UConn Physics Colloquium

Jefferson Lab Accelerators: Present Activities, Future Directions and Technology Development

Lia Merminga
Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators
Jefferson Lab

Jefferson Lab’s nuclear physics accelerator, the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF), is the world’s largest superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) linac. Also on site is the groundbreaking energy-recovering Free Electron Laser (FEL) with world-record average power in the infrared wavelengths. These accelerators have demonstrated that recirculating SRF linacs can deliver high average power beams of superior quality, with high efficiency, when energy recovery is implemented. The resulting worldwide interest in recirculating and energy-recovering linacs has led to novel accelerator designs for a variety of applications, such as electron-ion colliders for nuclear and particle physics, light sources for the generation of X-ray radiation, high energy electron cooling devices, and high power free electron lasers. To demonstrate feasibility of these next generation accelerators, a number of physics and technology challenges must be met, requiring a broad, interdisciplinary research and development program. I will discuss some of these challenges, which are topics of vigorous research at Jefferson Lab, in connection to the design of future facilities both at Jefferson Lab and elsewhere.

Friday, October 17, 2003
3:30 PM
Biology/Physics Building
Room BSP130

(Refreshments will be served immediately following the colloquium in the lobby outside the lecture hall)


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