About the Project
Within this PhD project, we intend to tackle these major challenges. Leveraging high-fidelity numerical simulations, we aim at improving the electron beam and x-ray characteristics focusing on optimizing how electrons get trapped into the accelerating structure.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant research team developing novel acceleration concepts using ultra-intense lasers and working towards several proof-of-concept demonstrations of laser-driven particle acceleration. They will interact with eminent theoretical and experimental physicists making significant progress in the field. Their theory and simulation effort will enable and support forefront experiments at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory National Laboratory (Warrington) and other national and international facilities.
Through the development of this project, the student will acquire skills and expertise in plasma physics, laser-matter interaction, high-energy-density-physics, numerical techniques, and high-performance-computing. They will be registered at Lancaster University. They will also enrol in the graduate program at the Cockcroft Institute, part of STFC Daresbury Laboratory National Laboratory. Finally, they will have the opportunity to travel and collaborate with scientific institutes and universities in and outside the U.K.
Interested candidates should contact Dr Elisabetta Boella ([Email Address Removed]) for further information.
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