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The 15-m long dipoles, each weighing 35 t, are the most complex components of the LHC, in total, 1232 dipoles were lowered 50 m below the surface via a special oval shaft © CERN, 2005

Accelerators > Activities 

Topic leader: Hans Weise (DESY)  - Email

The development of novel accelerator components and their characterisation is a pre-requisite to reach beyond state-of-the-art performance of accelerator complexes which are in turn one of the key elements for the majority of the participating RI projects. Their development constitutes the basis to deliver beams with superior intensity, operate accelerators with high reliability, and achieve beam characteristics which will allow opening new perspectives and opportunities for the next generation of nuclear and high energy physics projects and experiments in photon, neutron and ion beam science.

Patrizio Antici, CRISP Steering Committee member

Superconducting technology, either applied to radio-frequency cavities or to beam transport magnets, are used for most of the upcoming large scale accelerator projects; the use of solid state amplifiers adapted to a variety of accelerating structures strongly supports this. All participating projects are involved in ambitious particle sources design, either for high intensity ion beams or to drive free-electron lasers with their high brilliance electron beams. These initiatives push accelerator facilities to performances beyond state-of-the-art.


Existing synergies within the accelerator based research infrastructures are exploited further under CRISP by the following actions.