CERN Accelerator School: vacuum for particle accelerators

The CERN Accelerator School course titled “Vacuum for particle accelerators” attracted 80 participants from 27 nationalities. (Image: CERN)

The CERN Accelerator School (CAS), in collaboration with Max IV Laboratory in Lund, Sweden, organized a specialized course titled “Vacuum for particle accelerators”. It took place in Glumslov, Sweden, from 6 to 16 June 2017.

The course attracted 80 participants from 27 nationalities, coming from countries as far away as Canada, China, Jordan, Russia and the USA.

The intensive programme comprised 30 hours of lectures and 17 hours of practical work. The lectures covered material properties, impedance and instabilities, gauges and pumps, surface properties and treatments, beam induced effects, computational techniques and controls, manufacturing and acceptance, and a look to the future. The practical work provided hands-on experience of Molflow+, impedance calculations, mechanical and material aspects, residual gas analysis and leak detection techniques. The students also pursued an exercise based on one of the tutorials, presenting their results on the final afternoon.

A full-day visit to the Max IV laboratory and the European Spallation Source (ESS) laboratory, with seminars in the morning and visits to the facilities in the afternoon, was included in the programme. The students also had the opportunity to visit the Kronborg Castle and the Louisiana Museum of Art in Denmark.

The next CAS course will be on advanced accelerator physics and will be held in Egham, United Kingdom from 3-15 September 2017. In addition, a Joint Accelerator School on radio-frequency technologies will be held at Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan, on 16-26 October 2017.

Further information on forthcoming CAS courses can be found on the CAS website.