AWAKE: a proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration experiment at CERN

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy


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Planned Impact

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Wing M (2019) Particle physics experiments based on the AWAKE acceleration scheme. in Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences

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Cooke D (2021) Measurement and application of electron stripping of ultrarelativistic 208 Pb 81 + in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

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Turner M (2020) Experimental study of wakefields driven by a self-modulating proton bunch in plasma in Physical Review Accelerators and Beams

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Muggli P (2018) AWAKE readiness for the study of the seeded self-modulation of a 400 GeV proton bunch in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Description AWAKE Collaboration 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Members of AWAKE Collaboration along with about 20 other institutes.
Collaborator Contribution CERN is the lead partner and experiment host.
Impact Development of experiment
Start Year 2009