The European project I.FAST (Innovation Fostering in Accelerator Science and Technology) started on May 1, 2021 for 4 years, with a contribution from the European Commission of 10 M€. It aims to promote innovation in the field of accelerators in order to make them more efficient, more affordable and less energy consuming. The project is coordinated by CERN and brings together 49 partners from 14 countries, including 17 European industrial partners, brought together to explore new concepts of accelerators, to develop future superconducting technologies for magnets and cavities, but also to deploy strategies. techniques for increasing the brightness of synchrotron radiation sources and optimizing energy performance. The project will also make it possible to reflect on new societal applications of accelerators. Walid Kaabi (Pôle Physique des Accelerateurs) is the CNRS coordinator for I.FAST and will therefore represent all the participating laboratories (IJCLab, LLR, LOA and LULI) within the framework of this project.
IJCLab will be involved in various research topics such as R&D on positron sources, superconducting cavities, laser-plasma acceleration, metal additive manufacturing and accelerator "flash" radiotherapy. IJCLab will also contribute to a strategic roadmap for the development and opening of European accelerator technology platforms. The I.FAST kick-off meeting took place in distance on May 4, 2021.
Website kick-off meeting.
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