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Volume 352 - XXVII International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects (DIS2019) - Working Group 7: Future of DIS
A compact electron injector for the EIC based on plasma wakefields driven by the RHIC-EIC proton beam
J. Chappell,* A.C. Caldwell, M. Wing
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2019 June 28
Published on: 2019 October 04
Initial simulations investigating using the RHIC-EIC proton beam as the drive beam in a plasma wakefield acceleration experiment are presented. The proton beam enters the plasma and undergoes self-modulation, forming a series of microbunches. These microbunches resonantly drive electron density perturbations within the plasma, exciting a longitudinal electric field with accelerating gradients in excess of $\mathrm{GVm^{-1}}$. Injecting electrons into the resulting wakefield offers an efficient method for accelerating electron bunches for use in the proposed EIC collider.
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