published by the panel every April, August and December.
Editor in chief: W. Chou
Fermilab, 14-16 November 2012.
7.2 MB, 155 pages.
Jiuqing Wang (IHEP, China)
The theme is "ERL and the Beam Dynamics Challenges." 2015 marks the
50th anniversary of the first ERL paper published in 1965. The author of the
original paper, Maury Tigner wrote an overview of past, present and future
of the ERL principle as the leading article. It is followed by eight articles
discussing in detail the beam physics issues and applications in several
laboratories around the world.
5.3 MB, 110 pages.
Yoshihiro Funakoshi (KEK, Japan).
The theme is “Future e+e- Ring Colliders." Yoshihiro collected 8 well-written articles, which cover four circular e+e- colliders: DAФNE, SuperKEKB, CEPC and FCC-ee. The selection of this theme is timely as there is a world-wide renewed interest in future circular colliders. Another issue dedicated to future circular hadron colliders (FCC-pp and SPPC) will appear in April 2017. In this issue there is also an ICFA mini-workshop report (High Field Magnets for pp Colliders).
edited by Rainer Wanzenberg (DESY, Germany). 5.3 MB, 91 pages.
The theme is “Radiation Damage of Accelerator Components – Detection, Measurements and Simulations.” This newsletter gives a comprehensive review of this important field in beam dynamics.
In this issue there are also a workshop report (Advanced Optics Control: AOC2015), one doctoral thesis abstract (Amalendu Sharma, RRCAT, India) and eight school and workshop announcements (9th International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders, ICFA mini-workshop on high-field superconducting magnets for pp colliders, 37th FEL conference, HIAT2015, IBIC2015, SRF2015, COOL2015 and ICAP2015).
edited by Yuhong Zhang (JLab, USA). 4.1 MB, 156 pages.
The theme is “Beam Cooling and Related Topics (Part II),” a continuation of Part I published in No. 64. Yuhong collected another 13 well-written articles on this theme. Together with the 12 articles in Part I, the 25 articles are a complete collection of literatures in beam cooling and give a comprehensive review of this important field in beam dynamics.
There is also a workshop report (Superconducting Undulators) and four workshop announcements (Space Charge 2015, ERL 2015, Advanced Optics Control, and ICFA Mini-Workshop on Beam Commissioning for High Intensity Accelerators).
Fall 2014, edited by Yuhong Zhang (JLab, USA). 7.9 MB, 164 pages.
The theme is “Beam Cooling and Related Topics.” Also in this issue there an
activity report (ASTA at Frmilab), a workshop report (Wakefield and
Impedance), two recent PhD thesis abstracts (José Luis Abelleira Fernández,
and César Octavio Dominguez Sanchez de la Blanca, both from École
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), and three workshop announcements (Low
Emittance Rings, COOL’15, Beam Commissioning for High-Intensity
The theme is “Beam Cooling and Related Topics.” Also in this issue there an activity report (ASTA at Frmilab), a workshop report (Wakefield and Impedance), two recent PhD thesis abstracts (José Luis Abelleira Fernández, and César Octavio Dominguez Sanchez de la Blanca, both from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), and three workshop announcements (Low Emittance Rings, COOL’15, Beam Commissioning for High-Intensity Accelerators).
Newsletter #63. April 2014, edited by In Soo Ko and Jang-Hui Han (PAL, South Korea), 2.8 MB 86 pages.
The theme is "Microbunching Instability." and the editors have selected 6 well-written articles from a recent workshop at Pohang. These articles give a comprehensive review of this important beam dynamics topic in the study of high brightness electron beams.
2015 has been proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL2015). Sameed Ahmed Khan, a Regular Correspondent for this newsletter, wrote a Letter to the Editor discussing the significance of IYL2015 and its relationship with particle accelerators.
There is also a workshop report (SuperKEKB Commissioning), one recent PhD thesis abstract (Moonsik Chae, PAL) and three workshop announcements (HF2014, IBIC2014, RuPAC2014).
