CRITICAL MASS: Collective radiation-beam-plasma interactions at high intensities

Lead Research Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

This proposal describes a programme of research on single-particle and collective radiation-beam-plasma interactions at high field intensities, production of high-brightness particle beams with femtosecond to attosecond duration, new sources of coherent and incoherent radiation that are both compact and inexpensive, new methods of accelerating particles which could make them widely available and, by extending their parameter range, stimulate new application areas. An important adjunct to the proposal will be a programme to apply the sources to demonstrate their usefulness and also provide a way to involve industry and other end-users. The project builds on previous experiments and theoretical investigations of the Advanced Laser Plasma High-energy Accelerators towards X-rays (ALPHA-X) project, which has demonstrated controlled acceleration in a laser-plasma wakefield accelerator (LWFA), initial applications of beams from the LWFA and demonstrations of gamma ray production due to resonant betatron motion in the LWFA. The programme will have broad relevance, through developing an understanding of the highly nonlinear and collective physics of radiation-matter interactions, to fields ranging from astrophysics, fusion and nuclear physics, to the interaction of radiation with biological matter. It will also touch on several basic problems in physics, such as radiation reaction in plasma media and the development of coherence in nonlinear coupled systems.

Planned Impact

Impact and relevance will take place at several levels and on different timescales.

The impact of the research will be wide ranging, from pure academic research to advancing the field and exploring new regimes arising from moving into new parameter domains. In addition to new opportunities in basic research, there are numerous new applications, some of which could have a very high impact e.g. radiotherapy, nuclear fusion, imaging of dense matter, medical radio-isotope production. Basic research will feed into applications and deliver benefits to industry and ultimately the UK economy. Indirectly, trained scientists may find their way into industry. By setting a high standard for the research, and publishing in high impact journals, the group will become more competitive in a rapidly growing area of research, which has many potential applications. Multi-disciplinary approach will develop a flexibility to tackle challenging problems and be attractive to international projects, thus allowing the team to engage with and lead international projects. The most important dissemination paths enhancing the profile of the research in the academic community will be through publishing the outcomes of the research in high impact journals and presenting the work at national and international conferences.

The output of the research will have longer term but significant impact. As one of the objectives is on applications of the technology, in particular in the health sector, we expect the project to have more immediate impact in radiotherapy and imaging, which has a high impact on society and quality of life.

There is a demand for improving cancer therapy in the UK. Particle therapy is currently seen as a possible route to improving treatment of certain types of cancer, particularly in young children. Compact accelerators and radiation sources could have impact on diagnosis of illnesses, e.g. by enabling on-site production of PET radioisotopes and other tracers. Recent reports have identified an impending acute shortage of medical radioisotopes because of the imminent decommissioning of reactors. Compact radiation sources could have an impact on detection of explosives and therefore on global insecurity. Imaging of stored nuclear waste could also have an impact on the lagacy of nuclear power generation.

Academia and industry are likely to gain from the development of more compact coherent radiation sources. Furthermore, ultrashort gamma ray pulses should allow real time investigation of materials subject to stimuli. A compact coherent X-ray source based on laser plasma wakefield accelerators would have a major impact on the pharmaceuticals industry and health care because reduced cost would make them more widely available.

Employers will benefit from skilled workforce trained in a multidisciplinary environment. The immediate beneficiaries will be academic institutes, industry, NHS and government laboratories, but it is anticipated that the broad skills gained could be transferred to a diverse range of career pathways.

Organisations

Publications

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Goto S (2013) On the computation of Casimir stresses in open media and Lifshitz theory in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

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Goto S (2016) Classical dynamics of free electromagnetic laser pulses in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms

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Gratus J (2017) Subwavelength mode profile customization using functional materials in Journal of Physics Communications

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Gratus J (2017) Electromagnetic mode profile shaping in waveguides in Applied Physics A

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Gratus J (2018) The correct and unusual coordinate transformation rules for electromagnetic quadrupoles. in Proceedings. Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences

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Gratus J (2015) On the self-force in Bopp-Podolsky electrodynamics in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

