Gamma factory for CERN initiative - Progress report

Conference Paper

The Gamma Factory (GF) initiative proposes to use partially stripped ion (PSI) beams as drivers of a new type of high-intensity and high-energy (0.1-400MeV) photon source. As part of the ongoing Physics Beyond Collider studies, initial beam tests were carried out in 2017 and 2018 at the SPS and LHC with partially stripped xenon and lead beams. This contribution discusses the results of these tests and the preparations for the next GF R&D step: the proof-of-principle experiment at the SPS to study interaction of PSI beams with the laser light.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dutheil, Y; Abramov, A; Alden, SE; Alemany Fernández, R; Antsiferov, PS; Apyan, A; Bartosik, H; Bessonov, EG; Biancacci, N; Bieron, J; Bogacz, A; Bosco, A; Bruce, R; Budker, D; Cassou, K; Castelli, F; Chaikovska, I; Curatolo, C; Czodrowski, P; Derevianko, A; Dupraz, K; Dzierzega, K; Fedosseev, V; Fuster Martinez, N; Gibson, SM; Goddard, B; Gorzawski, A; Hirlander, S; Jowett, JM; Kersevan, R; Kowalska, M; Krasny, MW; Kroeger, F; Kuchler, D; Lamont, M; Lefevre, T; Manglunki, D; Marsh, B; Martens, A; Molson, J; Nutarelli, D; Nevay, LJ; Petrenko, A; Petrillo, V; Płaczek, W; Redaelli, S; Peinaud, Y; Pustelny, S; Rochester, S; Sapinski, M; Schaumann, M; Scrivens, R; Serafini, L; Shevelko, VP; Stoehlker, T; Surzhykov, A; Tolstikhina, I; Velotti, F; Weber, G; Wu, YK; Yin-Vallgren, C; Zanetti, M; Zimmermann, F; Zolotorev, MS; Zomer, F

Published Date

  • January 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 364 /

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1824-8039

Citation Source

  • Scopus