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Proposal for a Horizon 2020 Design Study on the “European Plasma Research Accelerator with eXcellence In Applications“ (EuPRAXIA)

Objective

EuPRAXIA will produce a conceptual design report for the worldwide first 5 GeV plasma-based accelerator with industrial beam quality and user areas. EuPRAXIA is the required intermediate step between proof-of-principle experiments and ground-breaking, ultra-compact accelerators for science, industry, medicine or the energy frontier (“plasma linear collider”). The study will design accelerator technology, laser systems and feedbacks for improving the quality of plasma-accelerated beams. Two user areas will be developed for a novel Free Electron Laser and High Energy Physics detector science. An implementation model will be proposed, including a comparative study of possible sites in Europe, a cost estimate and a model for distributed construction and installation at one central site. EuPRAXIA will be a new large research infrastructure with an estimated footprint of about 250 m. If the design study is approved, then it will lay the foundation for a possible decision on construction in 2020.

A consortium of 16 laboratories and universities from 5 EU member states has formed for preparing this proposal. 18 associated partners from 8 countries have joined with in-kind commitments (linking 3 additional EU member states). The scientists represent expertise from accelerator operation for photon science and HEP, design and construction of leading accelerators like LHC and Soleil, advanced acceleration test facilities like SPARC and frontier laser projects like CLF, CILEX-APOLLON and ELI. A project with 14 work packages has been defined, 8 of them with funding requested from EU. The proposal has been discussed in the European Steering Group for Accelerator R&D (ESGARD). A statement of strong support has been received. The EuPRAXIA technology is closely linked to EU industry. The director of the THALES Laser Business Unit and the CEO of Amplitude Technologies have sent letters of strong support for the EuPRAXIA proposal.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Net EU contribution
€ 454 000,00
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Germany

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Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 454 000,00

Participants (15)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 197 000,00
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 197 000,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 197 000,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 197 000,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 526 800,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 526 800,00
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 221 000,00
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 221 000,00
ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 197 000,00
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 197 000,00
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 24 000,00
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon

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South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 24 000,00
SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL SOCIETE CIVILE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 131 700,00
Address
L Orme Des Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 131 700,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 12 000,00
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 12 000,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 185 000,00
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool

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North West (England) Merseyside Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 185 000,00
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 185 000,00
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 185 000,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 263 400,00
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 263 400,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 12 000,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 12 000,00
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 197 000,00
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

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Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 197 000,00
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 185 000,00
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 185 000,00
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 12 000,00
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 12 000,00