 
Description Developed a compact, ultra-bright, attosecond duration coherent XUV radiation source, based on the laser-plasma wakefield accelerator (LWFA). Developed a kiloAmpere femtosecond-duration, high-current relativistic electron beam source from a LWFA. Demonstrated the LWFA as a high resolution source for phase-contrast medical X-ray imaging. Developed plasma density tapering in LWFA accelerators as a means to boost output properties such as higher electron energy or shorter bunch duration. Investigated high energy electron beam radiotherapy and carried out dosimetry and radiobiology studies to measure cell survival of cancer cells up to 10 Gray doses. Developed a bright femtosecond gamma-ray source based on the laser wakefield accelerator. Developed a high charge, 30 nanoCoulomb, 2 MeV electron beam source based on laser-plasma interactions in under-dense plasma. Measured and fully characterised all the relevant beam properties of high energy electron beams from a LWFA. Developed the basic theory of the ion channel laser for use with the LWFA. Undertook measurements of XUV undulator measurements to demonstrate a compact synchrotron source based on the LWFA. Measured eight orders of magnitude gain in a 2 mm long plasma Raman amplifier. Developed a new Kinetic theory of radiation reaction. Developed a fundamentally new formulation of radiation reaction of electrons in ultra-intense laser fields based on higher order Maxwell electrodynamics. Developed a new simulation tool for Laser-Plasma interactions using spatially compact finite energy laser pulses. Investigated the implications of Stern-Gerlach-type forces in laser wakefield accelerators. Demonstrated radio-isotope production using a LWFA using a compact LWFA-based gamma ray source, which could be suitable for producing radio-isotopes for nuclear medicine and imaging applications.
Exploitation Route Development of ultra-compact coherent radiation X-ray sources. Development of a compact very high energy electron therapy source for cancer treatment. Development of a compact gamma ray source for probing dense matter, for security and energy applications. A compact high energy electron source and radiation sources based on them would find very wide use by a diverse community of scientists, clinicians and industrialists. Radio-isotopes produced using a laser-based accelerator could find use in imaging and cancer therapy.
Sectors Chemicals,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Security and Diplomacy

URL http://phys.strath.ac.uk/alpha-x/
 
Description The outcome of the research is now enabling compact radiation sources to be developed. Also contributing to the development of new modalities in radiotherapy and radio isotope production.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Chemicals,Electronics,Energy,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Security and Diplomacy
Impact Types Economic

 
Description Standard mode grant request
Amount £4,455,071 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N028694/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Title Generation of intense coherent THz, XUV and X-ray radiation 
Description We are developing coherent radiation sources based on laser-plasma interactions and are investigating several novel methods. One method uses the plasma bubble as an X-ray radiation sources, while the other uses a pre-formed plasma ion channel as a wiggler. We are also investigating using the high charge electron bunches that are emitted from the plasma bubble as a means of producing very high energy (relativity) THz pulses. We are also exploring using plasma dipoles excited using counter-propagating pulses in plasma as an efficient source of THz radiation. The Z-ray/XUV pulses have durations of attoseconds to femtoseconds. The THz pulses are either single to a few cycle duration. The radiation pulses are intrinsically synchronised with the driving laser pulses. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Could provide powerful tools for scientists and technologists. 
 
Title Challenges of Dosimetry of Ultra-Short Pulsed Very High Energy Electron Beams 
Description This dataset contains theoretical and experimental results of the Challenges of Dosimetry of Ultra-Short Pulsed Very High Energy Electron Beams Further details are available in the readme file. Data embargo until 01/05/18 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Unknown 
 
Title Coherent radiation sources based on laser driven plasma waves 
Description Data from simulations and experiments as a general overview of the project. For further details of the txt files in the dataset see the accompanying Readme file 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not recorded 
 
Title Data for: "High-energy coherent terahertz radiation emitted by wide-angle electron beams from a laser-wakefield accelerator" 
Description "This datasets contains simulation results describing the emission of terahertz radiation from wide-angle electron beams emitted by a laser wakefield accelerator. Further details are available in the readme file. Data embargo until 16/09/18" 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact
 
