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Title The Status of ALICE, the Daresbury Energy Recovery Linac Prototype
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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
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