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Emerging technologies for crystal-based gamma-ray light sources

Objective

TECHNO-CLS project at the breakthrough in technologies needed for designing and practical realisation of novel gamma-ray Light Sources (LS) operating at photon energies from ~100 keV up to GeV range that can be constructed through exposure of oriented crystals (linear, bent and periodically bent) to the beams of ultrarelativistic charged particles. The TECHNO-CLS high-risk/high-gain science-towards-technology breakthrough research programme will address the physics of the processes accompanying the oriented crystal exposure to irradiation by the high-energy electron and positron beams at the atomistic level of detail needed for the realisation of the TECHNO-CLS goals. A broad interdisciplinary, international collaboration has been created previously in the frame of FP7 and H2020 projects, which performed initial experimental tests to demonstrate the crystalline undulator (CU) idea, production and characterisation of periodically bent crystals and the related theory. TECHNO-CLS aims to build the high-risk/high-gain science-towards-technology breakthrough research programme on these successful studies aiming at a practical realisation of the novel gamma-ray LSs such as CUs, crystalline synchrotron radiation emitters, and many others. Additionally, by means of a pre-bunched beam a CU LS has a potential to generate coherent superrradiant radiation with wavelengths orders of magnitudes less than 1 Angstrom, i.e. within the range that cannot be reached in existing LSs based on magnetic undulators. Such LSs will have many applications in the basic sciences including nuclear and solid-state physics and the life sciences. Theoretical, computational, experimental and technological results obtained in the course of this project will pave a way for key technological developments of the LSs and their wide exploitation. The TECHNO-CLS international collaboration possesses all the necessary expertise to conduct successfully the outlined programme.

Coordinator

MBN RESEARCH CENTER GGMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 728 250,00
Address
Am Steinchen 3c
61479 Glashuetten
Germany

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Region
Darmstadt Hochtaunuskreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 350 000,00
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 350 000,00
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Ferrara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
Net EU contribution
€ 290 500,00
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ELLINIKO MESOGEIAKO PANEPISTIMIO
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 321 250,00
Address
Estavromenos
71004 Heraklion

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Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 379 750,00
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 223 437,50
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00