Proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration in AWAKE

Gschwendtner, E. and Turner, M. and Adli, E. and Ahuja, A. and Apsimon, O. and Apsimon, R. and Bachmann, A.-M. and Batsch, F. and Bracco, C. and Braunmüller, F. and Burger, S. and Burt, G. and Buttenschön, B. and Caldwell, A. and Chappell, J. and Chevallay, E. and Chung, M. and Cooke, D. and Damerau, H. and Deubner, L.H. and Dexter, A. and Doebert, S. and Farmer, J. and Fedosseev, V.N. and Fiorito, R. and Fonseca1, R.A. and Friebel, F. and Garolfi, L. and Gessner, S. and Goddard, B. and Gorgisyan, I. and Gorn, A.A. and Granados, E. and Grulke, O. and Hartin, A. and Helm, A. and Henderson, J.R. and Hüther, M. and Ibison, M. and Jolly, S. and Keeble, F. and Kelisani, M.D. and Kim, S.-Y. and Kraus, F. and Li, Y. and Liu, S. and Mazzoni, S. and Sherwood, P. and Williamson, B. and Woolley, B. (2019) Proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration in AWAKE. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 377 (2151). ISSN 1364-503X

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In this article, we briefly summarize the experiments performed during the first run of the Advanced Wakefield Experiment, AWAKE, at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). The final goal of AWAKE Run 1 (2013-2018) was to demonstrate that 10-20 MeV electrons can be accelerated to GeV energies in a plasma wakefield driven by a highly relativistic self-modulated proton bunch. We describe the experiment, outline the measurement concept and present first results. Last, we outline our plans for the future. This article is part of the Theo Murphy meeting issue 'Directions in particle beam-driven plasma wakefield acceleration'.

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