Visit to Daresbury Laboratory
The IOP Lancashire and Cumbria Branch is organising a coach trip from Lancaster and Preston for a guided tour of the CLARA electron linear accelerator at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory.
It is open to everyone including non-members and members from other branches.
The CLARA project aims to build on the UK’s existing expertise and experience in free electron lasers (FEL), to pave the way for a state-of-the-art FEL facility for the UK, while simultaneously contributing to international R&D.
The ultimate aim is to develop a normal-conducting test accelerator delivering approximately 250 MeV electron beam energy able to generate longitudinally and transversely bright electron bunches. These will be used in the experimental production of stable, synchronised, ultra-short photon pulses of coherent light from a single pass FEL using techniques directly applicable to the future generation of light source facilities. It is foreseen that the CLARA beam will be used for testing other advanced concepts such as beam-driven wakefield acceleration.
CLARA is located in an existing building previously used for the Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS). For more info see this URL:
A coach has been booked and there are still a few places open. You are welcome to make your own way to this event but you MUST register as visit places are limited too.
12:30 Lancaster University (outside Infolab building)
13:20 UCLan Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre (main entrance)
14:35 Warrington Bank Quay railway station
16:30 leave Daresbury
back to Lancaster University by 19:00