Author: Cowie, L.S.
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THP066 XARA: X-Band Accelerator for Research and Applications 715
  • D.J. Dunning, L.S. Cowie, J.K. Jones
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • L.S. Cowie, J.K. Jones
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • L.S. Cowie
    Cockcroft Institute, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  XARA (X-band Accelerator for Research and Applications) is a proposal for a compact ~1 GeV/c accelerator to produce attosecond light pulses in the EUV to soft X-ray region. It is under consideration as a potential future upgrade to the CLARA facility at Daresbury Laboratory, utilising high-performance X-band RF technology to increase the electron beam momentum from 250 MeV/c. Emerging techniques for generating single-cycle undulator light [1] would give access to attosecond timescales, enabling studies of ultra-fast dynamics, while also being very compact. XARA would also enhance the existing capabilities for accelerator science R&D by incorporating X-band development and increasing the electron beam momentum for novel acceleration studies.
[1] Alan Mak et al., Rep. Prog. Phys. 82 025901 (2019)
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About • paper received ※ 20 August 2019       paper accepted ※ 28 August 2019       issue date ※ 05 November 2019  
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