The AWAKE Run 2 Programme and Beyond

Gschwendtner, Dda, Lotov, Konstantin, Muggli, Patric, Wing, Matthew, Agnello, Riccardo, Ahdida, Claudia Christina, Amoedo Goncalves, Maria Carolina, Andrebe, Yanis, Apsimon, Oznur, Apsimon, Robert
et al (show 92 more authors) (2022) The AWAKE Run 2 Programme and Beyond. SYMMETRY-BASEL, 14 (8). p. 1680.

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<jats:p>Plasma wakefield acceleration is a promising technology to reduce the size of particle accelerators. The use of high energy protons to drive wakefields in plasma has been demonstrated during Run 1 of the AWAKE programme at CERN. Protons of energy 400 GeV drove wakefields that accelerated electrons to 2 GeV in under 10 m of plasma. The AWAKE collaboration is now embarking on Run 2 with the main aims to demonstrate stable accelerating gradients of 0.5–1 GV/m, preserve emittance of the electron bunches during acceleration and develop plasma sources scalable to 100s of metres and beyond. By the end of Run 2, the AWAKE scheme should be able to provide electron beams for particle physics experiments and several possible experiments have already been evaluated. This article summarises the programme of AWAKE Run 2 and how it will be achieved as well as the possible application of the AWAKE scheme to novel particle physics experiments.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: AWAKE, proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration, dark photons, strong-field QED, electron-proton physics
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2022 12:24
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2024 17:59
DOI: 10.3390/sym14081680
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