CLIC

The miniature accelerator: dream or reality?

To look into the atomic and subatomic structure of materials and cells, future industry will need ever-smaller accelerators.

Issue 41
26 September, 2022

Optimising CLIC for reducing the electricity consumption at machine and laboratory level

Optimised system designs for power efficiency, high efficiency klystrons, permanent magnets, renewable power… The linear collider projects are working to address power efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of the facilities.

Issue 41
19 September, 2022

Permanent magnets, a new design paradigm for ultra-low emittance rings

In order to reduce the beam emittance by a large factor, the CLIC Collaboration has developed an innovative dipole magnet prototype and built a permanent magnet demonstrator

Issue 40
23 June, 2022

CompactLight completes the Conceptual Design Report for an advanced and compact hard X-ray facility

The EU-funded project held the promise of designing more compact and cost-effective linac-based photon sources.

Issue 39
04 March, 2022

Unravelling the mysteries of vacuum arcs – 9th MeVArc held successfully

In Spring 2021, the 9th workshop dedicated to vacuum arcs MeVArc took place online – it aims at better understanding how electric discharges occur in vacuum.

Issue 37
29 July, 2021

Xcitement down under: Australia gets first X-band facility

Half of a CERN high-gradient test facility embarks on a new life at the University of Melbourne

Issue 36
15 January, 2021

Report on the Nanobeam Technologies workshop

Last February, the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) team working on technical developments organised a workshop on all the different technologies developed for producing, handling, and preserving nanobeams and ultra-short bunches.

Issue 36
08 April, 2021

Accelerator sensitivity to ultra-low stray magnetic fields

Stray magnetic fields are a serious consideration in the design CLIC. Measurements to characterise stray magnetic fields at CERN are presented and a mitigation technique for CLIC is discussed.

Issue 34
20 October, 2020

The efficiency frontiers for high RF power L-band Multi-Beam Klystrons

Exploring novel technologies for major savings in the energy consumption and cost of future accelerators.

Issue 33
21 July, 2020

First experimental results from the CLEAR facility at CERN

Flexibility and versatility, together with a dynamic and experienced team of researchers, are key ingredients for the success of the new CLEAR facility, exploring novel accelerator concepts at CERN.

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