19
OCT
2018

The Force is strong at CI

On 11th October 2018, the Star Wars universe came to Daresbury Laboratory. Professor Carsten Welsch, Head of the Liverpool Accelerator Science group, gave a special staff seminar on the Physics of Star Wars. This followed on from a highly successful event he organised for Liverpool st
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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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26
MAY
2018

World’s first crabbing of a proton beam

Experts from across the Cockcroft Institute, working closely with colleagues at CERN, have contributed to a technology breakthrough that promises to revolutionise the world of high energy particle physics and is a crucial step along the path to the future development of the Large Hadr
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13
NOV
2017

New doctoral training centre ASHE launched at CI

The Cockcroft Institute has recently been awarded funding for a new doctoral training centre from STFC which had its first kick-off meeting on the 8th November. The Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and Environment (ASHE) project has a number of PhD students in 2017 who will under
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10
MAR
2017

Sharing the Fascination for Accelerators

After the success of the interactive accelerator workshops for teenagers organised by the Quasar group, the STFC has featured an article about the events in its latest issue of the magazine ‘Fascination’, including instructions on how to perform the experiments at home as well as link
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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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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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24
APR
2015

PhD studentship:Ultrafast relativistic electron diffraction

Institution: University College London Dept/School/Faculty: Department of Physics and Astronomy PhD Supervisor: Dr J Underwood Ultrafast electron diffraction (ED) involves observing the changes in the electron diffraction pattern when the time delay between a pump laser pulse and a pr
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17
OCT
2011

£4M EU Project on Laser R&D will be coordinated by the Cockcroft Institute / University of Liverpool

The advancement of science and engineering in the past decades is inherently linked to the development of lasers. Ever higher laser beam powers, brightness and shorter pulse lengths have helped establish them as an invaluable tool for both a wide range of industry and medical applicat
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