The John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Oxford Physics

Abstract

The John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science (JAI) is a Centre of Excellence in the UK for advanced and novel accelerator technology, providing expertise, research, development and training in accelerator techniques, and promoting advanced accelerator applications in science and society.

The JAI, established in 2004, has become an internationally recognised centre for accelerator science. Its vital role in training the next generation of scientists has clearly boosted the UK's impact in this area, helping to address the problem of the worldwide shortage of accelerator scientists. JAI academics, researchers and students have together developed a strong research programme at the forefront of accelerator science, spanning national and international facilities and projects. The JAI has developed, and is actively enhancing, connections with industry and its outreach programme. We are working closely with industrial companies to bring scientific ideas closer to practical applications. Our inspiring and innovative outreach is increasing the desire of younger generations to aspire to technical and scientific careers. These three key elements of the JAI programme, training, accelerator research, and industrial connection and outreach, form the core of our future plans. With Imperial College joining this proposal, the research and training capabilities of the JAI will be significantly strengthened.

In the few years of its history, JAI personnel have already made significant contributions to not only many existing, facilities and experiments both in the UK and abroad, but also proposed projects (from the International Linear Collider (ILC) and Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) for CERN to a Particle Accelerator for Medical Applications (PAMELA), and projects currently being implemented (European Spallation Source, Large Hardron Collider upgrade, SuperB collider in Italy). The JAI has built up expertise in laser-accelerator interactions, design and operation of the brightest electron rings and light sources, machine-detector interface and final-focus systems, handling of proton and muon beams for medical and particle-physics applications, and excellence in advanced beam diagnostics, instrumentation and simulation. In many cases this expertise is unique in the world. The future JAI programme is built upon our expertise and core competences and will include projects of direct relevance to the national accelerator-science strategy, to national facilities such as Diamond and ISIS at Harwell and to the future of particle physics.

The JAI has now initiated work towards new research directions - in particular, we are working towards the creation of a suite of compact light sources, building on our laser-accelerator expertise and bringing us closer to industrial applications, with an aim of achieving commercial devices in the near future. The most challenging, but also the most promising, area is laser-plasma acceleration, and we will address this challenge by combining forces with the plasma physics groups at Oxford and Imperial College, and via developing collaborations with worldwide centres of expertise in this area.

The funding for the JAI in this project will underpin the core elements outlined above. This core staff provision will allow us to explore new opportunities - both in new directions and at the boundaries between synergistic projects - and the early development of new ideas so that dedicated funding can then be secured. This funding will also leverage future investment for both new and established projects, as has been already demonstrated, and ensure that the UK remains a key player in accelerator science and technology worldwide.

This research programme will continue raising the impact of accelerator science on UK's scientific and industrial capabilities and will help to solve the challenges of the 21st century through its applications to healthcare, energy, materials and biological science.

Planned Impact

The John Adams Institute provides expertise, development and training in accelerator techniques and promotes advanced accelerator applications in science and society. The advanced techniques developed in JAI very often have applications in industry and society, including in healthcare, clean energy and communication technology.

In healthcare, promising new particle beam cancer therapies rely on the development of new, compact accelerators, typically for protons or carbon atoms. This requires the continuation of fundamental research into magnet design, for example, and redirection of the particle beam. There is also potential impact in healthcare from the novel and control schemes being developed for accelerating and controlling beams of short-lived particles such as muons - via development of novel compact magnets and advanced focusing techniques.

The JAI already has projects in both these areas and seeks to build stronger collaborations with potential beneficiaries.
Both society and industry would also benefit from a safe route for generating clean energy. Advances in the accelerator cavities developed for particle physics colliders have opened new opportunities for the creation of inherently safe, accelerator-driven, thorium- based nuclear reactors.

A very wide range of other fields in discovery science benefits from accelerator light sources, such as synchrotrons, with impacts in pharmaceutical, electronics, materials, engineering and medical sciences. The increasing power of such techniques also drives developments in data analysis and information management. Beyond current light sources, studies of coherent radiation of electron beams have stimulated design of compact THz sources with potential applications in information technology, biology and medical sciences; non-destructive evaluation and other fields. A compact laser-plasma acceleration based X-ray source can significantly increase availability of advanced instruments for science, industry and medicine.

The technologies that underpin the design and operation of accelerator themselves drive developments in industry sectors normally unrelated to accelerators. For example, advances in electronics continue to be required, e.g. for ultrafast feedback and control, and developments in metrology are driven by the need for accurate alignment in future colliders. These developments may be initiated within academic research or through collaboration with industry, but are already resulting in new devices for entirely different markets.

