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The past 15 years have seen a revival of interest in fixed field alternating gradient accelerators (FFAGs), which were first conceived of in the early 1950s. This revival began with proposals for their use for producing high intensity proton beams and muon colliders, and was followed by the construction and operation of a number of test accelerators. They have a great advantage in being able to rapidly accelerate charged particles because the magnet fields remain fixed while still having an extremely large energy acceptance. Their relatively compact size and ability to be used even at moderate to highly relativistic energies gives them potential advantages over their close relative, the cyclotron. FFAGs have been proposed and designed for numerous applications: nuclear and particle physics, medical treatments, energy production, and many others.
The FFAG workshop series, of which this is one of many, are an opportunity to bring together accelerator designers, potential users, and accelerator component experts to: understand requirements of applications and communicate FFAG capabilities to potential users; improve our machine designs; and to work with experts in accelerator systems to insure that designs respect component capabilities and to promote the development of accelerator components needed for FFAGs. We expect to hear numerous interesting results and ideas: results from machines at Kuyshu University, KURRI, and Daresbury Laboratory; FFAG designs for eRHIC, a muon collider, and nuSTORM; designs for medical accelerators and gantries; discussions of methods for incorporating straight sections into FFAGs; and many more than we cannot even guess at.
A zgoubi and OPAL users' mini-workshop will be held at BNL from September 26th afternoon to Saturday 27th early afternoon, following FFAG'14 workshop. This mini-workshop aims to stimulate and enhance the interest and skills of students and scientists wishing to invest in FFAG simulations, with active participation of the users. A tutorial will include introduction to the codes and hands on session on your own computer (Mac or Linux). Detailed program here.
Registered attendees are invited to attend the welcome reception, banquet dinner and the BNL tour; free of charge for registered participants.
Collider Accelerator Department
Bldg. 911A, Main Lobby
Monday, September 22, 2014 6:00-9:00 PM
Participants will tour the following: R&D Energy Recovery Linac (ERL), STAR detector, Superconducting Magnet Division, and the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
September 22-26, 2014
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973 USA
South Room - Directions
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