Main Classifications

Main Classification 01: Circular and Linear Colliders

Coordinators: Qing Qin, IHEP and Philip Bambade, LAL Orsay

MC1 covers accelerators (e.g. synchrotrons, linacs, ERLs) and storage rings providing colliding beams of hadrons or leptons for particle and nuclear physics. This includes operating experience and performance limitations, upgrade plans, accelerator physics and technology issues specific to colliders and the design and R&D for future projects.

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Main Classification 02: Photon Sources and Electron Accelerators

Coordinators: Takahiro Watanabe, Spring-8 and Tor Raubenheimer, SLAC

MC2 covers photon sources (synchrotron light sources, ERLs, FELs, laser systems, other free-electron sources such as THz sources, Compton sources, etc) and electron accelerators (linear, circular, recirculating, etc.). It includes insertion devices such as planar and helical field undulators. Associated accelerator systems, such as injectors, booster synchrotrons, photon beam lines and photon beam line components can also be proposed for this Session. Papers presented can be project descriptions or cover individual aspects of photon sources and electron accelerators. Both theoretical and experimental results are solicited.

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Main Classification 03: Novel Particle Sources and Acceleration Techniques

Coordinators: Heung-Sik Kang, PAL and Ralph Assmann, DESY

MC3 covers (i) novel and unconventional sources of particles, including electrons and protons, neutrons, ions, and secondary particles and antiparticles; and (ii) new concepts of accelerating techniques which may overcome the present limitations of size and/or cost or which give access to very new beam characteristics (e.g. plasma accelerators, ultra-high gradient vacuum accelerators). Novel here refers to technologies or parameters that are not yet widely used in operation.

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Main Classification 04: Hadron Accelerators

Coordinators: Tadashi Koseki, KEK and  Mei Bai, GSI

MC4 covers design, development, construction, commissioning, operation and upgrades of low-, medium- and high-energy hadron accelerators, excluding hadron colliders. This includes ion sources, electrostatic accelerators, proton and ion linear accelerators, proton and ion synchrotrons, radioactive beam facilities, antiproton accumulators and collectors, ion accumulator and storage rings, cyclotrons, synchrocyclotrons, FFAGs and any other similar machines. Both low- and high-intensity machines are covered, as are all relevant aspects of high-intensity fixed-target accelerators such as proton or light ions drivers for neutron sources, neutrino factories, etc.

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Main Classification 05: Beam Dynamics and EM Fields

Coordinators: Nikolai Lobanov, ANU and Wolfram Fischer, BNL

MC5 covers general aspects of electro-magnetic interactions of charged particle beams in accelerators and storage rings. This includes linear and non-linear beam optics, modeling of externally applied or beam-generated electro-magnetic fields, as well as theory, observations and simulations of single-particle dynamics and collective effects, both coherent and incoherent. The emphasis is on deepening the understanding of fundamental processes or limitations governing beam dynamics and uncovering possible new mechanisms relevant to accelerator design and performance, independent of technological or project-specific aspects.

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Main Classification 06: Beam Instrumentation, Controls, Feedback and Operational Aspects

Coordinators: Yongbin Leng, SSRF/SINAP and John Byrd, ANL

MC6 covers measurement and control of the beam properties in particle accelerators including beam diagnostics and instrumentation, beam feedback systems, low-level rf controls, timing and synchronization schemes and laser-based instrumentation. Included also are contributions on accelerator control systems, online modeling and applications control software, as well as operational aspects of modern accelerators such as alignment and surveying methods, machine protection systems, radiation protection and monitoring and issues pertaining to reliability and operability.

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Main Classification 07: Accelerator Technology

Coordinators: Kuo-Tung Hsu, NSRRC and John Erickson/Bob Garnett, LANL

MC7 covers design, construction, testing and performance of accelerator components or subsystems, with emphasis on technological aspects and methods. It includes radio-frequency cavities and systems, magnets, vacuum, cryogenics, power supplies, collimation and targetry, timing, lasers, and other accelerator components and subsystems. Contributions with emphasis on achieving beam performance specific to an accelerator type or design should generally be classified elsewhere.

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Main Classification 08: Applications of Accelerators, Technology Transfer and Industrial Relations

Coordinators: Prapong Klysubun SLRI, and Maurizio Vretenar, CERN

MC8 includes contributions with emphasis on the broad applications of accelerators, the development of accelerator technologies for specific applications, aspects of technology transfer and laboratory-industry relationships.

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Main Classification 09: Session on Engagement with Industry, knowledge Exchange and Industrial Relations

Coordinators: Kerry Hayes, ANSTO

MC9 contributions should seek to improve Knowledge Exchange (KE) methods and strategies between the research community and industry, and the methodology for the creation of KE business opportunities by Industry. Covered topics include relevant issues for successful KE, structures needed to promote KE, incubator opportunities for start-up companies, and intellectual property and patenting issues.

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