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Periodically bent crystals for crystalline undulators

Objective

The PEARL project aims at advancing the technologies for manufacturing of high quality Periodically Bent Crystals (PBCr). The PBCr developed in the course of this project will be utilised for the construction of novel light sources of high-energy (hν≥102 keV up to GeV range) monochromatic electromagnetic radiation by means of a Crystalline Undulator (CU) [1]. The technological and experimental part of this project will be accompanied by the complimentary advanced theoretical research utilising modern theoretical, computational and modelling methods accomplished with high performance computing techniques. A broad interdisciplinary, international collaboration has been created in the frame of FP7 PIRSES-CUTE project, which was focused on initial experimental tests of the CU idea and the related theory, for review see [1]. This project has been successfully completed in March 2015 and left the matter experimentally validated to a degree that is tantalising, requiring further experimentation. In particular CUTE elucidated the demand on manufacturing PBCrs of an exceptional lattice quality, their experimental characterisation and exposure against the high quality beams of ultra-relativistic electrons and positrons for the observation of the strong coherent effects in the photon emission process. PEARL will focus on solving the whole complex of the important technological, experimental and theoretical problems aiming to achieve the major breakthrough in this important research area. The PEARL international collaboration is extended with respect to CUTE and involves the new partners with the essential, necessary, complementary expertise and experimental facilities. The PEARL research programme is highly collaborative and requiring numerous exchange visits between the involved laboratories, joint workshops and conferences. Therefore, RISE type of project is the most suitable for strengthening of this very essential, ongoing, international collaborative research.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/crystals

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

MBN RESEARCH CENTER GGMBH
Address
Am Hohenstrauch 18A
61479 Glashuetten
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 297 000

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 49 500
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (3)

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
South Africa
Address
Kingsway Road Auckland Park
2006 Johannesburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PETER THE GREAT SAINT PETERSBURG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
Russia
Address
Polytekhnicheskaya St 29
195251 Saint Petersburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT JADERNYH PROBLEM BELORUSSKOGO GOSUDARSTVENNOGO UNIVERSITETA
Belarus
Address
Bobruiskaya Str. Bdg 11
220030 Minsk
Activity type
Research Organisations