Title Data for: "Towards Attosecond High-Energy Electron Bunches: Controlling Self-Injection in Laser Wakefield Accelerators through Plasma Density Modulation" 
Description EPOCH PIC code input decks for the simulations used to demonstrate controlled injection using the model detailed in the linked research paper. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Unknown 
 
Title Increased impedance near cut-off in plasma-like media leading to emission of high-power, narrow-bandwidth radiation 
Description The dataset contains: - One zip file (~2.5GB uncompressed): Data files and scripts for creating the figures in the linked article of the same title in 'Scientific Reports'. - One Word file 'descriptor.docx' with instructions on how to create the figures. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact not recorded 
 
Title Near-threshold electron injection in the laser-plasma wakefield accelerator leading to femtosecond bunches 
Description "Theoretical model describing self-injection of electron in laser-plasma wakefield accelerator near the threshold regime. This process is crucial in determining the electron bunch properties. In this paper we show that injection occurs due to the localised charge density build-up in the sheath crossing region at the rear of the bubble, which has the effect of increasing the accelerating potential to above a critical value. Injected electron bunch duration is determined by the dwell time above this critical value, which explains why single or multiple ultra-short electron bunches are formed in the first bubble. We have performed a series of 3-D particle-in-cell simulations (OSIRIS) to compared our model as well as experimental measurements on the ALPHA-X beam line." 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Not recorded 
 
Title Raman backscattering saturation due to coupling between ?p and 2?p modes in plasma 
Description Raman backscattering (RBS) in plasma is the basis of plasma-based amplifiers and is important in laser-driven fusion experiments. Using theoretical model and particle-in-cell simulations, we show that saturation can arise from nonlinearities due to coupling between the fundamental and harmonic plasma wave modes for sufficiently intense pump and seed pulses. We present a time-dependent analysis that shows that plasma wave phase shifts reach a maximum close to wavebreaking. The study contributes to a new understanding of RBS saturation for counter-propagating laser pulses. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Not recorded 
 
Title Raman experimental campaigns 2012 and 2013 
Description Presentation of the raw datasets from two experimental campaigns conducted at the Central Laser Facility on Raman amplification in plasma including the following numerical investigation. More information on the dataset structure can be found in the README file. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Unknown 
 
Title Three electron beams from a laser-plasma wakefield accelerator and the energy apportioning question 
Description This dataset contains theoretical and experimental results of the properties of wide-angle electron beams ejected in the interaction of an intense laser pulse with an underdense plasma. Further details are available in the readme file. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not recorded 
 
Title Wide-angle electron beams from laser-wakefield accelerators 
Description This dataset contains theoretical and experimental results of the properties of wide-angle electron beams ejected in the interaction of an intense laser pulse with an underdense plasma. Further details are available in the readme file. Data embargo until 23/09/17 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Unknown 
 
Description ALPHA-X project management meeting 
Organisation Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU)
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Host : Hosting academic visitor
Start Year 2014
 
Description IN2P3 CNRS 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Department IN2P3 CNRS
Country France 
Sector Public 
Start Year 2002
 
Description Joint research with CCLRC 
Organisation STFC Laboratories
Department Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Strathclyde researchers worked on this project with researchers from CCLRC
Start Year 2007
 
Description Joint research with Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Strathclyde researchers worked on this project with researchers from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. Strathclyde led the ALPHA-X project, which resulted in a Nature paper and several other high impact publications.
Collaborator Contribution Participated in the ALPHA-X project, which resulted in a Nature paper and several other high impact publications.
Impact Participated in the ALPHA-X project, which resulted in a Nature paper and several other high impact publications.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Joint research with Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Strathclyde researchers worked on this project with researchers from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Start Year 2007
 
Description Joint research with UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE 
Organisation University of Dundee
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Strathclyde researchers worked on this project with researchers from UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
Start Year 2007
 
Description Joint research with University of Dundee 
Organisation University of Dundee
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Strathclyde researchers worked on this project with researchers from University of Dundee
Start Year 2012
 
