Gamma Factory for CERN initiative - progress report

The Gamma Factory Collaboration, Andrey Abramov, Siobhan Alden, Stephen Gibson, Laurence Nevay

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Science
Subtitle of host publicationEuropean Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics EPS-HEP2019
Place of PublicationGhent, Belgium
PublisherProceedings of Science
Number of pages8
EditionPoS (EPS-HEP2019) 020
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2020

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