The JAI has an international reputation for training the next generation of accelerator scientists, with wide-ranging skills, and each year provides a significant number of world-class PhDs to industry and national laboratories. This direct transfer of expertise will enable both new and existing accelerator technologies to be developed further and exploited more widely.

Our inspiring and innovative outreach is increasing the desire of younger generations to aspire to technical and scientific careers. By explaining the concepts and technologies behind well-known projects such as the Large Hadron Collider, we can show both the excitement and challenge of science and technology, as well as the many applications of accelerators in wider society.

The impact of research at the JAI on public, schools, industry and government, through 'cross-fertilisation' between academic research and industrial applications, will further enhance in the future as we develop stronger links with industry and the wider public.

Organisations

Publications


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A. Letchford, S.M. Gibson Et Al. (2013) Status of the RAL Front End Test Stand
A. Potylitsyn, P. Karataev, And A. Mkrtchyan (2014) Proceedngs of X International Symposium on Radiation from Relativistic Electrons in Periodic Structures (RREPS'13) in J. Phys.: Conf. Ser.
A. Sävert, S.P.D. Mangles, M. Schnell, J.M. Cole, M. Nicolai, M. Reuter, M.B. Schwab, M. Möller, K. Poder, O. Jäckel Et Al (2014) Direct imaging of the dynamics of a laser-plasma accelerator operating in the bubble-regime
Abe, Toshinori And Others (2010) The International Large Detector: Letter of Intent
Abelleira Fernandez J (2012) A Large Hadron Electron Collider at CERN Report on the Physics and Design Concepts for Machine and Detector in Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Abelleira Fernandez J (2012) A Large Hadron Electron Collider at CERN Report on the Physics and Design Concepts for Machine and Detector in Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Abelleira Fernandez J (2012) A Large Hadron Electron Collider at CERN Report on the Physics and Design Concepts for Machine and Detector in Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Abelleira Fernandez, J.L. And Others (2012) On the Relation of the LHeC and the LHC
 
Description We have discovered new ways for accelerating charged particles - these technologies are essential for creation of novel scientific instruments, technological devices and methods, as well as devices for medical use and patient treatment.
Exploitation Route One can build new generation scientific and medical instruments based on the developed principles and technologies.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Construction,Creative Economy,Education,Electronics,Energy,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
 
Description The funding been used to develop novel technologies for accelerating charged particles - these technologies are essential for creation of novel scientific instruments, technological devices and methods, as well as devices for medical use and patient treatment.
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Construction,Creative Economy,Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Societal,Economic
 
Description Basic Technology Fund
Amount £585,861 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2007 
End 03/2011
 
Description CERN doctoral studentship
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) 
Sector Public
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation
Start 09/2010 
End 08/2013
 
Description CLIC-UK
Amount £800,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) 
Sector Public
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation
Start 04/2011 
End 03/2014
 
Description CLIC-UK 2
Amount £600,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) 
Sector Public
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description EPSRC NPL Post Doctoral Resrearch Partnership
Amount £602,218 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2012
 
Description EPSRC Pathways to Impact Grant
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2011 
End 12/2011
 
Description EPSRC grant (EP/H011145/1)
Amount £600,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2009 
End 09/2013
 
Description EPSRC/RCUK
Amount £798,127 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2013 
End 05/2019
 
Description EU
Amount £236,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2011 
End 10/2015
 
Description EU
Amount £380,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2011 
End 09/2015
 
Description EU
Amount £164,153 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2014 
End 01/2016
 
Description EU-FP7 integrating activity
Amount £184,200 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2009 
End 03/2012
 
Description EU-FP7-Preparatory Phase
Amount £306,878 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2009 
End 03/2012
 
Description Eucard2 WP6 low-e rings
Amount £17,070 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2013 
End 06/2017
 
Description Helmholtz VI
Amount £325,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 07/2013 
End 06/2018
 
Description IPS fellowship
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2011 
End 03/2015
 
Description Japan-UK Partnership
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2008 
End 03/2009
 
Description John Fell Fund
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Department The John Fell Fund
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2008 
End 03/2011
 
Description Nuffield Foundation
Amount £1,400 (GBP)
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2008 
End 03/2009
 
Description Oxford Martin School
Amount £377,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Department Oxford Martin School
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2008 
End 04/2012
 
Description Oxford-Princeton Partnership
Amount £5,620 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Department Oxford Princeton Partnership
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2007 
End 03/2010
 
Description STFC CASE studentship
Amount £12,930 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2010 
End 08/2014
 
Description STFC CASE studentship
Amount £76,646 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2010 
End 03/2014
 
