Main and Sub Classifications

Main Classification 01: Circular and Linear Colliders

 

Coordinators:  Qing Qin, IHEP; Wolfram Fischer, BNL

 

Description: Classification 1 is devoted to accelerators (synchrotrons, linacs, ERLs, etc.) providing colliding beams (hadrons and/or leptons) for particle physics experiments. It includes facilities colliding beams from different types of accelerators, such as linac-ring colliders. Among the subjects for this classification are operating experience and performance limitations, upgrade plans, accelerator physics and technology issues specific to colliders and the design and R&D for future projects.

 

Sub-classifications associated with MC01:

  • A01 Hadron Colliders
  • A02 Lepton Colliders
  • A03 Linear Colliders
  • A08 Linear Accelerators
  • A09 Muon Accelerators and Neutrino Factories
  • A10 Damping Rings
  • A12 Fixed-Field Alternating Gradient Accelerators
  • A16 Advanced Concepts
  • A17 High Intensity Accelerators
  • A18 Energy Recovery Linacs 
  • A19 Electron-Hadron Colliders
  • A24 Accelerators and Storage Rings, Other
  • T12 Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport
  • T19 Collimation


Main Classification 02: Photon Sources and Electron Accelerators

Coordinators: Hitoshi Tanaka, SP-8; Marion White, ANL

 

Description: Classification 2 covers photon sources (synchrotron light sources, ERLs, FELs, laser systems, other free-electron sources such as THz sources, Compton sources, etc.) and electron accelerators (linear, circular, recirculating, etc.). It includes insertion devices such as planar and helical field undulators. Associated accelerator systems, such as injectors, booster synchrotrons, photon beam lines and photon beam line components can also be proposed for this session. Papers presented can be project descriptions or cover individual aspects of photon sources and electron accelerators. Both theoretical and experimental results are solicited.

 

Sub-classifications associated with MC02:

  • A04 Circular Accelerators
  • A05 Synchrotron Radiation Facilities
  • A06 Free Electron Lasers
  • A07 Electrostatic Accelerators
  • A08 Linear Accelerators
  • A18 Energy Recovery Linacs
  • A23 Other Linac-Based Photon Sources
  • A24 Accelerators and Storage Rings, Other
  • T02 Electron Sources
  • T12 Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport
  • T15 Undulators and Wigglers
  • T25 Lasers
  • T26 Photon Beam Lines and Components

 

Main Classification 03: Novel Particle Sources and Acceleration Techniques

 Coordinators: Hongwei Zhao, IMP; Vladimir Shiltsev, FNAL

 

Description:  Classification 3 is devoted to (i) novel sources of particles, including electrons, protons, neutrons, ions, muons, secondary particles and antiparticles, and (ii) new concepts of acceleration techniques which may overcome the present limitations or which give access to novel beam characteristics (e.g. plasma accelerators, ultra-high gradient vacuum accelerators). Novel here refers to technologies or parameters that are not yet widely used in operation.

 

Sub-classifications associated with MC03:

  • A09 Muon Accelerators and Neutrino Factories
  • A12 Fixed-Field Alternating Gradients Accelerators
  • A15 New Acceleration Techniques (including DLA and THz)
  • A16 Advanced Concepts (e.g. Compact Colliders, FELs, ...)
  • A17 High Intensity Accelerators
  • A20 Radioactive Ions
  • A21 Secondary Beams
  • A22 Plasma Wakefield Acceleration
  • T01 Proton and Ion Sources
  • T02 Electron Sources
  • T28 Neutron Sources

 

 

Main Classification 04: Hadron Accelerators

Coordinators: Tadashi Koseki, KEK; Yoshishige Yamazaki, MSU

 

Description: Classification 4 is devoted to designing, developing, upgrading, constructing and commissioning low-, medium- and high-energy hadron accelerators, excluding hadron colliders. The session includes ion sources, electrostatic accelerators, proton and ion linear accelerators, proton and ion synchrotrons, radioactive beam facilities, antiproton accumulators and collectors, ion accumulator and storage rings, cyclotrons, synchrocyclotrons, fixed-field alternating gradient accelerators and any other similar machines. Both low-and high-intensity machines are covered, as are all relevant aspects of high-intensity fixed-target accelerators such as proton drivers for spallation neutron sources, neutrino factories, etc.

 

Sub-classifications associated with MC04:

  • A04 Circular Accelerators
  • A07 Electrostatic Accelerators
  • A08 Linear Accelerators
  • A09 Muon Accelerators and Neutrino Factories
  • A11 Beam Cooling
  • A12 Fixed-Field Alternating Gradient Accelerators
  • A13 Cyclotrons
  • A14 Neutron Spallation Facilities
  • A16 Advanced Concepts
  • A17 High Intensity Accelerators
  • A20 Radioactive Ions
  • A21 Secondary Beams
  • A24 Accelerators and Storage Rings, Other
  • T01 Proton and Ion Sources
  • T12 Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport
  • T19 Collimation
  • T20 Targetry
  • T28 Neutron Sources
  • T32 Ion Beam Stripping

 

Main Classification 05: Beam Dynamics and EM Fields

Coordinators: Frank Zimmermann, CERN; Liu Lin, LNLS

 

Description: Classification 5 includes reviews and progress reports on general aspects of electro-magnetic interaction of charged particle beams in accelerators and storage rings. It covers linear and non-linear beam optics, modeling of externally applied or beam-generated electro-magnetic fields, as well as theory, observations and simulations of single-particle dynamics and collective effects, both coherent and incoherent. The emphasis is on deepening the understanding of fundamental processes or limitations governing beam dynamics and uncovering possible new mechanisms relevant to accelerator design and performance, independent of technological or project-specific aspects.

