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High Energy Physics

Argonne Wakefield Accelerator Facility

The Argonne Wakefield Accelerator (AWA) is a premier electron accelerator with the world’s highest bunch charge to carry out fundamental accelerator research with an emphasis on wakefield acceleration.

The mission of the AWA R&D program is to develop the science and technology of electron beam-driven wakefield acceleration to enable performance breakthroughs for future linear colliders and other advanced accelerators applications. It aspires to create an environment and run a facility that fosters a world leading accelerator science program and develop the technologies for future accelerators while enabling a broad user research program and enabling the cost-effective construction of a new high-energy e+e- collider. 

Argonne Wakefield Accelerator Virtual Tour


With an unwavering focus on our mission, our researchers take an interdisciplinary approach to research, advancing their fields of study and generating new knowledge for the benefit of future generations.