The network is divided in three tasks. Three coordinators (W.Scandale, A.Variola, F.Zimmermann) are the responsible for the management task that coordinates the whole Accnet activities. The other two tasks take into account the development of new proposal and design to optimize the LHC performances (Eurolumi) and the development and synergies in RadioFrequency technology projects.
Task 1. AccNet Coordination and communication
The activities of this task are to oversee and coordinate the EuroLumi and RFTECH networks between them and with all other relevant Work Packages in EuCARD, to ensure the consistency of the WP work according to the project plan and allocate and control network budgets. The coordination duties also include the organization of AccNet internal steering meetings, the setting up of proper reviewing, the reporting to the project management, the contribution to the Annual Meetings and the distribution of the information within AccNet as well as to the other work-packages running in parallel. The task also covers the organization of and/or support to activity workshops or specialized working sessions, implying the attendance of invited participants from inside and outside the consortium.
Task 2. EuroLumi
EuroLumi is the European forum for discussing performance limitations of high-intensity high-brightness accelerators, with emphasis on hadron facilities. It will help analyze and optimize the proposed upgrades of these facilities, and will also explore advanced future schemes such as proton driven plasma acceleration and medical applications of accelerators.
In particular, EuroLumi will coordinate and integrate the activities of the accelerator and particle physics communities towards realizing the full potential of the LHC, by means of LHC luminosity upgrades and new or enhanced LHC injectors. Several scenarios for increasing the LHC performance by at least an order of magnitude were developed in the FP6 CARE-HHH network. They all combine an upgrade of the two high-luminosity interaction regions (IRs), with modified beam parameters, and with an enhanced higher-brightness injector complex. EuroLumi will create strong synergies by also supporting the SLS upgrade and the FAIR project at GSI, another major hadron facility in Europe.
Taking into account the results of CARE-HHH and interfacing with the US-LARP programme, the EuroLumi network will be the European forum for discussing performance limitations of high-intensity high-brightness hadron accelerators, and for analyzing and optimizing the proposed upgrade paths of these facilities. EuroLumi will bring together experts in beam dynamics with specialists of magnets and collimation to arrive at optimum upgrade solutions with minimum risk. EuroLumi will also help guiding the FP7 CNI for the LHC interaction region upgrade. Calculations performed within EuroLumi can be benchmarked via beam experiments at the operating LHC, as well as at PS, SPS, RHIC, Tevatron , or DAFNE. EuroLumi will integrate the efforts of the large laboratories, smaller institutes and universities, and it will form and maintain a community capable of advancing the technical realization & scientific exploitation of the European hadron facilities.
The following institutes have expressed interest in the EuroLumi activities: BINP (RU), BNL (USA), Bologna U (IT), CERN (International Organization), CI (UK), CINVESTAV (Mexico), CNRS-LAL (FR), CNRS-LPSC (FRS), CSIC-IFIC (ES), DESY (DE) , FNAL (USA), GSI (DE), IHEP (RU), INFN–LNF (IT), INFN-NA (IT), JINR (RU), KEK (JP), RCC KI (RU), LBNL (USA), MPP (DE), RHUL (UK), Sannio University (IT), SLAC (USA), STFC (UK), TEMF (DE), Texas A&M (USA), TU Berlin (DE), UJF (FR), UOM (M), UPSA (SE).
Task 3. RFTECH: Exploitation of synergy on developments of high and low power RF systems for new accelerator projects
RFTECH will coordinate and integrate the European development of radiofrequency (RF) technology for future particle accelerators and associated research infrastructures, in a worldwide context. RFTECH encompasses all aspects of RF technology, e.g. klystron development, RF power distribution system, cavity design, and low-level RF system, for linear accelerators and storage rings, including transversely deflecting (crab) cavities and financial aspects such as costing tools.
The following institutes have expressed interest in the RFTECH activities: BNL (USA), CEA-DSM (FR), CERN (International Organization), CI (UK), CNRS-LPNHEP (FR), CNRS-LPSC (FR), DESY (DE) , FNAL (USA), GSI (DE), INFN –LNF (IT), JLAB (USA), KEK (JP), LBNL (USA), IFJ PAN (PO), SLAC (USA), STFC (UK), TEMF (DE), THALES (FR), TSDA (DE), TU Berlin (DE), TUL (PO), UJF (FR), UOM (M), UPSA (SE), UROS (DE), WUT (PO).
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