What is EuroNNAc?

The European Network for Novel Accelerators EuroNNAc brings together more than 50 institutes and aims at federating the significant European and international efforts in plasma-based accelerators. Goal is to prepare a roadmap for an efficient use of this novel technology in full-scale accelerators.

Towards a Pilot Facility

The field of novel, plasma-based accelerators has seen steep progress. At present, bunches of 109 electrons are generated and accelerated to 1 GeV with laser-driven plasma accelerators. The beams have a 1% energy spread, normalized emittances around 10 mm-mrad, a bunch length of 1.5 fs. In parallel, beam driver technologies (electrons or protons) for plasmas are being developed. e-beam driven plasma accelerators have demonstrated an absolute energy gain of 30 GeV for electrons. The EuroNNAc network aims at putting the different technologies together, transferring knowledge to industry, defining an optimal combination of technologies and describing a roadmap towards operational accelerators with first use cases. One or several European pilot facilities should be proposed.

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June 7, 2013: Third annual meeting of the EuroNNAc network will take place in Elba, Italy.

June 2-7, 2013: First European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Conference (EAAC2013) will be held in Elba, Italy.

For info click HERE (registration is open, student grants are available).

May 1, 2013: EuCARD2 official start date. The network is extended within EuCARD2. More info HERE