Collider design issues based on proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration

Guoxing Xia, Oznur Mete, Amir Aimidula, Carsten Welsch, Sawpan Chattopadhyay, Scott Mandry, Matthew Wing

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    Recent simulations have shown that a high-energy proton bunch can excite strong plasma wakefields and accelerate a bunch of electrons to the energy frontier in a single stage of acceleration. It therefore paves the way towards a compact future collider design using the proton beams from existing high-energy proton machines, e.g. Tevatron or the LHC. This paper addresses some key issues in designing a compact electron–positron linear collider and an electron–proton collider based on the existing CERN accelerator infrastructure.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)173-179
    Number of pages7
    JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
    Early online date12 Nov 2013
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • PDPWA
    • Colliders
    • Self-modulation instability
    • Dephasing


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