Description STFC CASE studentship
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2011 
End 03/2014
 
Description STFC PUS Large Award
Amount £92,522 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2007 
End 03/2010
 
Description STFC PUS Small Award
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2008 
End 03/2010
 
Description Thailand governmental studentship
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Thailand 
Sector Public
Country Thailand, Kingdom of
Start 09/2010 
End 08/2013
 
Description AMULET 
Organisation Etalon AG
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Adaption of laser-interferometry techniques developed for the International Linear Collider to problems of industrial relevance to metrology. Development of software and electronics to use these techniques in this context.
Collaborator Contribution Development of industrialisation techniques for concepts developed by Oxford and NPL groups.
Impact Two patents have been applied for and intellectual property is lodged with ISIS Innovations.
Start Year 2010
 
Description AMULET 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Adaption of laser-interferometry techniques developed for the International Linear Collider to problems of industrial relevance to metrology. Development of software and electronics to use these techniques in this context.
Collaborator Contribution Development of industrialisation techniques for concepts developed by Oxford and NPL groups.
Impact Two patents have been applied for and intellectual property is lodged with ISIS Innovations.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ASTEC 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Department Daresbury Laboratory
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with ASTEC resulted in productive joint work on EMMA, PAMELA projects, ILC and CLIC (since 2001), CLARA and VELA.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with ASTEC resulted in productive joint work on EMMA, PAMELA projects, ILC and CLIC (since 2001), CLARA and VELA.
Impact Collaboration with ASTEC resulted in productive joint work on EMMA, PAMELA projects, ILC and CLIC (since 2001), CLARA and VELA.
 
Description Birmingham 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on collimation systems for ILC and CLIC
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on collimation systems for ILC and CLIC
Impact Collaboration on collimation systems for ILC and CLIC
 
Description CAOX 
Organisation New River Kinematics Inc
Country United States of America 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We are integrating a software suite (CAOX) developed for the numerical analysis of geodetic networks to be used for the alignment of the ILC into a commercial software package (Spatial Analyser = SA) that is the market leader in geodetic instrument control and evaluation tools. This is currently in its pilot phase where we are showing that our methods can be successfully used to analyse data with which SA struggles. For this we are analysing the survey network of the PETRA-III light source at DESY.
Collaborator Contribution NRK are allowing us access to their Spatial Analyser software internal structure and if the pilot phase goes well have agreed to co-fund a full project to integrate our software into their product.
Impact We have been offered co-funding by NRK of a project that could last up to three years to fully integrated CAOX into SA. NRK would also be interested in taking up a license for our IP in this project.
Start Year 2010
 
Description CERN 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Joint research on CERN facilities and projects
Collaborator Contribution Provide training of our students, joint research
Impact PhD experts, publications
Start Year 2006
 
Description CONFORM 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design of the PAMELA non-scaling FFAg for medical applications
Collaborator Contribution Result of this collaboration is construction of EMMA electron demo facility and design of proton/ion PAMELA - FFAG based accelerators aimed at medical and other application.
Impact The design has been presented at many international conferences, and is about to be released as a design report
Start Year 2006
 
Description CUOS 
Organisation University of Michigan
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Experimental collaboration leading to joint publications.
Collaborator Contribution Experimental collaboration leading to joint publications.
Impact Experimental collaboration leading to joint publications.
 
Description Cockcroft Institute 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Department Daresbury Laboratory
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Cockcroft Institute resulted in productive joint work on EMMA, ILC, CLIC, Light sources projects, CLAR and VELA, etc.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with Cockcroft Institute resulted in productive joint work on EMMA, ILC, CLIC, Light sources projects, CLAR and VELA, etc.
Impact Collaboration with Cockcroft Institute resulted in productive joint work on EMMA, ILC, CLIC, Light sources projects, CLAR and VELA, etc.
 
Description DESY 
Organisation European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Department Deutsches Electronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with DESY resulted in productive joint work on PETRA laser wire, ILC, HOM & Cavities projects, and recently on Helmholtz Virtual Institute aimed at investigation of plasma acceleration.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with DESY resulted in productive joint work on PETRA laser wire, ILC, HOM & Cavities projects, and recently on Helmholtz Virtual Institute aimed at investigation of plasma acceleration.
Impact Collaboration with DESY resulted in productive joint work on PETRA laser wire, ILC, HOM & Cavities projects, and recently on Helmholtz Virtual Institute aimed at investigation of plasma acceleration.
 
Description Deparment of Physics, University College London 
Organisation University College London (UCL)
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Experimental collaboration leading to joint publications.
Collaborator Contribution Experimental collaboration leading to joint publications.
Impact Experimental collaboration leading to joint publications.
 
