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Title The CERN Gamma Factory Initiative: An Ultra-High Intensity Gamma Source
  • M.W. Krasny
    LPNHE, Paris, France
  • R. Alemany-Fernández, H. Bartosik, N. Biancacci, P. Czodrowski, B. Goddard, S. Hirlaender, J.M. Jowett, R. Kersevan, M. Kowalska, M.W. Krasny, M. Lamont, D. Manglunki, A.V. Petrenko, M. Schaumann, C. Yin Vallgren, F. Zimmermann
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • P.S. Antsifarov
    Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Science, Troitsk, Moscow, Russia
  • A. Apyan
    ANSL, Yerevan, Armenia
  • E.G. Bessonov
    LPI, Moscow, Russia
  • J. Bieron, K. Dzierzega, W. Placzek, S. Pustelny
    Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • D. Budker
    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Institut für Physik, Mainz, Germany
  • K. Cassou, I. Chaikovska, R. Chehab, K. Dupraz, A. Martens, Z.F. Zomer
    LAL, Orsay, France
  • F. Castelli
    Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
  • C. Curatolo, L. Serafini
    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Milano, Italy
  • K. Kroeger
    FSU Jena, Jena, Germany
  • V. Petrillo
    Universita' degli Studi di Milano & INFN, Milano, Italy
  • V.P. Shevelko
    LPI RAS, Moscow, Russia
  • T. Stöhlker
    HIJ, Jena, Germany
  • G. Weber
    IOQ, Jena, Germany
  • Y.K. Wu
    FEL/Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • M.S. Zolotorev
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
Abstract This contribution discusses the possibility of broadening the present CERN research programme making use of a novel concept of light source. The proposed, Partially Stripped Ion beam driven, light source is the backbone of the Gamma Factory (GF) initiative. It could be realized at CERN by using the infrastructure of the already existing accelerators. It could push the intensity limits of the presently operating light-sources by up to 7 orders of magnitude, reaching fluxes of 10¹⁷ photons/s in the interesting gamma-ray energy domain between 1 MeV and 400 MeV. The GF light-source cannot be replaced, in this energy domain, by a FEL source as long as the multi TeV electron beams are not available. Its intensity is beyond the reach of the Inverse Compton Scattering sources. The unprecedented-intensity, energy-tuned gamma beams, together with the gamma-beams-driven secondary beams of polarized leptons, neutrinos, neutrons and radioactive ions are the basic research tools of the proposed Gamma Factory. A broad spectrum of new opportunities, in a vast domain of uncharted fundamental and applied physics territories, could be opened by the Gamma Factory research programme.
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Conference IPAC2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Series International Particle Accelerator Conference (9th)
Proceedings Link to full IPAC2018 Proccedings
Session MC2 Orals
Date 02-May-18   11:00–12:30
Main Classification 02 Photon Sources and Electron Accelerators
Sub Classification A24 Accelerators and Storage Rings, Other
Keywords photon, factory, electron, neutron, positron
Publisher JACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Shane Koscielniak (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada); Todd Satogata (JLab, Newport News, VA, USA); Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Jana Thomson (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada)
ISBN 978-3-95450-184-7
Published June 2018
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