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LhARA Weekly Meeting 21st July 2020; 14:00 BST

Summary of actions

  • KL: Create draft response to referees.
  • KL: Create ICHEP talk rehearsal slot for week of 27Jul20

Present: JPar, KL, AK, TSD, AP, AG, HTL, TG, WS, PA, CW, OE, JPa, RB, JM

Notes

  1. Notes of previous meetings and actions:
    • KL: Create draft response to referees.
      • Stands.
    • KL/WS: to exchange emails with AK re "restart" of experiment and simulation meetings.
      • Done. Will do same as before, ~30 mins, will do it on Tuesday PM. Do it just before LhARA meeting. Use same ZOOM booking.
    • KL: Organise LhARA logo competition.
      • Done.
  1. Status of pre-CDR publication: KL/All
    Referees' comments have been received: see the top of the pre-CDR publication wiki page.
    Skeleton of response document.
    We reviewed the referees comments and discussed our responses. We agreed that a draft response and revised paper would be circulated this Friday.
  1. Preparation of response to referees: KL, ALL
    • Next week.

  1. Updates:
    • Capture section: CW
      • Working towards ERC proposal. In particular, trying to get a consistent project plan. TSD and HTL continue to make good progress and will provide updates below.
    • Simulation:
      • Particle production at laser target: HTL
        • HTL is checking the convergence, now focusing on the dependence of the spectrum on the cell size. He has initial particle distributions which he is now starting to analyse. A long, high-resolution run is "in the computer" and will be analysed when it is complete (Thursday).
        • TG: notes that he has seen a paper in which two beams at 90o to each other, each at 45o to the foil are used to increase particle production. RB commented that there are studies TNSA can be enhanced by sending a second pulse and exploiting its ponderomotive force to enhance production. OE notes that such schemes could be used for LhARA, but had specified simplest.
      • Gabor lens simulation: TSD
        • TSD has looked into simulation for first simulation of the lens. Dynamics of electrons in lens is being considered. At the present he has not been able to create a discharge and is investigating why a discharge is not initiated. The execution speed is also being investigated. Also worrying about speed. At the last meeting a discussion was initiated about the relative priorities of the various simulations in the light of the ERC proposal deadline.
    • Any other simulation
      • No further update. OPAL installation underway on IC cluster underway. Some issues being addressed with S.Fayer.

  1. Status of preparation of Expression of Interest for the EPSRC Transformative Healthcare Technologies call: KL, ALL
    We discussed the possible scope of the proposal. We identified the need to address the principle risks in the initial R&D programme. Therefore the following threads needed to be included in the proposal:
    • Laser-driven source, Gabor lens, and their integration;
    • Instrumentation, diagnostics, and dosimetry;
      • We identified three sub-themes:
        • Beam: distructive and non-distructive;
        • Biological end-station: e.g. "proto"-acoustic imaging, ...
        • Near clinical: dosimetry, position-dependent dosimetry, micro-dosimetry ...
    • Conceptual/technical design of stage 1 and stage 2
    • Active participation in radiobiological investigation
    Need for:
  1. Conference contributions: All
    • ICHEP -- Parallel session contributing; see http://ichep2020.org
      • Draft slides
        We agreed that all would send comments on the slides and that KL would book a rehearsal slot for next week.

  1. AOB
    • None.

Agenda

  1. Notes of previous meetings and actions:
    • KL: Create draft response to referees.
    • KL/WS: to exchange emails with AK re "restart" of experiment and simulation meetings.
    • KL: Organise LhARA logo competition.
  1. Status of pre-CDR publication: KL/All
    Referees' comments have been received: see the top of the pre-CDR publication wiki page.
    Skeleton of response document.
  1. Preparation of response to referees: KL, ALL

  1. Updates:
    • Capture section: CW
    • Simulation:
      • Particle production at laser target: HTL
      • Gabor lens simulation: TSD
    • Any other simulation

  1. Status of preparation of Expression of Interest for the EPSRC Transformative Healthcare Technologies call: KL, ALL
    Need for:
    • New "institute collage" for talks and publicity: TSD
    • Logo(!); competition -- update
  1. Conference contributions: All

  1. AOB


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