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Reference Number EP/N028694/1
Title Lab in a bubble
Status Completed
Energy Categories NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fusion) 40%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 60%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 75%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Applied Mathematics) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor DA Jaroszynski
No email address given
Physics
University of Strathclyde
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2016
End Date 31 March 2021
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £4,494,682
Industrial Sectors Energy; Healthcare; Manufacturing
Region Scotland
Programme NC : Physical Sciences
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor DA Jaroszynski , Physics, University of Strathclyde (99.989%)
  Other Investigator Dr P McKenna , Physics, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor B Hidding , Physics, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor Z Sheng , Physics, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor RA Cairns , Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews (0.001%)
Dr DA Burton , Physics, Lancaster University (0.001%)
Professor RW Tucker , Physics, Lancaster University (0.001%)
Dr J Gratus , Physics, Lancaster University (0.001%)
Dr S Pimlott , College of Medical, Veterinary &Life Sci, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Professor D Ireland , School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Professor V O'Shea , School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Dr M Boyd , Inst for Biomedical Science, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Edinburgh (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Southampton (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal (0.000%)
Project Contact , STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tsinghua University (THU). Beijing (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Texas at Austin, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cockcroft Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , ELI-HU Nonprofit Kft, Hungary (0.000%)
Project Contact , ELI-NP | Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics, Romania (0.000%)
Project Contact , SINAPSE (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Salamanca, Spain (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract The lab in a bubble project is a timely investigation of the interaction of charged particles with radiation inside and in the vicinity of relativistic plasma bubbles created by intense ultra-short laser pulses propagating in plasma. It builds on recent studies carried out by the ALPHA-X team of coherent X-ray radiation from the laser-plasma wakefield accelerator and high field effects where radiation reaction becomes important. The experimental programme will be carried out using high power lasers and investigate new areas of physics where single-particle and collective radiation reaction and quantum effects become important, and where non-linear coupling and instabilities between beams, laser, plasma and induced fields develop, which result in radiation and particle beams with unique properties. Laser-plasma interactions are central to all problems studied and understanding their complex and often highly non-linear interactions gives a way of controlling the bubble and beams therein. To investigate the rich range of physical processes, advanced theoretical and experimental methods will be applied and advantage will be taken of know-how and techniques developed by the teams. New analytical and numerical methods will be developed to enable planning and interpreting results from experiments. Advanced experimental methods and diagnostics will be developed to probe the bubble and characterise the beams and radiation. An important objective will be to apply the radiation and beams in selected proof-of-concept applications to the benefit of society. The project is involves a large group of Collaborators and Partners, who will contribute to both theoretical and experimental work. The diverse programme is managed through a synergistic approach where there is strong linkage between work-packages, and both theoretical and experiential methodologies are applied bilaterally: experiments are informed by theory at planning and data interpretation stages, and theory is steered by the outcome of experimental studies, which results in a virtuous circle that advances understanding of the physics inside and outside the lab in a bubble. We also expect to make major advances in high field physics and the development of a new generation of compact coherent X-ray sources
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