Emittance growth from multiple coulomb scattering in a plasma wakefield accelerator

N. Kirby, M. Berry, I. Blumenfeld, M. J. Hogan, R. Ischebeck, R. Siemann

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Emittance growth is an important issue for plasma wakefield accelerators (PWFAs). Multiple Coulomb scattering (MCS) is one factor that contributes to this growth. Here, the MCS emittance growth of an electron beam traveling through a PWFA in the blow out regime is calculated. The calculation uses well established formulas for angular scatter in a neutral vapor and then extends the range of Coulomb interaction to include the effects of traveling through an ion column. Emittance growth is negligible for low Z materials; however, becomes important for high Z materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC07
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC07 - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2007Jun 29 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference


OtherIEEE Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC07
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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