Description Deparment of Physics, University of Manchester 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Experimental Collaborations with joint grant, and know-how exchange. Joint publications in preparation.
Collaborator Contribution Experimental Collaborations with joint grant, and know-how exchange. Joint publications in preparation.
Impact Experimental Collaborations with joint grant, and know-how exchange. Joint publications in preparation.
 
Description Diamond 
Organisation DIAMOND Light Source Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Diamond resulted in productive joint work on Accelerator studies, Diagnostics projects, FEL, XFEL, Diamond upgrade, CLARA, etc.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with Diamond resulted in productive joint work on Accelerator studies, Diagnostics projects, FEL, XFEL, Diamond upgrade, CLARA, etc.
Impact Collaboration with Diamond resulted in productive joint work on Accelerator studies, Diagnostics projects, FEL, XFEL, Diamond upgrade, CLARA, etc
 
Description Dundee 
Organisation University of Dundee
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on beam delivery areas of ILC and CLIC
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on beam delivery areas of ILC and CLIC
Impact Collaboration on beam delivery areas of ILC and CLIC
 
Description E2V 
Organisation e2v Technologies
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Joint developments of approached for magnetrons designs
Collaborator Contribution Joint developments of approached for magnetrons designs
Impact Joint developments of approached for magnetrons designs
 
Description ENLIGHT 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Part of 3 EU FP7 projects, with Computer Science and the Gray Institute, PARTNER (1 D.Phil. student, joint with S.Sc), ULICE, ENVISION
Collaborator Contribution Part of 3 EU FP7 projects, with Computer Science and the Gray Institute, PARTNER (1 D.Phil. student, joint with S.Sc), ULICE, ENVISION
Impact Part of 3 EU FP7 projects, with Computer Science and the Gray Institute, PARTNER (1 D.Phil. student, joint with S.Sc), ULICE, ENVISION
Start Year 2009
 
Description ESRF 
Organisation European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on many aspects of Accelerator R&D of SR light sources (beam optics, magnets, engineering, etc.)
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on many aspects of Accelerator R&D of SR light sources (beam optics, magnets, engineering, etc.)
Impact Collaboration on many aspects of Accelerator R&D of SR light sources (beam optics, magnets, engineering, etc.)
 
Description ESS 
Organisation European Society of Anaesthesiologists (ESA)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaboration with ESS resulted in productive joint work on RF design projects. Possibly larger scale collaboration is now possible with UK confirming its contribution
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with ESS resulted in productive joint work on RF design projects. Possibly larger scale collaboration is now possible with UK confirming its contribution
Impact Collaboration with ESS resulted in productive joint work on RF design projects. Possibly larger scale collaboration is now possible with UK confirming its contribution
 
Description EUCARD 1 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department EUCARD Enhanced European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design of various beam instrumentation devices, electronics and use of laser interferometry for accelerator metrology.
Collaborator Contribution EUCARD ais a large collaboration working in the geenral area of development of accelerators for particle physics applications.
Impact A wide variety of publications and devices are being produced by this collaboration. Most of them are long term and have not yet to outputs as yet.
Start Year 2008
 
Description EUCARD 2 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A wide variety of publications and devices are being produced by this collaboration. Most of them are long term and have not yet to outputs as yet. Supported work on MONALISA and ATF2 feedback and BPM work. Eucard2 focused on collimator material simulation, low emittance rings
Collaborator Contribution A wide variety of publications and devices are being produced by this collaboration. Most of them are long term and have not yet to outputs as yet. Supported work on MONALISA and ATF2 feedback and BPM work. Eucard2 focused on collimator material simulation, low emittance rings
Impact A wide variety of publications and devices are being produced by this collaboration. Most of them are long term and have not yet to outputs as yet. Supported work on MONALISA and ATF2 feedback and BPM work. Eucard2 focused on collimator material simulation, low emittance rings
Start Year 2008
 
Description Elekta 
Organisation Elekta Inc
Country Sweden, Kingdom of 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Elekta has resulted in the engagement in joint project development with this company
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with Elekta has resulted in the engagement in joint project development with this company
Impact Collaboration with Elekta has resulted in the engagement in joint project development with this company
Start Year 2010
 
Description FERMI@Elettra 
Organisation FERMI@Elettra
Country Italy, Italian Republic 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration with FERMI@Elettra resulted in productive joint work on FEL Commissioning projects.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with FERMI@Elettra resulted in productive joint work on FEL Commissioning projects.
Impact Collaboration with FERMI@Elettra resulted in productive joint work on FEL Commissioning projects.
 
