University of California, Los Angeles

The Plasma-Accelerator Group at UCLA continues to have a very strong program on the many possible roles that plasmas might play in future high-energy accelerators. These include:

1) ultra-high gradient plasma accelerating structures plasmas for focusing/deflecting ultra-relativistic particle beams

2) novel radiation sources based on beam-plasma techniques

3) novel techniques for generating positrons using plasmas

 The research program comprises of experiments, theory and supporting computer simulations.