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The Cockcroft Institute, Diamond Light Source Ltd., John Adams Institute, Institute of Physics, DITANET and STFC Accelerator Science and Technology Centre are pleased to announce the "Ultra-High Brightness Electron Sources" workshop.  The workshop will be held at the Cockcroft Institute, Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus from 29th June to 1st July 2011.

The primary purpose of this workshop is to explore the possibility of generating electron beams with fs-range bunches whose emittance is at least one order of magnitude lower than the current state-of-the-art.  The scope of subjects that will be covered in the workshop programme includes the complete range of processes involved in the production of electron bunches, starting with electron emission from traditional and novel electron sources, primary acceleration of electrons in the gun, transportation and manipulation of space-charge-dominated beams, and the use of diagnostics in their characterisation.  A crucial aspect of this workshop will be the consideration and discussion of the problems encountered in simulations of beam dynamics.
This workshop will bring together researchers working on these issues, and aims to pool common areas of interest, advancing current technological limits by fostering and encouraging collaboration.  Both the fundamental and technological aspects of the processes behind the production of an ultra-high brightness electron beam will be covered. There will be ample opportunity to discuss issues with international experts from the experimental, theoretical and simulation fields.  

The workshop will include a series of invited plenary talks, in addition to contributed papers.  Tours of the ALICE and EMMA accelerators and the photoinjector development facilities at ASTeC will also be available. 

The organising committee looks forward to seeing you at Daresbury for what is certain to be an exciting and ground-breaking workshop.


Topics Covered:

  • Generation of the ultra-bright electron beams with traditional electron emitters, and their ultimate performance

  • Traditional gun technologies and their ultimate performance in delivering ultra-high brightness beams

  • Transportation, manipulation and preservation of ultra-high brightness space-charge-dominated electron beams

  • Diagnostics and characterisation of ultra-high brightness beams

  • Challenges and issues with beam dynamics simulations

  • Novel schemes for the emission and acceleration of the electron beams



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