Description FMB Oxford 
Organisation FMB Oxford
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Case students, IPS grant, collaboration on strip-line and cavity BPMs
Collaborator Contribution Case students, IPS grant, collaboration on strip-line and cavity BPMs
Impact Case students, IPS grant, collaboration on strip-line and cavity BPMs
 
Description FNAL 
Organisation Fermilab
Department Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Country United States of America 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration with FNAL resulted in productive joint work on MICE projects, high power beams, ILC, novel integrable-optics IOTA ring, KEK-ATF on ring BPMs, CLIC, etc.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with FNAL resulted in productive joint work on MICE projects, high power beams, ILC, novel integrable-optics IOTA ring, KEK-ATF on ring BPMs, CLIC, etc.
Impact Collaboration with FNAL resulted in productive joint work on MICE projects, high power beams, ILC, novel integrable-optics IOTA ring, KEK-ATF on ring BPMs, CLIC, etc.
 
Description GDE and now LCC 
Organisation International R3B Collaboration
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration with GDE resulted in productive joint work on ILC and CLIC design projects.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with GDE resulted in productive joint work on ILC and CLIC design projects.
Impact Collaboration with GDE resulted in productive joint work on ILC and CLIC design projects.
 
Description Helmholtz Virtual Institute (VI) aimed at research on plasma wakefield acceleration of highly relativistic electrons 
Organisation European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Department Deutsches Electronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This VI is aimed at research on plasma wakefield acceleration of highly relativistic electrons. It brings together the leading accelerator centres to address topics at the forefront of accelerator research. The VI will enhance the prospects of the field of plasma-based acceleration by building on the pioneering breakthrough results of the partners and on the initial steps that have been taken recently in establishing it as a comprehensive research topic in Hamburg. The activities of the VI will be centred in particular on the FLASHForward plasma acceleration experiment performed at a dedicated beamline at FLASH-2 facility which is now under construction. The VI will bring together leading accelerator centres and institutes - DESY and University of Hamburg, Germany, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), USA, and John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science (JAI), UK. The European centre for particles physics CERN, and the Max-Planck-Institute in Munich (Heisenberg Institute) will be associated institutes in the programme of the VI. Two more groups have joined the VI as associate members since the original proposal, namely the groups from INFN at Frascati National Laboratories and the UCLA group in the United States. The JAI will bring in its expertise in plasma acceleration, plasma channels, diagnostics development, computation.
Collaborator Contribution The Helmholtz VI award will enable us to undertake an exciting 5-years experimental programme benefiting from unique facilities at the partner labs, particularly DESY, and also LBNL and SLAC, as well as from pioneering expertise in lasers and plasma acceleration of the University of Hamburg and John Adams Institute, to make significant progress in the task of accelerating bunches of particles with good beam quality to high energies.
Impact The HZ VI is just starting. We are finalizing the research program right now.
Start Year 2013
 
Description IOQ, Jena, Germany 
Organisation Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (FSU)
Department Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics (IOQ Jena)
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Experimental collaboration leading to joint publications, funded by LaserLab Europe.
Collaborator Contribution Experimental collaboration leading to joint publications, funded by LaserLab Europe.
Impact Experimental collaboration leading to joint publications, funded by LaserLab Europe.
 
Description Jena Friedrich-Schiller- Universteat and Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering 
Organisation Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (FSU)
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Jena is world leader in high intensity fibre lasers. Collaboration with Jena resulted in developing of a novel approach for creation of efficient and kHz capable light sources based on Multi-Pulse Laser Wakefield Acceleration.
Collaborator Contribution Jena is world leader in high intensity fibre lasers. Collaboration with Jena resulted in developing of a novel approach for creation of efficient and kHz capable light sources based on Multi-Pulse Laser Wakefield Acceleration.
Impact Jena is world leader in high intensity fibre lasers. Collaboration with Jena resulted in developing of a novel approach for creation of efficient and kHz capable light sources based on Multi-Pulse Laser Wakefield Acceleration.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Joint Institute for Nuclear Research 
Organisation Joint Institute of Nuclear Research
Country Russian Federation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration on development of research project proposal submitted to Skolkovo Foundation, and development of accelerator training
Collaborator Contribution Design efforts of plasma acceleration facility, contribution to development of approaches to education in accelerator field
Impact Joint presentation at public outreach events, preparation of funding application for Skolkovo foundation
Start Year 2011
 
Description KEK 
Organisation High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration with KEK resulted in productive joint work on ATF/ATF2, ILC and CLIC and Compact x-ray Sources projects.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with KEK resulted in productive joint work on ATF/ATF2, ILC and CLIC and Compact x-ray Sources projects.
Impact Collaboration with KEK resulted in productive joint work on ATF/ATF2, ILC and CLIC and Compact x-ray Sources projects.
 
