About Us

The terahertz (THz) acceleration group at the Cockcroft Institute is investigating novel concepts for particle acceleration by combining picosecond THz sources with dielectric and metallic structures. Cornerstones of the group's research programme are the CLARA electron accelerator test facility, ultrafast femtosecond laser systems, and a 100 keV electron gun. These facilities are being used at Daresbury Laboratory for proof-of-principle experiments.

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The group is comprised of physicists and engineers from Lancaster University, the University of Manchester, and STFC's Accelerator Science and Technology Centre.

2022

2019

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2016

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The group leads

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Prof. Robert Appleby

Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester

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Prof. Graeme Burt

Dept. of Engineering, Lancaster University

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Dr. Darren Graham

Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester

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Prof. Steve Jamison

Dept. of Physics, Lancaster University

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Dr. Edward Snedden

Accelerator Science and Technology Centre, Daresbury Laboratory