Compact Linear Collider (CLIC)

The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) is a proposed accelerator, designed as an addition to CERN’s accelerator complex. Its objective is to collide electrons and positrons (antielectrons) head-on at energies of up to several teraelectronvolts (TeV). For an optimal exploitation of its physics potential, CLIC is intended to be built and operated in three stages, at collision energies of 380 GeV, 1.5 TeV and 3 TeV respectively, for a site length ranging from 11 to 50 km. The design and technology development for CLIC being is pursued by an international collaboration of more than 70 institutes in more than 30 countries.

New light on innovative designs for compact, high-brilliance X-ray sources

Set to finish at the end of year, the EU-funded CompactLight project held the promise of designing more compact and cost-effective linac-based photon sources.

Issue 38
01 December, 2021

Xcitement down under: Australia gets first X-band facility

Half of a CERN high-gradient test facility embarks on a new life at the University of Melbourne

Issue 36
15 January, 2021

Report on the Nanobeam Technologies workshop

Last February, the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) team working on technical developments organised a workshop on all the different technologies developed for producing, handling, and preserving nanobeams and ultra-short bunches.

Issue 36
08 April, 2021

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.

Issue 34
20 October, 2020

The efficiency frontiers for high RF power L-band Multi-Beam Klystrons

Exploring novel technologies for major savings in the energy consumption and cost of future accelerators.

Issue 33
21 July, 2020

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 success of the new CLEAR facility, exploring novel accelerator concepts at CERN.

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