Description LLC, Lund University 
Organisation Lund University
Department Lund Laser Centre (LLC)
Country Sweden, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Experimental collaboration leading to joint publications, funded by LaserLab Europe.
Collaborator Contribution Experimental collaboration leading to joint publications, funded by LaserLab Europe.
Impact Experimental collaboration leading to joint publications, funded by LaserLab Europe.
 
Description Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik and Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München 
Organisation Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Access to novel targetry leading to joint publications
Collaborator Contribution Access to novel targetry leading to joint publications
Impact Access to novel targetry leading to joint publications
 
Description National Institute of Education, Singapore 
Organisation National Institute of Education, Singapore
Country Singapore, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Diagnostic development
Collaborator Contribution Diagnostic development
Impact Diagnostic development
 
Description Newport Spectra 
Organisation Newport Spectra
Country United States of America 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Helped the company develop the technology which we thought they could do but which they were unsure about. Successful
Collaborator Contribution The laserwire requires a specific pump laser that Newport Spectra thought was not technically possible for them ... wroking with the team successfully developed a suitable product.
Impact New technology product
Start Year 2009
 
Description Newport Spectra 
Organisation Newport Spectra
Country United States of America 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaboration on new technology product
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on new technology product
Impact Collaboration on new technology product
Start Year 2009
 
Description Niowave 
Organisation Niowave
Country United States of America 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaboraion on development of novel SC RF Linac and novel THz and X-ray lasers. The collaboration has let to development of novel structures and lasers
Collaborator Contribution Collaboraion on development of novel SC RF Linac and novel THz and X-ray lasers. The collaboration has let to development of novel structures and lasers
Impact Collaboraion on development of novel SC RF Linac and novel THz and X-ray lasers. The collaboration has let to development of novel structures and lasers
Start Year 2013
 
Description Oxford Martin School 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Oxford Martin School
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 4 years funding for the PTCRi, shared with Computer Science and the Gray Institute
Collaborator Contribution 4 years funding for the PTCRi, shared with Computer Science and the Gray Institute
Impact 4 years funding for the PTCRi, shared with Computer Science and the Gray Institute
Start Year 2009
 
Description RAL 
Organisation Science and Technology Facilities Council
Department Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration with RAL resulted in productive joint work on PAMELA, FETS, Diagnostics, EMMA, MICE projects, ISIS, Diamond, ILC and CLIC, ion source, CLF, etc. Collaboration in research also expanded to collaboration into areas of public and industrial outreach and training.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with RAL resulted in productive joint work on PAMELA, FETS, Diagnostics, EMMA, MICE projects, ISIS, Diamond, ILC and CLIC, ion source, CLF, etc. Collaboration in research also expanded to collaboration into areas of public and industrial outreach and training.
Impact Collaboration with RAL resulted in productive joint work on PAMELA, FETS, Diagnostics, EMMA, MICE projects, ISIS, Diamond, ILC and CLIC, ion source, CLF, etc. Collaboration in research also expanded to collaboration into areas of public and industrial outreach and training.
 
Description Radiabeam 
Organisation Radiabeam
Country United States of America 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaboration on advanced RF structures and THz generation. This has resulted in development of new cSPr radiator
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on advanced RF structures and THz generation. This has resulted in development of new cSPr radiator
Impact Collaboration on advanced RF structures and THz generation. This has resulted in development of new cSPr radiator
Start Year 2013
 
Description SLAC 
Organisation Stanford University
Department SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Country United States of America 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaboration with SLAC resulted in productive joint work on FACET, ESA projects, ILC and CLIC, ESA, LCLS, LCLS-II, XFEL design.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with SLAC resulted in productive joint work on FACET, ESA projects, ILC and CLIC, ESA, LCLS, LCLS-II, XFEL design.
Impact Collaboration with SLAC resulted in productive joint work on FACET, ESA projects, ILC and CLIC, ESA, LCLS, LCLS-II, XFEL design.
 
