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CLASSE NEWS | 13 Jun 2009

Cornell hosts third international ERL workshop

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3rd International ERL Workshop.

The third international ERL workshop was held at Cornell from June 8-12. It was the 45th Beam Dynamics workshop through the ICFA, promoting Energy Recovery Linacs for their full range of applications, including light sources for the spectrum from infrared radiation to hard x-rays, electron coolers for high energy ion beams, and electron beams for nuclear physics colliders. Because ERLs are nearly exclusively based on Superconducting Linear Accelerators, Cornell's SRF group played a dominant role in this workshop, with the head of the group, Georg Hoffstaetter, chairing the organizing committee and of the program committee. Remarkable advancements with technologies required for Energy Recovery Linacs, particularly SRF technology, has made them a key option for future x-ray sources.

The conference aimed to address fundamental challenges related to the generation of high brightness and simultaneously high average current electron beams with Energy Recovery Linacs. Specific topic include: high brightness electron guns, RF control and stability under very loaded Q, orbit stability, beam-quality preservation during acceleration and energy recovery. The program included both presentations by speakers from many different accelerator groups, tours of the Cornell accelerator, and a joint banquet with the CHESS users workshop.

For more information about the event, including a list of covered topics, please click here.