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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08
MAR
2016
Dr. Chris Edmonds (University of Liverpool) discusses the workings of the EMMA accelerator with PPMC* students

The Daresbury Laboratory Particle Physics Masterclass 2016

Daresbury Laboratory recently held its Particle Physics Masterclass over the 3 days between March 1st and 3rd. The event was organised and publicised by the Daresbury public engagement team, and hosted by the Cockcroft Institute (CI), with scientists from ASTeC and the Cockcroft Unive
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23
JUL
2015

Analytical Fringe Fields

A problem which has been around for some time is the full description of fringe fields as a bunch goes into or out of a multipole magnet. A complete description of fringe fields for dipoles has been around for quite some time. In the dipole case, the magnetic field is confined to one
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15
JUL
2015

First Transverse Phase Space Tomography Results on VELA

ASTeC and the University of Liverpool have completed the first tomographic reconstructions of the VELA transverse phase space, allowing us to characterise the full 4- dimensional beam distribution. The images show the normalised phase space determined from data collected on 23 June (o
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01
JUL
2015

Successful First Run with New Deflecting Cavity on VELA

The first commissioning with beam has been made with the new Transverse Deflecting Cavity on VELA. Use of this cavity allows the longitudinal properties of the electron beam to be resolved, thus it forms a key component in the suite of diagnostics tools on VELA to enable full 6-dimens
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