Emittance and current of electrons trapped in a plasma wakefield accelerator

N. Kirby, I. Blumenfeld, C. E. Clayton, F. J. Decker, M. J. Hogan, C. Huang, R. Ischebeck, R. H. Iverson, C. Joshi, T. Katsouleas, W. Lu, K. A. Marsh, S. Martins, W. B. Mori, P. Muggli, E. Oz, R. H. Siemann, D. R. Walz, M. Zhou

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In recent experiments plasma electrons became trapped in a plasma wakefield accelerator (PWFA). The transverse size of these trapped electrons on a downstream diagnostic yields an upper limit measurement of transverse normalized emittance divided by peak current, εNXI The lowest upper limit for εNXI measured in the experiment is 1.3 10-10m/A.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-596
Number of pages6
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop - Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 27 2008Aug 2 2008


  • Electron
  • Plasma wakefield accelerator
  • Trapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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