Status of the Horizon 2020 EuPRAXIA conceptual design study

Weikum, M K and Beaton, A and Habib, A F and Heinemann, T and Hidding, B and Jaroszynski, D A and Manahan, G G and Scherkl, P and Sheng, Z M and Ullmann, D and Wiggins, S M (2019) Status of the Horizon 2020 EuPRAXIA conceptual design study. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1350. 012059. ISSN 1742-6588

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    Abstract

    The Horizon 2020 project EuPRAXIA (European Plasma Research Accelerator with eXcellence In Applications) is producing a conceptual design report for a highly compact and cost-effective European facility with multi-GeV electron beams accelerated using plasmas. EuPRAXIA will be set up as a distributed Open Innovation platform with two construction sites, one with a focus on beam-driven plasma acceleration (PWFA) and another site with a focus on laser-driven plasma acceleration (LWFA). User areas at both sites will provide access to free-electron laser pilot experiments, positron generation and acceleration, compact radiation sources, and test beams for high-energy physics detector development. Support centres in four different countries will complement the pan-European implementation of this infrastructure.