LhARA Project WPM Meeting 9th January 2024 14:00 GMT =

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Meeting ID: 845 5054 3598 Password: 737274



Upcoming dates:

  • WP5 consultation 3, Jan 24th Liverpool. Tomorrow

  • WP6 LhARA/ISIS FFA meeting. Hardware R&D for the facilities. Excellent meeting - magnets are challenging, RF less worrying


Bridging funds - discussion

Deliverables Work Package 1. Project management: Deliverables

  • D1 Early progress review CDR M6
  • D2 Interim progress review CDR M12
  • D3 Pre-CDR Review M18
  • D4 CDR M24
  • D5 Pre-TDR review M30
  • D6 TDR1 M36
  • D7 Early progress review TDR2 M42
  • D8 Interim progress review TDR2 M48
  • D9 Pre-TDR2 review M54
  • D10 TDR2 M60


Work package 2: Laser-driven proton and ion source

  • M2.1: Prediction of optimised proton source parameters for 100+ TW laser systems based on hydrodynamic and kinetic simulations M12
  • M2.2: First SCAPA ion source simulations and experiment completed M18
  • M2.3: Report detailing optimisation of proton and ion generation on SCAPA, leading to LhARA laser specification M30
  • M2.4: Demonstration of 10 Hz operation of advanced targetry platform at ICL M48
  • M2.5: Demonstration of stabilised 5 Hz beam generation on SCAPA M60

Work package 3: Proton and ion capture

  • M3.1: Validate plasma simulations with existing Swansea experimental set-up M6
  • M3.2: Progress report of large diameter plasma experiments and simulations M18
  • M3.3: Next generation plasma lens testbench design M24
  • M3.4: Progress report of standalone plasma apparatus build and commissioning M36
  • M3.5: Progress report of large particle-number plasma experiments and simulations M48
  • M3.6: Ion focussing results M60
  • M3.7: Final plasma lens design M60

Work package 4: Ion-acoustic dose mapping

  • M4.1: Geant4 simulations of beam energy deposition profile M18
  • M4.2: Acoustic sensor array design M24
  • M4.3: Iterative reconstruction methods M42
  • M4.4: Integration: ultra-sonic array with radiobiology station M48
  • M4.5: LhARA ion-acoustic test results M60

Work package 5: Novel end-station development

  • M5.1: Design LhARA automated cell dish handling and environmental system M24
  • M5.2: Report on end-station user-community consultation M24
  • M5.3: Report on end-station component testing at Birmingham M24
  • M5.4: Construct beam delivery room including end-station and cellular imaging capabilities M60
  • M5.5: Specification of LhARA beam monitoring technology M24
  • M5.6: Report on delivery of LhARA beam monitoring system M60
  • M5.7: kGy/s tests at Birmingham M24

Work package 6: Design and integration

  • M6.1: Final review of R&D work towards LhARA CDR M18
  • M6.2: Final review of R&D work towards LhARA Phase 1 TDR M35
  • M6.3: Final review of R&D work towards LhARA Phase 2 TDR M54
  • M6.4: Technical report on FFA main magnet prototype M58.
  • M6.5: Technical report on MA RF cavity prototype M58.


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