14
OCT
2020

New paper on pioneering new cancer radiotherapy

FLASH radiotherapy is a promising new technique that uses high-energy particles to treat tumours; a high dose of radiation is administered almost instantaneously – in milliseconds rather than around a minute. Here, the tumour tissue is damaged in the same manner as with conventi
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12
OCT
2020

New collaboration to boost quantum beam profile monitors

The QUASAR Group, based at the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool, and UHV Design Ltd (UHVD), a leading specialist in UHV motion and heating products, have formed a new partnership that is advancing the world’s next generation of charged particle beam profile diagnostic metho
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07
OCT
2020

EuPRAXIA application for European roadmap submitted

On 9th September 2020, the Italian government submitted an application to include the European Plasma Research Accelerator with Excellence in Applications (EuPRAXIA) in the European roadmap for large research infrastructures. The governments of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal an
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05
OCT
2020

CI industry project on adaptive optics successfully completed

The EU-funded ARIES proof of concept project Innovative Adaptive Optics has recently drawn to a close. This project saw a collaboration between the QUASAR Group from the University of Liverpool/Cockcroft Institute and the beam instrumentation company D-Beam Ltd develop strands of beam
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02
OCT
2020

Funding award for Optical Fibre Analysis System

A new STFC-funded project for developing an advanced machine protection system based on optical fibre technology was started this month by the QUASAR Group, based at the Cockcroft Institute. Research into an Optical Fibre Analysis System (OASYS) targets a novel diagnostic for beam los
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30
SEP
2020

New method to guide high intensity laser pulses in plasma channels

CI researchers work on particle accelerators which are some of the largest structures in the world – the LHC at CERN is 27 km around and there are plans for an even larger 100 km successor. But CI researchers also work on making accelerators as small as possible, which would have a hu
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21
SEP
2020

Post-Doctoral Position at DESY for Pavel Juarez-Lopez

Pavel Juarez-Lopez joined the Cockcroft Institute in October 2016 as a Ph.D. student jointly appointed by the University of Liverpool and ASTeC to research the performance of photocathode electron sources for high-brightness beams.  He is now coming to the end of his studies havi
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16
SEP
2020

Cockcroft Institute Member takes over as chair of the Particle Accelerator Engineering Community in the IET

Prof Graeme Burt has taken over from Dan Faircloth as the chair of the Particle Accelerator Engineering Network. The network is jointly supported by IET, IMechE, IoP and STFC but is officially located within the IET as a particle accelerator engineering community. The group was co-fou
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14
SEP
2020

The Virtual International Linac2020 Conference

In the context of the current global Covid-19 pandemic, interfacing, interactions and collaborations are most certainly being challenged in terms of groups finding ways to maintain ongoing and effective engagements. Organisers for Conferences, Workshops and large meetings are having t
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11
SEP
2020
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Phase II of UK project to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider now underway

Scientists, engineers and technicians from the UK have embarked on a £26M project to help upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, on the French/Swiss border near Geneva. The collaboration is between the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), CERN, the Cockcroft Ins
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