12
AUG
2020

Cockcroft Institute scientists create compact particle accelerators which drive electrons to near the speed of light at 100 times higher frequency

Scientists from the Cockcroft Institute have successfully developed a pocket-sized particle accelerator capable of projecting ultra-short electron beams with laser light at more than 99.99% of the speed of light. To achieve this result, the researchers, led by Lancaster and Manchester
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12
AUG
2020

New monitor type installed in the Large Hadron Collider

A beam gas curtain monitor that has been developed between experts from the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool, CERN and GSI within the STFC-funded HLLHC-UK project has been successfully installed in the world’s largest and highest energy particle accelerator, the Large Hadro
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06
AUG
2020

IOP Award – Professor Susan Smith

The Cockcroft Institute is delighted to announce the award of the 2020 IOP Particle Accelerator and Beams Group Prize for Outstanding Professional Contribution to Professor Susan Smith of STFC Daresbury Laboratory. The award citation is for Professor Smith’s major contributions, innov
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06
AUG
2020

Efficiency frontiers for high RF power L-band Multi-Beam Klystrons

Cockcroft Institute researchers in collaboration with CERN have been exploring novel technologies for major savings in the energy consumption and cost of future accelerators, as an article that has just been published in Accelerating News highlights. The original idea to use a DC post
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