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

, ed. (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.