Channeled Particle Acceleration by Plasma Waves in Metals

  • P. Chen
  • R. J. Noble
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 165)

Abstract

Presently existing high-energy particle accelerators are limited to acceleration gradients of order 10 MV/meter. This implies that to achieve ultrahigh energies exceeding several TeV would require great distances. In recent years there has been an increased interest in the high-gradient linear acceleration of changed particles.1, 2 One concept which promises very high gradients is the plasma accelerator.3 In this scheme longitudinal plasma oscillations with phase velocities near the speed of light provide large electric fields which are intended to accelerate particles to high energy over a short distance.

Keywords

Plasma Wave Beam Emittance Emittance Growth Plasma Accelerator Plasmon Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Chen
    • 1
  • R. J. Noble
    • 2
  1. 1.Stanford Linear Accelerator CenterStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryBataviaUSA

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