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ALP Seminar: Plasma Acceleration in EPAC

13 Nov 2023
Seminars and colloquia
Simpkins Lee
Beecroft Building

Prof. Rajeev Pattathil, STFC, Gemini Group Leader

Seminar series
ALP seminar
Knowledge of physics?
Yes, knowledge of physics required
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The Extreme Photonics Applications Centre (EPAC) is a new £100M facility under construction at the Harwell Campus. EPAC aims to exploit the applications of laser-driven plasma accelerators in a variety of fields – from industry to fundamental science. At the heart of EPAC is a 10Hz Petawatt laser driven by the indigenously developed diode pumping technology – DiPOLE. EPAC is currently in its installation phase; the commissioning phase is expected to be in 2025-26 and we expect to start operations in EPAC in 2026. I will describe the design principles of EPAC and provide an update on the progress of the project.