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Title The Status of ALICE, the Daresbury Energy Recovery Linac Prototype
Abstract This paper provides an update on the progress with the building and commissioning of ALICE (formerly the Energy Recovery Linac Prototype - ERLP). The past year has seen a number of notable achievements as well as a number of obstacles to overcome. The detailed results from the gun commissioning work are described elsewhere at this conference. ALICE is a 35 MeV technology demonstrator being built as part of the UK?s R&D programme to develop its next-generation light source (NLS). It is based on a combination of a DC photocathode electron gun, a superconducting injector linac and a main linac operating in energy recovery mode. These drive an IR-FEL, an inverse Compton Back-Scattering (CBS) x-ray source and a terahertz beamline. The priorities for ALICE are to gain experience of operating a photoinjector gun and superconducting linacs; to produce and maintain high-brightness electron beams; to achieve energy recovery from an FEL-disrupted beam; the development of an electro-optic longitudinal profile monitor and to study challenging synchronisation issues. ALICE will also act as an injector for what will be the world?s first non-scaling, Fixed-Field Alternating Gradient (FFAG) accelerator called EMMA.
Organisation ASTeC , ASTeC-AP , ASTeC-MaRS , ASTeC-RFD , ASTeC-VS , CI , STFC
Keywords Physics , Linac , Energy recovery
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In Proc. 11th European Particle Accelerator Conference, pp 1001-1003 (EPAC08), Genoa, Italy, 23-27 Jun 2008, CI Preprints, Cockcroft-08-40 (2008): 1001-1003. http://accelconf.…8/papers/TUOAM02.pdf Cockcroft-08-40.pdf 2008