Status and plans of the Compact Linear Collider Study
February 06, 2017
April 19, 2017
The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) project is exploring the possibility of constructing a multi-
TeV linear electron-positron collider for high-energy frontier physics studies beyond the LHC era.
The CLIC concept is based on high-gradient normal-conducting accelerating structures. The RF
power for the acceleration of the colliding beams is produced by a two-beam acceleration scheme,
where power is extracted from a high current drive beam that runs parallel with the main linac.
The key ongoing studies involve accelerator parameter optimisation, technical studies and
component development, alignment and stability, and include a number of system performance
studies in test-facilities around the world. The CLIC physics potential and main detector issues,
as well as possible implementation staging, are being studied in parallel. A summary of the
progress and status of the corresponding studies will be given, as well as an outline of the
preparation and work towards developing a CLIC implementation plan by 2018/19.
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