Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)


Tim Greenshaw (Liverpool University)


This talk describes initial design studies for the laser-hybrid accelerator for radiobiology (LhARA). In the first stage of this accelerator, protons and ions are accelerated in laser interactions before they are captured and focussed with a plasma lens. A fixed field accelerator provides further acceleration. This hybrid approach will provide a flexible facility for radiobiology studies and has the potential to be used in a new generation of hadron-beam therapy facilities.