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Argonne Wakefield Accelerator Facility

High-Gradient and High Efficiency-Acceleration

A comprehensive program to develop the next generation of high-gradient and high-efficiency acceleration is being carried out at the AWA facility.

Applications for this technology includes future HEP and other advanced accelerator such as radiation generation. The method developed at the AWA, electron beam driven wakefield acceleration, takes places in both structures and plasmas. The accelerator development moves from the conceptual stage, through design and fabrication, and all the way to demonstration at high power. The AWA program develops both dielectric and metallic accelerating structures, high power radiation generation, and high-gradient acceleration.