22
JUL
2019

CLARA holds its first User Meeting

From September 2018 to March 2019 CLARA has been delivering high-brightness electrons to a number of user experiments following a competitive beam application process and covering a wide range of disciplines. Results from these first experiments as well as plans for the next exploitat
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15
JUL
2019

First UK ESS Cavity Tested

The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a multi-disciplinary research centre currently under construction in Lund, Sweden. When complete, the ESS will be the brightest neutron source in the world, enabling new opportunities for researchers across a broad range of scientific areas. The
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10
JUL
2019

ASTeC hosts Fermilab Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer

Fermilab’s Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, Alison Markovitz, visited Daresbury on 6 June as part of a UK stakeholder visit, where she was shown the ASTeC Superconducting RF Laboratory (SuRFLab) and the vast hall formerly occupied by the Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS). Buildi
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01
MAR
2019

PhD student scoops a summer intern post

PhD student Pavel Juarez-Lopez has been selected for a 3 month summer intern position at the HZB facility in Berlin, joining their photocathode team to work on the production and characterisation of multi-alkali metal CsKSb (caesium potassium antimonide) thin film photocathodes. 
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03
DEC
2018

7th annual Postgraduate Conference held at CI

24th October 2018 saw the 7th annual CI Postgraduate Conference, which was held in our own Merrison Lecture Theatre on the Daresbury Science and Technology Campus. 36 of our postgraduates and academics attended from all four of the Cockcroft universities (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manches
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07
SEP
2018

Cockcroft aviation cargo screening linac achieves 3.5 MeV

A small scale particle accelerator for security X-ray scanning designed, and commissioned at STFC Daresbury Laboratory and the Cockcroft Institute has successfully accelerated an electron beam to 3.5 MeV. The linac, designed by Lancaster University and STFC Accelerator Science and Tec
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09
FEB
2018

First ‘Intelligent Controls for Particle Accelerators Workshop’ Hosted at Daresbury

The first Intelligent Controls for Particle Accelerators workshop was held at Daresbury Laboratory, Tuesday-Wednesday 30th-31st January 2018. The goal of the workshop was to ferment cooperation and discuss future developments in this growing field of AI application to Particle Acceler
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14
JUL
2017

UK XFEL Accelerator Technology Programme Kicks Off

More than 60 members of the UK accelerator community gathered at Daresbury Laboratory on 4th July 2017 to officially launch the UK XFEL Underpinning Accelerator and FEL Technology Programme.  Members of ASTeC, Cockcroft Institute, Diamond Light Source and John Adams Institute have gen
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24
JUN
2016

Job Vacancies for Beam Diagnostics Experts

Research Coordinator in Beam Diagnostics The QUASAR Group carries out a broad and interconnected research programme into advanced diagnostics for charged particle beams. This includes monitors for profile, intensity, beam loss and position measurements. We are currently looking for an
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15
MAR
2016

New High Brightness High Repetition Rate RF Photocathode Source for CLARA test facility

The CLARA Free Electron Laser test facility currently under construction at Daresbury Laboratory requires a high brightness electron photoinjector: an RF photocathode source, capable of operating at a 400 Hz repetition rate with a field in the cavity of 100 MV/m, and with up to 120 MV
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