Newsletter #62. December 2013, edited by Marica Biagini (INFN-LNF, Italy) and Yannis Papaphilippou (CERN, Switzerland, 13.5 MB and 265 pages.
The theme is "The CLIC Challenge." Marica and Yannis collected
17 well-written articles on this theme, which together give a comprehensive
overview of the Compact LInear Collider or CLIC,
a very challenging novel linear e+e- collider
that could reach a center-of-mass energy as high as 3 TeV.
Newsletter No. 61 , August 2013. edited by Toshiyuki Okugi
The theme is "Final
Focus System for Linear Colliders." Toshiyuki collected five topics on
this theme. Each topic consists of several sub-topics and each sub-topic
was authored by well-known experts in their respective field. These
articles together give a comprehensive overview of this important
accelerator field, which plays a critical role in both the ILC and CLIC.
Newsletter #60, April 2013, edited by George Neil (JLab, USA). 7.8 MB, 180 pages.
The issue theme is "FEL Oscillators," an important branch of free electron lasers, and a rapidly growing field in accelerator science and technology. 12 well-written articles present a comprehensive overview.
In this issue are also an article from the new Linear Collider Director Lyn Evans, an announcement of the 8th International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders, a comprehensive summary report from the ICFA Higgs Factory Workshop HF2012, three other workshop reports (XFELO13 Parts A and B, USR2012), the PhD thesis abstract by F. Antoniou of the National Technical U. of Athens, and ten workshop and event announcements (SLAC Summer School, 53rd ICFA ABDW ERL2013, ICALEPCS2013, COOL'13, SRF2013, SpaceCharge2013, FEL'13, SRI2013, LER2013 and PSTP2013).
Newsletter #59, December 2012, edited by John Byrd (LBNL, USA) 8.3 MB, 164 pages.
The issue theme is "Femtosecond Beams," a topic that
has emerged into the mainstream of accelerator physics over the past two
decades with the remarkable convergence of several new technologies and
ideas in ultrafast science. 11 well-written articles present a
comprehensive overview on this topic in the advanced photon source
Newsletter #58, August 2012, edited by Elias Métral (CERN, Switzerland) 13 MB, 194 pages.
The theme is "Prospect for Future Electron-Hadron
Colliders." with 15 well-written articles that give a comprehensive
overview of this important accelerator field - its present status and
future prospects, including challenges in both beam dynamics and accelerator
Newsletter #57. April 2012, edited by Yunhai Cai (SLAC, USA) 12 MB, 192 pages.
The theme of this issue is "Low Emittance Rings." These articles give a comprehensive overview of this important field - its present status and future prospects, including many challenges both in beam dynamics and accelerator technologies.
In this issue is an HEP Collider Table listing all colliders from 1984 to 2011 around the world. Also in the issue is an announcement of the 2012 International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders, a workshop report (FLS2012), and five workshop announcements (HB2012, Deflecting/Crab Cavity Applications, ICAP2012, BIW2012 and FEL2012).
Newsletter #56. December 2011, edited by W. Leemans (LBNL, USA), W. Chou (Fermilab, USA), M. Uesaka (Tokyo University, Japan), 3.4 MB, 121 pages.
This newsletter is a special joint edition by two ICFA panels - the Beam Dynamics Panel and the Advanced and Novel Accelerators Panel. The newsletter theme is a White Paper from the ICFA-ICUIL Joint Task Force (chaired by Wim Leemans) entitled "High power laser technology for accelerators."
Pier Oddone, Director of Fermilab and the incoming Chair of ICFA in this newsletter gives his view of the future of particle physics. Toshiki Tajima, Chair of ICUIL wrote an article on ICUIL and the newly formed ICFA-ICUIL collaboration. There are also one activity report (the 6th International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders), four workshop reports (ERL2011, DLA2011, FFAG2011 and COOL2011), two recent doctoral theses abstracts (Sam Tygier of Univ. of Manchester, Richard Fenning of Brunel Univ.) and four workshop announcements (FLS2012, HB2012, RuPAC2012 and BIW2012).
