Scope of Main- and Sub-Classifications

As you submit your abstract, you will be asked to choose main- and sub-classifications. This information is used by the Scientific Program Committee as they put talks and posters into the most appropriate sessions. Each MC has a US-based coordinator and a deputy from Asia or Europe.

Main Classification 01 — Colliders

SPC Coordinator: Peter Ostroumov, ANL; Katsunobu Oide, KEK

Scope: This Classification is devoted to storage rings and linear accelerators that provide colliding beams for particle physics experiments. Lepton and hadron colliders in operation, under construction, or under development are included. Linac-ring colliders and colliding beams from circular accelerators with beams from other accelerators are included herein as well. Among the subjects for this session are design studies, operating experience, performance limitations, upgrade plans, accelerator physics and technology issues, and R&D for future projects.

Subclassifications associated with MC 01 are:

A01 Hadron Colliders
A02 Lepton Colliders
A03 Linear Colliders
A04 Circular Accelerators
A08 Linear Accelerators
A09 Muon Accelerators and Neutrino Factories
A10 Damping Rings
A11 Cooling Techniques (formerly e-coolers)
A17 High Intensity Accelerators
A18 Energy Recovery Linacs
A19 Electron-Hadron Colliders
A21 Secondary Beams
A23 Accelerators and Storage Rings (Other)
D06 Code Development and Simulation Techniques
T12 Beam Injection, Extraction and Transport
T19 Collimation

Main Classification 02 — Light Sources

SPC Coordinator: John Corlett, LBNL; Riccardo Bartolini, Diamond

Scope: This Classification covers Light Sources based on synchrotron storage rings, linacs (including energy recovery linacs), and includes free electron lasers and application of advanced acceleration techniques. These light sources may incorporate advanced insertion devices, including high quality planar and helical field undulators based on permanent magnet, electromagnet, or superconducting technologies. Associated accelerator technologies and systems, such as high brightness electron injectors, superconducting accelerators, and timing and synchronization systems, may also be proposed for this Classification if the emphasis is on Light Source applications, as can laser systems and their use in light sources. Papers presented can be project descriptions or cover individual aspects of light sources. Both theoretical and experimental results are solicited.

Subclassifications associated with MC 02 are:

A04 Circular Accelerators A05 Synchrotron Radiation Facilities
A06 Free Electron Lasers
A08 Linear Accelerators
A15 New Acceleration Techniques
A17 High Intensity Accelerators
A18 Energy Recovery Linacs
A22 Plasma Wakefield Acceleration
A23 Accelerators and Storage Rings (Other)
T02 Electron Sources and Injectors
T03 Beam Diagnostics and Instrumentation
T07 Superconducting RF
T10 Superconducting Magnets
T12 Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport
T13 Cryogenics
T14 Vacuum Technology
T15 Undulators and Wigglers
T24 Timing and Synchronization
T25 Lasers
T26 Photon Beam Lines and Components
D06 Code Development and Simulation Techniques
U02 Materials Analysis and Modification

Main Classification 03 — Alternative Acceleration Schemes

SPC Coordinator: Mark Hogan, SLAC; Patric Müggli, MPI

Scope: This classification encompasses all aspects of long-term research in alternative acceleration techniques (that may overcome present limitations due to size and cost of future large accelerators or give access to very new beam characteristics), for applications ranging from high-energy physics to light sources.

Subclassifications associated with MC 03 are:

A22 Beam-driven Plasma Acceleration (formerly Plasma Wakefield Acceleration)
A23 Laser-driven Plasma Acceleration
A24 Beam-driven Dielectric Acceleration
A25 Laser-driven Dielectric Acceleration
A26 Laser Acceleration of Protons and Ions
A27 Accelerators and Storage Rings, Other (formerly A23, moved down to accommodate new proposed sub-classifications)
D06 Code Developments and Simulation Techniques

Main Classification 04 — Hadron Accelerators

SPC Coordinator: Yoshi Yamazaki, Michigan State University; Lia Merminga, TRIUMF; Jingyu Tang, IHEP Beijing

Scope: This classification is devoted to designing, developing, upgrading, constructing and commissioning low-, medium- and high-energy hadron accelerators, excluding hadron colliders. The session includes ion sources, electrostatic accelerators, proton and ion linear accelerators (including induction linacs), proton and ion synchrotrons, radioactive beam facilities, antiproton accumulators and collectors, ion accumulators and storage rings, cyclotrons, synchrocyclotrons, FFAGs and any other similar machines. Both low- and high-intensity machines are covered, as are all relevant aspects of high-intensity fixed-target machines such as proton drivers for spallation neutron sources and neutrino factories, etc. This classification excludes detailed accounts of the beam dynamics and instrumentation of these machines.

Subclassifications associated with MC 04 are:

A04 Circular Accelerators
A07 Electrostatic Accelerators
A08 Linear Accelerators
A09 Muon Accelerators and Neutrino Factories
A11 Beam Cooling
A12 FFAG
A13 Cyclotrons
A14 Neutron Spallation Facilities
A16 Advanced Concepts
A17 High Intensity Accelerators
A20 Radioactive Beams
A21 Secondary Beams
T01 Proton and Ion Sources and Injectors
T12 Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport
T19 Collimation
T28 Neutron Sources

Main Classification 05 - Beam Dynamics and Electromagnetic Fields

SPC Coordinator: Valeri Lebedev, FNAL; Oliver Boine-Frankenheim, GSI and TU Darmstadt

Scope: The classification includes reviews and progress reports on general aspects of electro-magnetic interaction of charged particle beams in accelerators and storage rings. It covers linear and non-linear beam optics, modeling of externally applied or beam-generated electro-magnetic fields, as well as theory, observations and simulations of single-particle dynamics and collective effects, both coherent and incoherent, it also includes particle cooling in colliders and storage rings. The emphasis is on deepening the understanding of fundamental processes or limitations governing beam dynamics and uncovering possible new mechanisms relevant to accelerator design and performance, independent of technological or project-specific aspects.

