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The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU)

PARES, Pair Acceleration and Radiation Emitting Sources

Awarded Resources (in node hours)
Karolina CPU
System Partition
4 March 2024 - 3 March 2025
Allocation Period

Particle acceleration in a short distance remains a high-priority research focus on fundamental physics and developing new technologies. Since introducing chirped pulse amplification, the research community has developed new methods of accelerating charged particles in a short distance.

Whilst electron acceleration has been widely studied, the acceleration of positrons has remained challenging. In this proposal, we aim to optimise quasi-neutral lepton beam acceleration. The underlying physics present in our project consists of plasma physics interaction with intense laser beams, which lead to QED processes.

To model the underlying physics accurately, the resources available from Euro HPC are key to achieving our goals. These resources provide the required computational power to perform our required simulations. Our findings will propel the effort of the high-field physics community toward achieving pair plasmas and answering fundamental physics questions.

Furthermore, the proposed compact setup for high-brightness lepton beams will allow us to reduce the cost compared to the traditional radio-frequency accelerators. Besides, the acceleration of quasi-neutral lepton beams can lead to potential industry applications such as radiation emission. Such can be used in the medical research communities, from imaging to potential radiation treatment.