Author: Bertsche, W.
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MOPFI074 Ultracold and High Brightness Electron Source for Next Generation Particle Accelerators 452
  • G.X. Xia, R. Appleby, W. Bertsche, M.A. Harvey
    UMAN, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • S. Chattopadhyay
    STFC/DL, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • S. Chattopadhyay
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • A.J. Murray
    The University of Manchester, The Photon Science Institute, Manchester, United Kingdom
  The ultra-cold plasma-based electron source has recently been proposed as an alternative to the conventional photoemitters or thermionic electron guns, which are widely used in today’s particle accelerators. The advantages of the ultra-cold plasma-based electron source lie in the fact that the electron beam extracted from the cold plasma (from ionization of cold atoms) has very low electron temperature, e.g. down to 10 K, and has the potential for producing high brightness and ultra-short electron bunches. All these features are crucial for the next generation particle accelerators, e.g. free electron lasers, plasma-based accelerators and the future linear colliders. In this paper, we will introduce our proposed facility on cold electron source based at Photon Science Institute (PSI) in the University of Manchester.