Description Siemens 
Organisation Siemens AG
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Siemens resulted in a CASE studentship, with corresponding (standard for CASE studentships) financial contributions from industry and also in significant hardware contribution for the joint project. This resulted in the development of novel compact DC accelerator
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with Siemens resulted in a CASE studentship, with corresponding (standard for CASE studentships) financial contributions from industry and also in significant hardware contribution for the joint project. This resulted in the development of novel compact DC accelerator
Impact Collaboration with Siemens resulted in a CASE studentship, with corresponding (standard for CASE studentships) financial contributions from industry and also in significant hardware contribution for the joint project. This resulted in the development of novel compact DC accelerator
Start Year 2010
 
Description Strathclyde 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on plasma acceleration and advanced RF themes
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on plasma acceleration and advanced RF themes
Impact Collaboration on plasma acceleration and advanced RF themes
 
Description TMD 
Organisation 3DMD
Country United States of America 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaboration with TMD resulted in CASE studentships, with corresponding (standard for CASE studentships) financial contributions from industry. This resulted in the development of novel RF amplifiers.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with TMD resulted in CASE studentships, with corresponding (standard for CASE studentships) financial contributions from industry. This resulted in the development of novel RF amplifiers.
Impact Collaboration with TMD resulted in CASE studentships, with corresponding (standard for CASE studentships) financial contributions from industry. This resulted in the development of novel RF amplifiers.
 
Description Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece 
Organisation Technological Educational Institute of Crete
Country Greece, Hellenic Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Experimental Collaborations leading to joint publications
Collaborator Contribution Experimental Collaborations leading to joint publications
Impact Experimental Collaborations leading to joint publications
 
Description The CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology (formerly known as Gray Institute of Radiation Oncology) 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The accelerator proton treatment development resulted in collaboration with the Gray Institute of Radiation Oncology, supported by a grant for the Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute (PTCRi) by the Oxford Martin School. The recent collaboration activities are focused
Collaborator Contribution The accelerator proton treatment development resulted in collaboration with the Gray Institute of Radiation Oncology, supported by a grant for the Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute (PTCRi) by the Oxford Martin School. The recent collaboration activities are focused
Impact The accelerator proton treatment development resulted in collaboration with the Gray Institute of Radiation Oncology, supported by a grant for the Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute (PTCRi) by the Oxford Martin School. The recent collaboration activities are focused
Start Year 2008
 
Description Tomsk Polytechnic University 
Organisation Tomsk Polytechnic University
Country Russian Federation 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Tomsk Polytechnic University resulted in productive joint work on CDR and ODR projects aimed at development of high resolution beam profile monitors.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with Tomsk Polytechnic University resulted in productive joint work on CDR and ODR projects aimed at development of high resolution beam profile monitors.
Impact Collaboration with Tomsk Polytechnic University resulted in productive joint work on CDR and ODR projects aimed at development of high resolution beam profile monitors.
 
Description University of San Diego, USA 
Organisation University of San Diego
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Experimental Collaborations leading to joint publications
Collaborator Contribution Experimental Collaborations leading to joint publications
Impact Experimental Collaborations leading to joint publications
 
Description Universtiy of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada 
Organisation University of Alberta
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Theoretical support leading to joint publications
Collaborator Contribution Theoretical support leading to joint publications
Impact Theoretical support leading to joint publications
 
Title Charged particle beam targets 
Description An apparatus comprises a charged particle beam source and a target (1) for a charged particle beam. The target comprises a concave outer surface which is at least a segment of a cylinder (2) having a periodically structured surface (4). The charged particle beam is directed parallel to the axis of the cylinder (2), with the distance of the charged particle beam from the surface being less than or equal to twice the period of the periodically structured surface (4) in a direction perpendicular to the charged particle beam. The width of the charged particle beam in a direction perpendicular to the charged particle beam and parallel to the outer surface of the target is less than twice the period of the periodically structured surface (4) in a direction perpendicular to the charged particle beam. 
IP Reference PCT/GB2013/053101 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2012
Licensed No
Impact We are developing novel device which uses this invention
 
Title X-ray generation 
Description An apparatus for generating x-rays includes an electron beam generator and a first device arranged to apply an RF electric field to accelerate the electron beam from the generator. A photon source is arranged to provide photons to a zone to interact with the electron beam from the first device so as to generate x-rays via inverse-Compton scattering. A second device is arranged to apply an RF electric field to decelerate the electron beam after it has interacted. The first and second devices are connected by RF energy transmission means arranged to recover RF energy from the decelerated electron beam as it passes through the second device and transfer the recovered RF energy into the first device. 
IP Reference PCT/GB2012/052632 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2011
Licensed No
Impact We are developing novel devices based on this invention
 
Description A new method of creating "cos-theta" coils for compact high-precision high-field magnets 
IP Reference patent application submitted 
Protection MAGNETS-3
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Potnetial impact upon accelerator design and construction
 
Description Better distribution of current in the conductors 
IP Reference GB1103473.3 
Protection MAGNETS-2
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact More compact magnets, with eased construction
 
Description Novel way of winding coils to optimise field quality for compact high field magnets 
IP Reference GB0920299.5 
Protection MAGNETS
Year Protection Granted 2009
Licensed No
Impact Allows the design of a novel non-scaling FFAG-based proton and carbon ion accelerator for charged particle cancer thearpy
 
Description APPEAL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A one-day workshop on aspects of particle and accelerator physics for ~25 teachers. This meeting now repeats every year.