Subclassifications associated with MC 05 are:

A11 Beam Cooling Techniques
D01 Beam Optics - Lattices, Correction, Transport
D02 Non-linear Dynamics and Resonances, Tracking, Higher Order
D03 High Intensity Circular Machines - Incoherent Instabilities, Space Charge, Halos, Beam-beam
D04 High Intensity in Linear Accelerators - Incoherent Instabilities, Space Charge, Halos
D05 Instabilitites - Processes, Impedances, Countermeasures
D06 Code Development and Simulation Techniques
D07 Electromagnetic Fields and Impedances
T03 Beam Diagnostics and Instrumentation
T05 Beam Feedback Systems

Main Classification 06 — Accelerator Systems

SPC Coordinator: Stuart Henderson, FNAL; Mark Boland, ASCo

Scope: The Accelerator Systems Main Classification encompasses all aspects of the design, construction, testing and performance of accelerator systems and sub-systems, including source and injector systems, beam feedback systems, cooling systems, targetry, contols, etc. The scope of the Accelerator Systems classification is distinguished from that in Accelerator Technology by the emphasis on beam performance and overall accelerator performance.

Subclassifications associated with MC 06 are:

A11 Beam Cooling T01 Proton and Ion Sources and Injectors
T02 Electron Sources and Injectors
T04 Accelerator/Storage Ring Control Systems
T05 Beam Feedback Systems
T12 Injection/Extraction and Transport
T13 Cryogenics
T18 Radiation Monitoring and Safety
T19 Collimation
T20 Targetry
T21 Infrastructures
T22 Reliability and Operability
T23 Machine Protection
T24 Timing and Synchronization
T26 Photon Beam Lines and Components
T27 RF Controls (new name for T27 Low Level RF)

Main Classification 07 — Accelerator Technology

SPC Coordinator: Søren Prestemon, LBNL; Akira Yamamoto, KEK

Scope: This classification is devoted to contributions on the design, construction, testing, and performance of accelerator components or subsystems, with emphasis on technological aspects and methods. Special attention is due to technological developments that allow to improve accelerators from the point of view of performance, size or cost effectiveness.

Subclassifications associated with MC 07 are:

T02 Electron Sources and Injectors
T03 Beam Diagnostics and Instrumentation
T06 Room Temperature RF
T07 Superconducting RF
T08 RF Power Sources
T09 Room Temperature Magnets
T10 Superconducting Magnets
T11 Power Supplies
T13 Cryogenics
T15 Undulators and Wigglers
T16 Pulsed Power Technology
T17 Alignment and Survey
T25 Laser Technology
T29 Technology Transfer
T33 Kickers and Septum Magnets (new)
D06 Code Development and Simulation

Main Classification 08 — Medical Accelerators and Applications

SPC Coordinators: Dave Robin, LBNL; Hartmut Eickhoff, GSI

Scope: This Classification covers accelerator-based beam cancer therapy and medical isotope production. Accelerator-based beam cancer therapy includes worldwide status and perspectives, operating and planned facilities, new technological aspects, as well as treatment methods, optimization, and costs. Medical isotopes includes description of demands, operating and planned facilities, and new technological aspects. Papers presented can be project descriptions or cover individual aspects of medical accelerators. Both theoretical and experimental results are solicited.

Subclassifications associated with MC08 are:

A04 Circular Accelerators
A08 Linear Accelerators
A12 FFAG
A13 Cyclotrons
A16 Advanced Concepts
A20 Radioactive Ions
T01 Proton and Ion Sources
T03 Beam Diagnostics and Instrumentation
T10 Superconducting Magnets
T12 Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport
T18 Radiation Monitoring
T22 Reliability, Operability
T23 Machine Protection
D01 Beam Optics - Lattices, Correction Schemes, Transport
U01 Medical Applications


New T Sub-classifications: T 31 Dose Delivery and Patient and Personnel Protection
T 32 Gantries

T33 Subsystems, Technology and Components moves down from T31 with introduction of the two new T sub-classifications)

Main Classification 09 — Industrial Accelerators and Applications

SPC Coordinators: Robert Hamm, R&M Technical Enterprises; Françoise Mülhauser, IAEA; Sotirios Harrissopulos, IAEA

Scope: This classification includes the design, development and use of particle accelerators by industry for the production, processing, inspection and modification of parts and materials. This category includes both electron and ion accelerators that are currently in use in industrial process, as well as accelerators being developed for these applications. This session covers the worldwide status of the existing systems and applications as well as the prospects for new accelerators and emerging applications such as transmutation and power generation.

Subclassifications associated with MC09 are:

A04 Circular Accelerators
A05 Synchrotron Radiation Facilities
A06 Free Electron Lasers
A07 Electrostatic Accelerators
A08 Linear Accelerators
A13 Cyclotrons
A17 High Intensity Accelerators
T20 Targetry
T27 Neutron Sources
T29 Technology Transfer
T30 Industrial Collaboration


U02 Materials Processing and Modifications
U03 Materials Analysis and Inspection
U04 Transmutation and Energy Production
U05 Defense and Security
U06 Environmental Irradiation
U07 Others