Description Joint research with University of Glasgow 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Strathclyde researchers worked on this project with researchers from University of Glasgow
Collaborator Contribution Collaborated on radio isotope production. Collaborated on measurement of gamma rays. Collaborated on nuclear physics problems.
Impact Continuing collaboration in radio isotope production. Experiments continuing and paper in the pipeline. Collaboration on gamma ray production that resulted in a Nature Physics paper. Collaborated on developing very high energy electron therapy (VHEET). Several papers published.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Joint research with University of Lancaster 
Organisation Lancaster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Strathclyde researchers worked on this project with researchers from University of Lancaster
Start Year 2007
 
Description Joint research with University of Lancaster 
Organisation Lancaster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Strathclyde researchers worked on this project with researchers from University of Lancaster
Start Year 2012
 
Description Joint research with University of St Andrews 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Strathclyde researchers worked on this project with researchers from University of St Andrews
Start Year 2012
 
Description Joint research with University of St Andrews 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Strathclyde researchers worked on this project with researchers from University of St Andrews
Start Year 2007
 
Description Joint research with University of St Andrews 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Strathclyde researchers worked on this project with researchers from University of St Andrews
Start Year 2012
 
Description PULSAR PHYSICS 
Organisation Pulsar Physics
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
Start Year 2002
 
Description Project partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine 
Organisation Indiana University
Department School of Medicine
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Indiana University School of Medicine worked with the research team and assisted/contributed to the project outcomes
Collaborator Contribution Collaborated in VHEET research using LWFAs, which resulted in publications. Still ongoing.
Impact Collaborated in VHEET research using LWFAs, which resulted in publications. Still ongoing.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Project partnership with Instituto Superior Tecnico 
Organisation University of Lisbon
Department Instituto Superior Tecnico
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Instituto Superior Tecnico worked with the research team and assisted/contributed to the project outcomes
Start Year 2007
 
Description Project partnership with Instituto Superior Tecnico 
Organisation University of Lisbon
Department Instituto Superior Tecnico
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Instituto Superior Tecnico worked with the research team and assisted/contributed to the project outcomes
Start Year 2012
 
Description Project partnership with Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich 
Organisation Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU Munich)
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich worked with the research team and assisted/contributed to the project outcomes
Collaborator Contribution The LMU group analysed data from an experiments at RAL and wrote the paper, with input from our group. We developed the methods used for the experiment.
Impact Paper on electron bunch duration published.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Project partnership with National Nuclear Laboratory 
Organisation National Nuclear Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution National Nuclear Laboratory worked with the research team and assisted/contributed to the project outcomes
Start Year 2012
 
Description Project partnership with SFTC (Daresbury Laboratory) 
Organisation Daresbury Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution SFTC (Daresbury Laboratory) worked with the research team and assisted/contributed to the project outcomes
Start Year 2012
 
Description Project partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University 
Organisation Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Shanghai Jiao Tong University worked with the research team and assisted/contributed to the project outcomes
Start Year 2012
 
Description Project partnership with University of Austin, USA 
Organisation University of Texas at Austin
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Austin, USA worked with the research team and assisted/contributed to the project outcomes
Start Year 2007
 
Description Project partnership with University of Paris South 11, France 
Organisation University Paris Sud
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Paris South 11, France worked with the research team and assisted/contributed to the project outcomes
Start Year 2007
 
Description Project partnership with University of Texas at Austin 
Organisation University of Texas at Austin
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Texas at Austin worked with the research team and assisted/contributed to the project outcomes
Start Year 2012
 
Description RAL Vulcan TAW Experiment 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Member : Research and Teaching at External Organisation
Start Year 2013
 
Description Technical University of Lisbon 
Organisation Technical University of Lisbon
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
Start Year 2002
 
Description UCLA 
Organisation University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
Start Year 2006
 
Description University of California Los Angeles 
Organisation University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
Start Year 2002
 
Description University of California Los Angeles 
Organisation University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
Start Year 2002
 
Description University of Lisbon 
Organisation University of Lisbon
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
Start Year 2006
 
Description University of Texas at Austin 
Organisation University of Texas at Austin
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
Start Year 2006
 
Title Charged Particle Accelerator and Radiation Source 
Description A compact synchrotron source based on a laser-plasma accelerator 
IP Reference GB0617943.6 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact none as yet
 