The feedback from the meetings was very positive, and helps create a network of physics teachers able to address the A-level syllabus in particle physics with significantly more confidence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013
 
Description APPEAL annual event for high school teachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact APPEAL is a yearly 1-day event for A-Level Physics teachers to explain what goes on at the LHC and other such accelerators.

The event is organized by JAI and University of Oxford in collaboration with CERN.

This one-day school gives A-level teachers an opportunity to learn about the physics underlying the LHC, will give basic information about particle accelerators and particle physics to Physics teachers who are not necessarily Physics specialists.

Each year the APPEAL event has a particular focus theme:

Oncoming APPEAL-8 of 2017: "Misadventures Along the Path to Big Physics Discoveries"
APPEAL-7 of 2016: "Understanding the Universe - From Gravitational Waves to Sub-atomic Particles"
APPEAL-6 of 2015: "The International Year of Light"
APPEAL-5 of 2014: "Discovery of the Higgs Boson -Step Closer to the Big Bang - what's next?"
APPEAL-4 of 2013: "The Discovery of the Higgs Boson - A Step Closer to the Big Bang"
APPEAL-3 of 2012: "Searching for the New Worlds - from Planets to Subatomic Particles"
APPEAL-2 of 2011: "Particle Accelerators - Shedding Light on the Dark Universe"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014
URL http://www.adams-institute.ac.uk/appeal
 
Description Accelerate! 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The 'Accelerate!' outreach project began in September 2008, with the first shows for school groups in December 2008. It is a 45-minute high-energy interactive science show. Accelerate! is based on research that covers many areas of current interest in the Particle Physics sub-department and the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science. Notably, these include research on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, GRID computing and the applications of novel particle accelerators to cancer treatment as part of the PAMELA project. The start-up of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was an influencing factor in establishing the “Accelerate!” project. The project was created as a means to communicate not only how and why the LHC has been built, but also the science behind and applications of particle accelerators in general. The potential benefit to society of particle accelerators through research projects such as PAMELA was another motivating factor, which contributed to the project.

To date around 4,500 students have attended performances. Further impact has been achieved through coverage in newspapers and radio and through follow-on involvement in other events. Follow-on events include those which 'œAccelerate!' team members have been involved in as a direct result of their involvement in the project. An example of this is the selection of Suzie Sheehy for the panel of a Times Higher Education Debate Blue Skies Ahead? The prospects for UK science alongside the UK minister for science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012
 
Description Advertising Video for FSI technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact ISIS innovation are in the process of making a video that demonstrates FSI technology potential for a variety of applications

FSI technology is becoming part of products of various companies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Advertising of FSI technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Companies that are members of the Oxford University Innovation Club received an exclusive preview of the FSI technology

one UK company registered interest in these technologies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Einstein's Universe 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Einstein's Universe is the companion lecture to Superstrings" exploring the other main area of Einstein's scientific work the theory of the behaviour of atoms and subatomic particles known as "quantum mechanics". THis has been given to very many audiences.

Very good feedback from many schools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
URL http://www.einsteinsuniverse.com/Einsteins_Universe/Welcome.html
 
Description Goldsmiths/Neutrinos 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 25 - 30 teachers. many questions, liked the talk

They said they enjoyed the talk - it was _different_ !
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Industry Workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Two workshops were held in Oxford with ~40 contribnuting industry and academics, plus representatives of Government and Research Councils to discuss aspects of the exploitation of accelerator technology

Several useful industrial contacts were made, which are being followed up
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
 
Description Meeting with New River Kinematics owners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We met with the owners of New River Kinematics and described the abilities of the CAOX software suite

NRK agreed to evaluate CAOX with us and DESY. They are interested in funding a full integration and taking up licenses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Royal Society Partnership Scheme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Extended interaction with a senior vivil servant on science matters

Exchange of expertise in a nationally important and sensitive area, building upon ourt in-house expertise in laers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Schools lectures on many topics (particle physics, accelerators, cancer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talks given by several members of the group to many schools each year (typically more than 12 per year). THese are usually attended by between 10 and 100 students, one or two teachers and occasionally parents. Some are accompanied by workshops, exercises or extended discussions

Several schools have requested either essentially the same lecture in subsequent years, or a lecture on a different subject.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010