 

Sub-classifications associated with MC05:

  • D01 Beam Optics – Lattices, Correction Schemes, Transport
  • D02 Non-linear Single Particle Dynamics – Resonances, Tracking, Higher Order, Dynamic Aperture,
    Momentum Acceptance, and Code Developments
  • D03 Calculations of EM Fields – Theory and Code Developments
  • D04 Beam Coupling Impedance – Theory, Simulations, Measurements, Code Developments
  • D05 Coherent and Incoherent Instabilities – Theory, Simulations, Code Developments
  • D06 Coherent and Incoherent Instabilities – Measurements and Countermeasures
  • D07 High Intensity Circular Machines Space Charge, Halos
  • D08 High Intensity in Linear Accelerators – Space Charge, Halos
  • D09 Emittance Manipulation, Bunch Compression and Cooling
  • D10 Beam - Beam Effects – Theory, Simulations, Measurements, Code Developments
  • D11 Code Developments and Simulation Techniques
  • D12 Electron Cloud and Trapped Ion Effects

 


Main Classification 06: Beam Instrumentation, Controls, Feedback and Operational Aspects

Coordinators:  Philip Bambade, LAL; John Byrd, LBNL

 

Description: Classification 6 is devoted to measurement and control of the beam properties in particle accelerators including beam diagnostics and instrumentation, beam feedback systems, low-level RF controls, timing and synchronization schemes and laser-based instrumentation. Included also are contributions on accelerator control systems, online modeling and applications control software, as well as operational aspects of modern accelerators such as alignment and surveying methods, machine and personnel protection systems, radiation protection and monitoring and issues pertaining to reliability and operability.

 

Sub-classifications associated with MC06:

  • T03 Beam Diagnostics and Instrumentation
  • T04 Accelerator/Storage Ring Control Systems
  • T05 Beam Feedback Systems
  • T17 Alignment and Survey
  • T18 Radiation Monitoring and Safety
  • T22 Reliability, Operability
  • T23 Machine Protection
  • T24 Timing and Synchronization
  • T25 Lasers
  • T26 Photon Beam Lines and Components
  • T27 Low Level RF
  • T33 Online Modeling and Software Tools

 

 

Main Classification 07: Accelerator Technology

Coordinators: Giovani Bisoffi, INFN; John Erickson, LANL

 

Description: Classification 7 is devoted to contributions to the design, construction, testing and performance of accelerator components or subsystems, with emphasis on technological aspects and methods.  It includes radio-frequency cavities and systems, magnets, vacuum, cryogenics, power supplies, collimation and targetry, timing, lasers, and other accelerator components and subsystems. Contributions with emphasis on achieving beam performance specific to an accelerator type or design should generally be classified elsewhere.

 

Sub-classifications associated with MC07:

  • T06 Room Temperature RF
  • T07 Superconducting RF
  • T08 RF Power Sources
  • T09 Room Temperature Magnets
  • T10 Superconducting Magnets
  • T11 Power Supplies
  • T13 Cryogenics
  • T14 Vacuum Technology
  • T16 Pulsed Power Technology
  • T19 Collimation
  • T20 Targetry
  • T21 Infrastructures
  • T24 Timing and Synchronization
  • T25 Lasers
  • T31 Subsystems, Technology and Components, Other

 

 

Main Classification 08: Applications of Accelerators, Technology Transfer and Industrial Relations

Coordinators:  Mike Seidel, PSI; Todd Satogata, Jlab

 

Description: Classification 8 includes contributions with emphasis on the broad applications of accelerators, the development of accelerator technologies for specific applications, aspects of technology transfer and laboratory-industry relationships.

 

Sub-classifications associated with MC08:

  • U01 Medical Applications
  • U02 Materials Analysis and Modification
  • U03 Transmutation and Energy Production
  • U04 Security
  • U05 Other Applications
  • U06 Technology Transfer and Lab-Industry Relations
  • U07 Industrial Applications

 

Main Classification 09: Engagement with Industry, Knowledge Exchange and Industrial Relations

Coordinator: Shane Koscielniak, TRIUMF

 

Scope of Knowledge Exchange:  Contributions should seek to improve Knowledge Exchange (KE) methods and strategies between the research community and industry, and the methodology for the creation of KE business opportunities by industry. Covered topics include relevant issues for successful  KE, structures needed to promote KE, incubator opportunities for start-up companies, and intellectual property and patenting issues.

 

The Session on Engagement with Industry is intended to address both sides of the relationship in order to improve  knowledge exchange, contractual performance and the  achievement of goals through the creation of mutual understanding, evolution of contractual mechanics, performance of joint research and development, and development of measures to optimize contract goals.

 

Sub-classifications associated with the Session on Engagement with MC09 are:

  • T29 Knowledge Exchange
  • T30 Industrial Collaboration