EuPRAXIA - a compact, cost-efficient particle and radiation source

Weikum, M. K. and Akhter, T. and Alesini, P. D. and Alexandrova, A. S. and Anania, M. P. and Andreev, N. E. and Andriyash, I. and Aschikhin, A. and Assmann, R. W. and Audet, T. and Bacci, A. and Barna, I. F. and Beaton, A. and Beck, A. and Beluze, A. and Bernhard, A. and Bielawski, S. and Bisesto, F. G. and Brandi, F. and Bringer, O. and Brinkmann, R. and Bründermann, E. and Büscher, M. and Bussmann, M. and Bussolino, G. C. and Chance, A. and Chanteloup, J. C. and Chen, M. and Chiadroni, E. and Cianchi, A. and Clarke, J. and Cole, J. and Couprie, M. E. and Croia, M. and Cros, B. and Delinikolas, P. and Habib, A. F. and Heinemann, T. and Hidding, B. and Jaroszynski, D. A. and Li, F. Y. and Li, X. and Manahan, G. G. and Rossi, A. R. and Scherkl, P. and Sheng, Z. M. and Thompson, N. and Ullmann, D. and Wang, K. and Yu, L., The EuPRAXIA project (2019) EuPRAXIA - a compact, cost-efficient particle and radiation source. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2160 (1). 040012. ISSN 1551-7616 (

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Plasma accelerators present one of the most suitable candidates for the development of more compact particle acceleration technologies, yet they still lag behind radiofrequency (RF)-based devices when it comes to beam quality, control, stability and power efficiency. The Horizon 2020-funded project EuPRAXIA ("European Plasma Research Accelerator with eXcellence In Applications") aims to overcome the first three of these hurdles by developing a conceptual design for a first international user facility based on plasma acceleration. In this paper we report on the main features, simulation studies and potential applications of this future research infrastructure.


Weikum, M. K., Akhter, T., Alesini, P. D., Alexandrova, A. S., Anania, M. P., Andreev, N. E., Andriyash, I., Aschikhin, A., Assmann, R. W., Audet, T., Bacci, A., Barna, I. F., Beaton, A., Beck, A., Beluze, A., Bernhard, A., Bielawski, S., Bisesto, F. G., Brandi, F., Bringer, O., Brinkmann, R., Bründermann, E., Büscher, M., Bussmann, M., Bussolino, G. C., Chance, A., Chanteloup, J. C., Chen, M., Chiadroni, E., Cianchi, A., Clarke, J., Cole, J., Couprie, M. E., Croia, M., Cros, B., Delinikolas, P. ORCID logoORCID:, Habib, A. F. ORCID logoORCID:, Heinemann, T., Hidding, B. ORCID logoORCID:, Jaroszynski, D. A. ORCID logoORCID:, Li, F. Y., Li, X., Manahan, G. G. ORCID logoORCID:, Rossi, A. R., Scherkl, P. ORCID logoORCID:, Sheng, Z. M. ORCID logoORCID:, Thompson, N., Ullmann, D., Wang, K. and Yu, L. ORCID logoORCID:;