Physikalisches Kolloquium

Dec. 7, 2021 at 4:15 p.m. c.t. only via Recording of the presentation

Prof. Dr. Hans Jockers
Institut für Physik

Prof. Dr. Concettina Sfienti
Institut für Kernphysik

Pushing to new particle energy fronters with plasma wakefield acceleration
Edda Gschwendtner (CERN)

The construction of ever larger and costlier accelerator facilities has its limits, and new technologies will be needed topush the energy fronTer. Plasma wakefield acceleraTon is a rapidly developing field which appears to be a auspiciouscandidate technology for future high-energy acceleratorsproviding acceleraTon gradients a factor 10 to 1000 larger thanin convenTonal radio-frequency metallic caviTes used in current accelerators.This presentation introduces the plasma wakefield acceleration technology, shows the technological challenges, gives anoverview of the state of the art and shows promising results on the example of the advanced proton driven plasmawakefield experiment, AWAKE, at CERN.