Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology
We design and build particle accelerators, specialising in high-frequency electromagnetic systems, from the large machines like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to the small radiotherapy machines in every hospital.
- Radio Frequency cavities for particle accelerators
- Low-level RF control systems
- High-frequency THz acceleration
- Novel artificial materials for electromagnetism
- Superconducting RF systems
- Longitudinal particle beam dynamics
We hope to develop the next generation of particle accelerators that will both reveal the secrets of the universe, as well as treating cancer.
- Large Hadron collider luminosity upgrade
- Robust radiotherapy systems for Africa
- THz waveguides for acceleration and compression of short electron bunches
- Development of superconducting RF thin films
- High gradient radio frequency system studies
- AWAKE: Accelerating electrons from the wakefields produced by protons in a plasma
- Compact Linear Collider at CERN
- High gradient proton therapy accelerators for cancer treatment
Details of Lancaster Engineers work on the Large Hadron Collider appeared in a recent article in The Conversation.
- XBOX High gradient test stands (CERN)
- Field penetration measurement rig (Daresbury)
- Cavity measurement lab (Daresbury)
- Adli, E. Acceleration of electrons in the plasma wakefield of a proton bunch, Nature. 561, p. 363-367 5 p. August 2018
- Healy, A.L., Electron-terahertz interaction in dielectric-lined waveguide structures for electron manipulation, Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, February
- R. Apsimon et al, Design of a uniform deflecting field four rod crab cavity for HL-LHC, PRSTAB Jan 2017
- Boyd, T et al, Mode Profile Shaping in Wire Media: Towards An Experimental Verification. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1276.