplet circuits will be installed in a dedicated cryostat in the LHC tunnel downstream of the triplet magnets and close to the LHC beam pipe.

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20 October, 2020

The Virtual International Linac2020 Conference

World’s linear accelerator community got together in online event to discuss latest research results.

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19 October, 2020

A report from EASISchool 3

The EASITrain fellows and 16 external participants attended EASISchool 3 at the CNR-SPIN research institute in Genoa, Italy.

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15 October, 2020

Introducing the Future Circular Collider Innovation Study at FCC November Workshop (FCC NoW)

The upcoming FCC November Week includes the kickoff meeting of the recently approved EU Horizon 2020 project “Future Circular Collider Innovation Study” (FCCIS).

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07 October, 2020

LS2 Report: All interconnections in the LHC have been closed

The DISMAC project is coming to an end: the last of the 1232 interconnections was closed in August and the cool-down of the machine will now begin

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16 September, 2020

Recommended Reading

At ISOLDEs General Purpose Separator (GPS) beamline, the 1.4 GeV proton beam from the Proton Synchrotron Booster (PSB) impinged upon a thorium target, creating astatine isotopes in a spallation re- action.
The European Spallation Source (ESS) will provide neutron beams 100 times brighter than those from reactor sources, enabling new research into material properties and fundamental physics.

Previous Issues

Issue #34 brings news from the third LHC run and the ongoing upgrades, highlights future colliders’ studies and reports on recent events...
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