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On behalf of the Scientific Programme Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming X-Band Structures, Beam Dynamics and Sources Workshop to be held at the Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology in the UK from Tuesday the 30th of November 2010 until lunchtime of Friday the 3rd of December.  


The purpose of this workshop, referred to as XB10, is to explore a range of RF and beam dynamics issues associated with X-band accelerators. In order to achieve high gradient, room temperature X-band structures are a natural choice. CLIC for example, is now aiming at an accelerating gradient of 100MV/m at 12 GHz. Other accelerators are already in use commercially at X-band for medical cancer treatment and for cargo scanning. It is natural to exploit synergies in these areas.


This workshop will bring together researchers working on these issues in order to pool common areas of interest. Both fundamental and technological aspects of linacs and drive beams will be explored. There will be the opportunity to discuss with international experts both experimental and theoretical/simulation issues. There have also been a series of X-band meetings focusing on breakdown phenomena and this workshop will broaden the scope to include additional aspects of the physics and technology of RF X-band accelerators and RF sources.  Animated_2.gif


Opening Registration: 23/7/2010        

Early Registration Deadline: 15/10/2010

Abstract Deadline: 15/11/2010           

Student Support Deadline: 15/10/2010

Student support

Students seeking a bursary should send a letter of application stating why they wish to attend, accompanied by a letter of reference from their supervisor to


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Topics Covered


  • Latest CLIC and single-beam (GLC/NLC) optimization of acceleration
  • Novel acceleration techniques (hybrid mode, photonic band gap)
  • Higher performance  acceleration– improved gradient predicting models, exotic input couplers, standing wave versus traveling wave structures, materials, preparation, etc
  • Advanced wakefield and  impedance analysis/simulation in accelerating structures
  • Design of couplers (fundamental and HOM)
  • Testing capability at different labs/institutes and likely capacities and schedules
  • Novel RF power sources, high power sources and modulator options based on X-band klystron and other test facilities
  • Test-structure fabrication
  • Plans of labs/ institutes to actively pursue structure development, breakdown theory and experiment, etc.
  • Active and passive overmoded and quasi-optical components 
  • Advanced beam diagnostic and feedback techniques (FONT, Laser wire, HOMBPM diagnostics, etc)
  • Drive beam deceleration, wakefield suppression, and extraction structures
  • Measurement and simulation of impedance (stretched wire measurement and intensive simulation techniques)
  • Beam dynamics issues impacting beam quality in colliders and low-energy structures
  • Advanced beam dynamics simulations (parallel processing, particle tracking, emittance, PIC codes, beam breakdown simulation)
  • Industrial linacs (including medical X-sources and cargo scanning compact linacs)
  • Light sources (recent proposed X-band next generation light sources)


A series of invited plenary talks will be given in addition to contributed papers.   Delegates will be given the opportunity to submit papers for publication in the ICFA mini-workshop proceedings.   Publication will be timely.  Tours of the on-site ALICE and EMMA accelerator facilities at Daresbury will also be available.  I look forward to seeing you in December in what I am sure will be an exciting workshop!


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R. M. Jones (Chair) (CI/University of Manchester),

W. Wuensch (CERN),

S. Tantawi (SLAC),

T. Higo (KEK),

D. Schulte (CERN),

S. Chattopadhyay (CI),

R. Carter (CI/Lancaster University)




Local Organising Committee


S. Pattalwar (Chair) (CI/ASTeC),

R. Carter (CI/Lancaster University),

R. M. Jones (CI/University of Manchester),

P. McIntosh (CI/ASTeC),

I. Shinton (CI/University of Manchester),

S. Waller (CI/ASTeC),

M.White (CI/ASTeC)





S. Waller (CI/ASTeC),

M.White (CI/ASTeC)



Further Information


Please contact the workshop administrator Sue Waller
tel: +44(0) 1925 603212
fax: +44(0) 1925 603192



How to Find Us


The Cockcroft Institute
Daresbury Laboratory, Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus
Daresbury, Warrington WA4 4AD


Daresbury Laboratory is 5 miles south west of Warrington and 5 miles east of Runcorn, immediately to the west of the A56 near the village of Daresbury. It is located 1 mile down the A56 from junction 11 of the M56 motorway, connecting to the national motorway network via the M6 (6 miles east).


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