Path to AWAKE: Evolution of the concept

This paper describes the conceptual steps in reaching the design of the AWAKE experiment currently under construction at CERN. We start with an introduction to plasma wakefield acceleration and the motivation for using proton drivers. We then describe the self-modulation instability - a key to an early realization of the concept. This is then followed by the historical development of the experimental design, where the critical issues that arose and their solutions are described. We conclude with the design of the experiment as it is being realized at CERN and some words on the future outlook. A summary of the AWAKE design and construction status as presented in this conference is given in Gschwendtner et al. [1]. (C) 2016 Published by Elsevier B.V.


Published in:
Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors And Associated Equipment, 829, 3-16
Presented at:
2nd Workshop on European Advanced Accelerator Concepts (EAAC), INFN, ITALY, 2015
Year:
2016
Publisher:
Amsterdam, Elsevier Science Bv
ISSN:
0168-9002
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