Argonne Theory Institute on Production of Bright Electron Beams
September 22-26, 2003
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
Argonne National Laboratory recently initiated a new research program called "Theory Institute." As a part of this program, a beam physics theory week on "Production of Bright Electron Beams" will be held to review the current methods of generating high-brightness electron beams, determine what the fundamental limits are, study possible ways to improve them.
Extensive discussion of issues including, but not limited to, the following:
- How should we quantify qualities of a beam?
- What are the physical processes limiting the beam qualities in rf photocathode guns or other electron beam sources?
- Is it possible to produce electron beams with ten times smaller transverse emittance than the target value specified for the LCLS project (that is, 0.1 mm-mrad (normalized rms), keeping the other parameters (charge, pulse length, energy spread) the same?
- Is it possible to condition electron beams having the same FEL performance as 0.1 mm-mrad beams?
What steps are necessary to achieve the above goal?
Questions? Contact Kwang-Je Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
last updated 10/13/06 jaje