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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29
AUG
2018

AWAKE achieves first ever acceleration of electrons in a proton-driven plasma wave

Novel scheme paves way for entirely new range of particle physics experiments In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the AWAKE collaboration reports the first ever successful acceleration of electrons at CERN, using a wave generated by protons zipping through a plasma. The
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14
NOV
2017

CI student wins IET Particle Accelerator Engineering Network Early Career Engineer Prize

The IET held its Particle Accelerator Engineering Network meeting in Birmingham on the 27th October. This network brings together engineers working on particle accelerators in Universities, National Laboratories and Industry. The day before the meeting Dr Graeme Burt from Lancaster Un
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09
OCT
2017

Cockcroft Student wins best student prize at European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop

Alisa Healy, a 3rd  year PhD student from Lancaster University/Cockcroft recently won one of three prizes for best student poster at the 3rd European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop in Elba (EAAC 2017). The poster on Using THz to accelerate electrons in dielectric lined wavegui
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23
NOV
2016

Lancaster PhD student wins IET award

Samantha Pitman a 4th year PhD student at Lancaster University Engineering department and the Cockcroft Institute has won the IET best student poster prize at the joint IET/IMechE/IoP Particle Accelerator Engineering Network meeting at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on the 9th Oct
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04
MAR
2016

CI researchers help improve cancer treatments with new proton imaging technology

Cockcroft Institute researchers are part of a major collaborative project to develop more powerful proton imaging technology that could provide more accurate cancer treatments. Cockcroft Institute researchers from Lancaster University and the University of Manchester are collaborating
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