Description ALPHA-X Project Advisory Board Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participated with other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.) at the ALPHA-X Project Advisory Board Meeting in order to share information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA-X project management meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in the 2015 ALPHA-X project management meeting in order to share information with other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA-X project management meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Host : Hosting academic visitor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ALPHA-X project management meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Host : Hosting academic visitor
.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ALPHA-X project management meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Host : Hosting academic visitor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ALPHA-X project management meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Host : Hosting academic visitor.

project management meeting to give strategic guidance to the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ALPHA-X project management meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Not recorded
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA-X project management meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Host : Hosting academic visitor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ALPHA-X project management meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Host : Hosting academic visitor
.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description ALPHA-X project workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in the 2015 ALPHA-X project workshop with other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.), in order to share information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA-X project workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chair : Participation in workshop, seminar, course
.

ALPHA-X project workshop, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Burgh Primary School Outreach 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This presentation was delivered to Burgh Primary School as part of the World of Work outreach programme. The objective being to improve understanding of others thinking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Burgh Primary School Outreach 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Delivered a talk related to Commonwealth Games topic

Not recorded
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Christmas High Power Laser Science Community Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participant : Participation in conference : poster presentation
.

Christmas High Power Laser Science Community Meeting, Abingdon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Department of Physics Advanced Higher Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A Laboratory demonstration was provided as part of the Department of Physics Advanced Higher Day; the objective being to improve understanding of others thinking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ELI-ALPS workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participant : Participation in workshop, seminar, course
.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ELI-beamlines collaboration meeting and lab tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in ELI-beamlines collaboration meeting and lab tour for academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc) in order to share information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EPOCH workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participant : Participation in workshop, seminar, course
.

EPOCH workshop, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Hallside Primary School outreach 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Speaker : Schools engagement
.

Hallside Primary School outreach, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Hosting visit from external colleagues 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to University from Innovate UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science ICOPS12 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker : Participation in conference
.

IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science ICOPS12, Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description IOP Particle Accelerators & Beams Group Accelerators Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participant : Participation in workshop, seminar, course
.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description IOP Particle Accelerators and Beams Conference 2009 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participant : Participation in conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description IZEST 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker : Participation in conference : IZEST conference
.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description IZEST 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker : Participation in conference : IZEST conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Lab tour for EDF Energy visitor 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participated in a Lab tour for EDF Energy visitor in order to share information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPL Surrey Collaboration Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in the NPL Surrey Collaboration Workshop (2014) in order to share information with other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPL collaboration meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in an NPL (National Physical Laboratory) collaboration meeting in order to share information with other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPL collaboration meeting and lab tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in an NPL collaboration meeting and lab tour in order to share information with other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participant in the following conference: CLEO conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at CLEO conference 2014

Not recorded
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Participant in the following conference: IOP Particle Accelerators and Beams Group Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation at the following conference: IOP Particle Accelerators and Beams Group Annual Conference

Not recorded
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Participation in workshop: CDT in Next Generation Accelerators Careers Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Speaker at CDT in Next Generation Accelerators Careers Workshop

Not recorded
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description RAL Vulcan TAW Experiment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Member : Research and Teaching at External Organisation
.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description RAL Vulcan TAW Experiment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Member : Research and Teaching at External Organisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description SCAPA beamtime users - ELI beamlines 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in the SCAPA beamtime users - ELI beamlines event in order to share information with other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SILIS lab tours for school pupils 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This activity involved providing tours of the Strathclyde Intense Laser Interaction Studies (SILIS) Group for school teachers and pupils in order to improve understanding of others thinking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SILIS laboratory tours for school teachers and pupils 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Host : Schools engagement
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description SILIS laboratory tours for school teachers and pupils 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Host : Schools engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description SILIS laboratory tours for school teachers and pupils 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Host : Schools engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description SU2P Workshop on HPL SciTech 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To be assigned : Participation in conference : co-organiser
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SU2P Workshop on HPL SciTech, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Siemans Healthcare Engagement Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in the Siemans Healthcare Engagement Meeting, with the purpose of sharing information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description University Open Day - Department of Physics student recruiting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered a presentation as part of the University of Strathclyde's Open Day on behalf of the Department of Physics in order to help with student recruiting and improve understanding of others thinking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015