Newsletter #55. August 2011, edited by Mark Palmer (Cornell U., USA) 8.3 MB, 140 pages.
The theme of this issue is
"Muon Collider and Neutrino Factory."
Mark collected a number of well-written articles on this theme. These
articles give a= comprehensive overview of this rapidly developing new
accelerator field and the required challenging accelerator technologies.
Newsletter #54, April 2011, edited by Jie Gao (IHEP, China) 9.4 MB, 169 pages.
The theme of this issue is
"Linear Collider Sub-Systems." Jie
collected a number of excellent review articles on three important linear
collider sub-systems: the positron source, the damping rings and the final
focus test facility. While the first two sub-systems are focused on the
ILC, the third one (final focus) is common to both ILC and CLIC.
Newsletter #53, December 2010, edited by edited by Sergey Ivanov (IHEP, Russia) and Yuri Shatunov (BINP, Russia) 6.3 MB, 165 pages.
The theme of this issue is "Accelerator Activities in Russia." Sergey and Yuri collected 20 well-written articles in this section. Russia has a remarkable history of important inventions and innovations in the accelerator field: RFQ, electron cooling, H- injection, Siberian snakes, the gamma-gamma collider - to name just a few. These theme articles give a comprehensive review of a variety of accelerator projects and current activities in that country.
Also in this issue is a letter from Alex Chao and an article co-authored by him and Enzo Haussecker, titled "Influence of Accelerator Science on Physics Research." They carried out an extensive survey of a large body of literature from Nobel Prize winners and concluded that, from 1939 (when Ernest Lawrence received a Nobel Prize for his invention of the cyclotron) to 2009, nearly 30% of the Nobel Prizes in Physics had a direct contribution from accelerators. On the average, accelerator science contributed to a Nobel Prize in Physics every 3 years. These impressive results will have a long lasting positive effect on our community and may also influence government funding agencies when they become aware of these facts.
This issue has an article by Barry Barish on the Fifth International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders, two ICFA Advanced Beam Dynamics Workshop reports (HB2010 and Ecloud2010), a recent doctoral thesis (Simon Mathieu White from Univ. of Paris-Sud and CERN), and a workshop announcement (DIPAC2011).
Newsletter #52, August 2010, edited by Wolfram Fischer (BNL, USA), 10.2 MB, 196 pages.
The theme of this issue is "Current Beam-Beam Problems." Wolfram has collected sixteen excellent articles to give a comprehensive review of an important and challenging beam dynamics problem, namely, the beam-beam interaction. These articles investigate the beam-beam problem in conjunction with a number of other beam dynamics problems, including the electron cloud, crab crossing, collisions with crab waist, collisions with round and flat beams, nonlinear effects, long-range and head-on compensations, space charge effects, beam disruption in linear colliders, kink instabilities in electron-ion colliders, dynamic aperture and beam lifetime, etc.
This issue has an article by Barry Barish on the Fifth International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders, a report from a Joint ICFA-ICUIL Workshop entitled "Laser Applications for Future High-Energy and High-Intensity Accelerators," three recent doctoral theses abstracts (Sha Bai, Da Zhang Li and An He, all from IHEP, China) and one ICFA mini-workshop announcement (XB10).
Newsletter #51, April 2010, edited by Swapan Chattopadhyay (Cockcroft Institute, UK), 10.6 MB, 251 pages.
The theme is "Accelerator Science and Technology in the UK." Swapan collected 29 excellent articles for the theme section. These articles give a comprehensive review of a variety of accelerator projects and activities in the UK, covering a wide spectrum including particle and nuclear physics, photon science, neutron science, test facilities and accelerator systems R&D, advanced accelerator R&D and new initiatives, applications to energy, health and security, and industrial engagement.
