Proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration in AWAKE

CERN, Switzerland

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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- 20MeV 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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number0418
Pages (from-to)20180418
Number of pages9
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number2151
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2019


  • Plasma wakefield acceleration
  • Seeded self modulation
  • BEAM
  • seeded self modulation
  • plasma wakefield acceleration


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