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

Objectif

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.

Champ scientifique

  • /sciences naturelles/sciences physiques/physique théorique/particules/accélérateur de particules
  • /sciences naturelles/sciences physiques/physique théorique
  • /sciences sociales/économie et affaires
  • /sciences naturelles/sciences physiques/optique/physique des lasers

Appel à propositions

H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1
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Régime de financement

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinateur

STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Adresse
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Allemagne
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contribution de l’UE
€ 454 000

Participants (15)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 197 000
Adresse
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 197 000
Adresse
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 526 800
Adresse
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 221 000
Adresse
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Portugal
Contribution de l’UE
€ 197 000
Adresse
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 24 000
Adresse
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL SOCIETE CIVILE
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 131 700
Adresse
L Orme Des Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 12 000
Adresse
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 185 000
Adresse
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 185 000
Adresse
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 263 400
Adresse
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 12 000
Adresse
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 197 000
Adresse
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 185 000
Adresse
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 12 000
Adresse
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments