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ARD Research:


The FEL Physics group is primarily focused on FEL theory, simulations and experiments, high-brightness beam dynamics, ultrafast electron and x-ray generation. The group supports the world's first hard x-ray FEL-Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) and is actively engaged in the design of future light sources such as LCLS-II.


This is a small group of experts in charged particle optics and single-particle beam dynamics. The primary focus of the group is to design the start-of-the-art storage rings for electron beam with applications to high-luminosity colliders, damping rings, and synchrotron light sources.


The Facility for Advanced Accelerator Tests (FACET) at SLAC has provided unique high energy, high brightness electron and positron beams for advanced accelerator R&D (e.g. plasma wakefield acceleration studies). The advent of LCLS-II affords a possibility to design a build a more capable FACET, i.e. FACET-II.


The US LHC Accelerator Research Program (LARP) consists of four US laboratories, BNL, FNAL, LBNL, and SLAC, who collaborate with CERN in the context of the High Luminosity LHC program (HL-LHC) on the Large Hadron Collider in order to 1) make more luminosity, earlier 2) collaborate in interaction region upgrades, to make even more luminosity, later and 3) use, develop, and preserve unique U.S. resources and capabilities.


The International Linear Collider (ILC) project is international effort to design and build a TeV scale electron-positron collider.

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