This issue has a report on a Joint ICFA-ICUIL Workshop on "High Power Laser Technology for Future Accelerators," an announcement of the Fifth International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders, two recent doctoral theses abstracts (Stephen Brooks of Oxford U. and Jianjun Yang of Tsinghua U.) and three workshop announcements (ELOUD2010, BOD2010 and Cyclotrons2010).
Newsletter #50, December 2009, edited by Junji Urakawa (KEK, Japan), 9.9 MB, 105 pages.
The theme of this issue is "ILC R&D Status." Junji collected 10 excellent articles in the theme
section, including two detailed reports: one on damping rings R&D at CesrTA, another on the status of ATF R&D. There are
articles on electron cloud simulation, polarized electron sources, the
positron source, injection kickers, STF status, a new facility ILCTA at Fermilab, and a final focus test facility ATF2. These
articles give a comprehensive review of the status and future plans of the
ILC, a leading candidate for the next large particle collider.
Newsletter #49, August 2009, edited by Jiuqing Wang (IHEP, China), 4.4 MB, 107 pages.
The theme is "Accelerator Driven Sub-Critical Assemblies (ADS) and its challenge to accelerators." This is a topic that could have a deep impact on the future of our society. As we all know, developing clean energy and protecting the environment are two top priorities in countries around the world. ADS is an accelerator-based technology that may provide a viable solution to these major problems. Jiuqing collected 6 excellent articles in the theme section. They give a comprehensive review of this important accelerator field, including valuable lessons learned from the past. This issue has an announcement of an important symposium organized by the US Department of Energy (DOE) titled "Accelerators for America's Future." There are two reports in the ILC section: one on the status of the ILC baseline design, another on the 2009 LC school. There is a Beam Dynamics Panel meeting minutes and two workshop reports: one on future directions for accelerator R&D at Fermilab, another on novel concepts for linear accelerators and colliders. There is a workshop announcement on applications of high intensity proton accelerators and five recent doctoral thesis abstracts (C.E. Mayers, L. Frohlich, E. Prat, J. Ronsch and F. Loehl).
Newsletter #48, April 2009, edited by M. E. Biagini, 16.7 MB, 296 pages.
The theme of this issue is "e+e- Colliders: Past and Present Experiences and Future Frontiers." There are 27 excellent articles in four categories: (1) The fruitful factories: DAFNE, PEP-II and KEKB; (2) A glorious past: LEP, CESR and VEPP-4M; (3) An exciting present: BEPC-II and VEPP2000; and (4) The challenging future: SuperB, SuperKEKB and BINP c-tau. These articles give a comprehensive review of this very important accelerator field by experts from all over the world and will no doubt serve as a valuable reference for every accelerator physicist who works or plans to work on e+e- colliders. Also included is an announcement of the Fourth International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders (2009 LC School), which will take place this September in China, and announcements of five workshops: COOL09, ICAP09, LLRF09, Workshop on Physics Application of High Brightness Electron Beam, and Workshop on Future Directions of Accelerator R&D at Fermilab. There are two workshop reports: the 40th ICFA Advanced Beam Dynamics Workshop on High Luminosity e+e- Factories, and the ICFA Mini-Workshop on Laser Assisted H- Beam Stripping. Three doctoral thesis abstracts are in this issue: Yuan Chen and Yi Jiao, both from the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and IHEP, and Mohammad Eshraqi from the Institute for Studies in Fundamental Sciences / IPM and CERN.
December 2008, edited by In Soo Ko (Postech, Korea) 6.9 MB,
The theme is "Electron Guns." Miguel collected ten comprehensive and very well written articles on this topic. Anyone who is interested in electron guns will find this issue worth reading and keeping for future reference. While most of these articles are focused on applications in light sources, FEL and ERL, this topic is of critical importance to future lepton colliders such as the ILC and CLIC. This issue has an introductory paper on the Super B-Factory, a high-priority project on the European as well as Asian high-energy physics road maps. This issue also includes one workshop report (Nanobeam2008), two recent doctoral theses abstracts (Rama Calaga and Ryoichi Miyamoto) and four conference and workshop announcements (X-band RF Structure, ICAP2009, FFAG2008 and Short Bunches in Storage Rings).
