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Title AWAKE, the advanced proton driven plasma wakefield acceleration experiment at CERN
Abstract The Advanced Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment (AWAKE) aims at studying plasma wakefield generation and electron acceleration driven by proton bunches. It is a proof-of-principle R&D experiment at CERN and the world?s first proton driven plasma wakefield acceleration experiment. The AWAKE experiment will be installed in the former CNGS facility and uses the 400 GeV/c proton beam bunches from the SPS. The first experiments will focus on the self-modulation instability of the long (rms ~12 cm) proton bunch in the plasma. These experiments are planned for the end of 2016. Later, in 2017/2018, low energy (~15 MeV) electrons will be externally injected into the sample wakefields and be accelerated beyond 1 GeV. The main goals of the experiment will be summarized. A summary of the AWAKE design and construction status will be presented.
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Journal Article Nucl Instrum Meth A 829 (2016): 76-82. Is in proceedings of: 2nd Workshop on European Advanced Accelerator Concepts (EAAC), INFN, ITALY, 13-19 Sep 2015. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2016.02.026 2016
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