About the Project
The project will focus primarily on exploiting laser-driven terahertz sources to accelerate low energy 100 keV electron beams from a table-top electron gun into the MeV energy regime, but will also involve work on CLARA, a 50 MeV linear accelerator at STFC Daresbury National Laboratory.
The THz source development will explore the use of novel spintronic THz emitters for producing the required 100 MV/m fields, benefitting from a recent £534k EPSRC funded programme of THz source development at Manchester. This project will also involve the use of the Cockcroft ultrafast laser system (recently awarded to Lancaster, Manchester and Liverpool through a £348k STFC capital grant).
The applicant will be expected to have a first or upper second class degree in physics or other appropriate qualification. Ultrafast laser experience is desirable but not essential, as is experience in accelerator physics. A full graduate programme of training and development is provided by the Cockcroft Institute. The student will be based primarily at the Cockcroft Institute at Daresbury, but some work will be undertaken in Dr Graham’s laser laboratory at the University of Manchester.
The student will join a vibrant group of students and post-doctoral researchers already making significant progress in this area. The studentship will also work closely with scientists and engineers at STFC Daresbury Laboratory National Laboratory. There will also be opportunities for travel and collaboration with scientific institutes and universities outside the U.K.
For further information about this exciting opportunity contact: [Email Address Removed]
How to apply: http://www.cockcroft.ac.uk/join-us
Anticipated Start Date: October 2020 for 3.5 Years
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