Newsletter #45, April 2008, edited by Rainer Wanzenberg (DESY, Germany), 4.1 MB, 166 pages.
The theme is "Wakefields and Instabilities." Rainer collected ten well-prepared articles on this important topic in beam dynamics. Most of them are focused on synchrotron light sources. Also in this issue is a letter from Rolf-Dieter Heuer, the Director General-elect of CERN, about the future of the ILC expressing his strong support for this international project. In the ILC section, there is an announcement of the Third International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders to be held this October in the U.S. There is also a paper on fast ion instability in the damping ring. This issue includes a workshop report (Wake Fest 07), two Ph.D. theses abstracts (Boberto Gaiba and Bolko Beutner) and four conference and workshop announcements (EPAC'08, X-Band collaboration meeting, BDO 2008 and HB2008).
Newsletter #44, December 2007, edited by Ajay Ghodke (RRCAT, India), 9.1 MB, 230 pages.
The issue theme is "LOCO," or Linear Optics from Closed Orbits, a program that has been successfully applied to the commissioning and understanding of a number of accelerators and storage rings, especially in the synchrotron light source field. Ajay collected seven excellent articles on this subject, including an introduction by James Safranek (SLAC).
In the ILC section, several leading GDE physicists wrote a comprehensive article on beam dynamics challenges for the ILC. The superconducting RF R&D is picking up speed in China. A recent SCRF workshop in Beijing gave a report in this section. There is also a report of the Second International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders held in Erice, Italy. There are six activity reports: Australian Light Source commissioning, SOLEIL (France) commissioning, CANDLE Light Source (Armenia), ALBA Storage Ring (Spain), beam-based alignment in synchrotron light sources, and beam physics activities at Northern Illinois University (U.S.A.).
A summary report from the LARP Beam-Beam Compensation 2007
Workshop as well as three forthcoming workshop announcements (e+e- Factories 2008, Nanobeam
2008 and an ICFA mini-workshop on deflecting/crabbing RF cavity) are also
The theme of this issue is "FFAG Accelerators." Chris collected 14 excellent articles on this subject, a record number for the newsletter theme section. As Chris points out in his Foreword, FFAGs have enjoyed something of a revival in recent years, spurred by the demands for rapid acceleration of unstable particles and parallel developments in associated technologies. A small electron model of a much larger muon accelerator, EMMA will be the world's first non-scaling FFAG and the first FFAG ever to be built in Europe.
This issue has an important "Letter to the Editor" from the chairs of PAC, EPAC and APAC. The committees of all three conferences recently voted unanimously to merge into a three-year cycle, thereby creating a series that can be developed into an annual International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC). The first IPAC will be in Kyoto in May 2010. The cycle will continue in Europe in 2011, the USA in 2012 etc. Our Panel is pleased at this decision, which is a milestone in the globalization and unity of the accelerator community.
In the ILC section, Marc Ross, the newly appointed Project Manager of the ILC GDE Engineering Design Phase, outlines his plan for producing an Engineering Design Report (EDR) in the next three years. There is also an article on the fast-ion instability in the Damping Ring.
This issue also includes an ICFA BD Panel meeting minutes, three workshop reports (ICANS XVIII, ERL07, ECLOUD07), four doctoral theses (Lemuet, Gabor, Rogers, Sato) and two upcoming workshop announcements (FFAG07, PESP2008).
Newsletter #42, April 2007, edited by Yunhai Cai, 4.5 MB, 99 pages.
