Oxford/RHUL Institute in Accelerator Science

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Oxford Physics


The grant will found and support the Oxford/RHUL Institute in Accelerator Science. It will support the development of specific projects in the area of linear collider, neutrino factory, CLIC and generic methods of acceleration, which will build on the projects currently approved under the LC-ABD and UKNF proposals. The research will be strongly linked with collaborative efforts with CCLRC. Every effort will be made to collaborate with other research councils and DIAMOND, in joint projects and appointments. Other universities will be encouraged to become associated with the Institutes' programme.


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Prudnikava A (2018) Toward Optimization of Centrifugal Barrel Polishing Procedure for Treatment of Niobium Cavities in IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity

Description General expertise in accelerator physics has been established and increased through the foundation of the John Adams Institute as an international centre of excellence in accelerator physics. The JAI has played a leading role in projects such as the International Linear Collider (ILC), the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC), the development of plasma wakefield acceleration (PWA) and its applications, in particular the possibility of using PWA to produce small-scale powerful accelerators capable of producing coherent photons for use in structure determinations.
Exploitation Route In many ways. The development of Superconducting RF cavities for the ILC has already many implications in XFEL machines both in Europe and the US. PWA could be a disruptive technology for the future.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Security and Diplomacy

URL http://www.adams-institute.ac.uk/
Description In the development of new ways to accelerate particles and in the improved performance of current techniques, such as superconducting radiofrequency technology. In the development of particle beam treatments for cancers.
First Year Of Impact 2007
Sector Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Economic

Description Accelerate! 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The "Accelerate!" outreach project began in September 2008, with the first shows for school groups in December 2008. It is a 45-minute high-energy interactive science show. "Accelerate!" is based on research that covers many areas of current interest in the Particle Physics sub-department and the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science. Notably, these include research on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, GRID computing and the applications of novel particle accelerators to many areas of science. Since 2012, a German version of the talk has been given to many schools and science festivals in Germany.

To date around 5,000 students have attended performances. Further impact has been achieved through coverage in newspapers and radio and through follow-on involvement in other events. Follow-on events include those which "Accelerate!" team members have been involved in as a direct result of their involvement in the project. An example of this is the selection of Suzie Sheehy for the panel of a Times Higher Education Debate "Blue Skies Ahead? The prospects for UK science" alongside the UK minister.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014
URL http://rennmaschinen.desy.de/e108182/
Description Teachers Open Day in Accelerators and Particle Physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Teachers spent the day in Oxford having a refresher course on the latest research results in accelerator science and particle physics.

Interaction with many physics teachers in schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010