The theme of this issue is "The Free Electron Laser" (FEL), a rapidly growing field. Two approved projects - LCLS at SLAC and XFEL at DESY - are currently under construction, and also a number of countries (e.g., Japan, China and Korea) have expressed strong interest in beginning their own FEL projects soon. These projects will certainly revolutionize the application of accelerator-based light sources and have profound impact on a wide-range of scientific research and on our daily lives. Yunhai Cai collected four excellent papers for this theme section. Also in this issue are two nice articles in the "Single particle beam dynamics" section .In the ILC section, an Accelerator Executive Summary of the ILC Reference Design Report (RDR) is included. The timely publication of this document represents an important milestone for the ILC. Also in this section is an announcement of the Second International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders. This school plans to select the best students from around the world and train them for the next major projects in the high-energy physics field. This issue contains two recent doctoral theses and several announcements of forthcoming workshops (HEP2007, LARP beam-beam compensation and LLRF2007).
Newsletter #41, December 2006, edited by Ingo Hofmann, (3.5 MB, 108 pages).
The theme of this issue is the benchmarking of simulation codes, an important topic in beam dynamics. The Beam Dynamics panel has been stimulating work on this topic for several years. This newsletter is a good opportunity to put the work together for review. Ten well-prepared reports have been collected and are in the theme section.
In the ILC section, Baboi et al. introduce a new type of beam position monitor based on rf cavity higher order modes. It can be used for high precision measurement in superconducting rf linacs, such as the ILC and FLASH.
There is a nice article by Ghodke and his colleagues on the commissioning of Indus-2, a new synchrotron light source in India.
In this issue are also a report from the HB2006 workshop, two recent doctoral theses and two announcements of forthcoming workshops (Ecloud'07 and ERL'07).
Newsletter No. 40, August 2006. Edited by Jiuqing Wang. (2.2 MB pdf, 99 pages). The theme of this newsletter is accelerators in Asia. Jiuqing collected a number of well-prepared articles from Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore, covering a wide range of accelerators: high luminosity e+e- factories, light sources, proton and heavy ion machines. As Jiuqing points out, these papers reflect the flourishing activities on accelerator based scientific research in Asia, where the accelerator community is growing rapidly following the remarkable economic growth.
In the ILC section, there is an article by Barry Barish, Director of the GDE, "The Baseline Configuration for the ILC," which summarizes the ILC work in the past year and plans for the next year. This section also has a report on the International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders and a report on the ILC activities in China.
There are two workshop reports - one on Future Light Sources and another on CSNS Accelerator Engineering Design - and a report on the Overseas Chinese Physics Association (OCPA) accelerator school.
Newsletter No. 39, April 2006. Edited by Kwang-Je Kim. (2.8 MB pdf, 145 pages).
The theme section is "Pushing the limits of RF superconductivity." a collection of about a dozen papers by leading experts in this field. As Kwang-Je points out in his foreword, this technology is not only of critical importance to the ILC, but also the basis for other new accelerator projects including the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA), Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) and x-ray free electron lasers (XFEL).
The ILC section gives a progress report on the International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders. There is a recent doctoral thesis from SESAME Laboratory in Amman, Jordan. There are also several workshop reports and announcements of upcoming advanced beam dynamics workshops.
Newsletter No. 38, December 2005, Edited by In Soo Ko (1.3 MB pdf, 70 pages).
Newsletter No. 37, August 2005, Edited by Rainer Wanzenberg (5.4 MB pdf, 166 pages). This issue has two theme sections: cyclotrons and polarization. In addition to the reports from large institutions, we are particularly pleased to publish a letter by Khan from Oman and an article by Conradie from South Africa. In the ILC section, there is an announcement of the International School for Linear Colliders and a report on the progress in high gradient superconducting RF cavities. There are several workshop reports, including a comprehensive one from ERL2005. There are also numerous announcements of upcoming beam dynamics workshops.
Newsletter No. 36, April 2005, Edited by
Newsletter No. 35, December 2004, Edited by C. Biscari
Newsletter No. 34, August 2004 Edited by
Newsletter No. 33, April 2004 Edited by K.Ohmi and M. Furman
No. 32, December 2003 Edited by J. Gao
No. 31, August 2003 Edited by Y. Funakoshi
No. 30, April 2003 Edited by Jie Wei
and Lia Merminga
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