Scope of Classifications
Main Classification 01 - Circular and Linear Colliders
Classification 1 is devoted to accelerators (synchrotrons, linacs, ERLs, etc.) providing colliding beams (hadrons and/or leptons) for particle physics experiments. It includes facilities colliding beams from different types of accelerators, such as linac-ring colliders. Among the subjects for this classification are operating experience and performance limitations, upgrade plans, accelerator physics and technology issues specific to colliders and the design and R&D for future projects.
Sub-classifications associated with MC 01:
A01 Hadron Colliders A02 Lepton Colliders A03 Linear Colliders A08 Linear Accelerators A09 Muon Accelerators and Neutrino Factories A10 Damping Rings A12 FFAG A16 Advanced Concepts A17 High Intensity Accelerators A18 Energy Recovery Linacs (ERLs) A19 Electron-Hadron Colliders A23 Accelerators and Storage Rings, Other T12 Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport T19 Collimation
Main Classification 02 - Photon Sources and Electron Accelerators
Classification 2 covers photon sources (synchrotron light sources, ERLs, FELs, laser systems, other free-electron sources such as THz sources, Compton sources, etc) and electron accelerators (linear, circular, recirculating, etc.). It includes insertion devices such as planar and helical field undulators. Associated accelerator systems, such as injectors, booster synchrotrons, photon beam lines and photon beam line components can also be proposed for this Session. Papers presented can be project descriptions or cover individual aspects of photon sources and electron accelerators. Both theoretical and experimental results are solicited.
Sub-classifications associated with MC02:
A04 Circular Accelerators A05 Synchrotron Radiation Facilities A06 Free Electron Lasers A07 Electrostatic Accelerators A08 Linear Accelerators A18 Energy Recovery Linacs A23 Accelerators and Storage Rings, Other A24 Other Linac-Based Photon Sources T02 Electron Sources T12 Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport T15 Undulators and Wigglers T25 Lasers T26 Photon Beam Lines and Components
Main Classification 03 - Alternative Particle Sources and Acceleration Techniques
Classification 3 is devoted to (i) novel and unconventional sources of particles, including electrons and protons, neutrons, ions, and secondary particles and antiparticles; and (ii) new concepts of accelerating techniques which may overcome the present limitations of size and/or cost or which give access to very new beam characteristics.
Sub-classifications associated with MC03:
A09 Muon Accelerators and Neutrino Factories A12 FFAG A15 New Acceleration Techniques A16 Advanced Concepts A17 High Intensity Accelerators A20 Radioactive Ions A21 Secondary Beams A22 Plasma Wakefield Acceleration T01 Proton and Ion Sources T02 Electron Sources T28 Neutron Sources
Main Classification 04 - Hadron Accelerators
Classification 4 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, proton and ion synchrotrons, radioactive beam facilities, antiproton accumulators and collectors, ion accumulator 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 accelerators such as proton drivers for spallation neutron sources, neutrino factories, etc.
Sub-classifications associated with MC 04:
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 Ions A21 Secondary Beams A23 Accelerators and Storage Rings, Other T01 Proton and Ion Sources T12 Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport T19 Collimation T20 Targetry T28 Neutron Sources T32 Ion Beam Stripping
Main Classification 05 - Beam Dynamics and EM Fields
Classification 5 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. 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.
Sub-classifications associated with MC 05:
D01 Beam Optics - Lattices, Correction Schemes, Transport D02 Non-linear Single Particle Dynamics - Resonances, Tracking, Higher Order, Dynamic Aperture, Code Developments D03 Calculations of EM fields - Theory and Code Developments D04 Beam Coupling Impedance - Theory, Simulations, Measurements, Code Developments D05 Coherent and Incoherent Instabilities - Theory, Simulations, Code Developments D06 Coherent and Incoherent Instabilities - Measurements and Countermeasures D07 High Intensity Circular Machines - Space Charge, Halos D08 High Intensity in Linear Accelerators - Space Charge, Halos D09 Emittance manipulation, Bunch Compression and Cooling D10 Beam-Beam Effects - Theory, Simulations, Measurements, Code Developments D11 Code Developments and Simulation Techniques
Main Classification 06 - Beam Instrumentation, Controls, Feedback and Operational Aspects
Classification 6 is devoted to measurement and control of the beam properties in particle accelerators including beam diagnostics and instrumentation, beam feedback systems, low-level rf controls, timing and synchronization schemes and laser-based instrumentation. Included also are contributions on accelerator control systems, online modeling and applications control software, as well as operational aspects of modern accelerators such as alignment and surveying methods, machine protection systems, radiation protection and monitoring and issues pertaining to reliability and operability.
Sub-classifications associated with MC 06:
T03 Beam Diagnostics and Instrumentation T04 Accelerator/Storage Ring Control Systems T05 Beam Feedback Systems T17 Alignment and Survey T18 Radiation Monitoring and Safety T22 Reliability, Operability T23 Machine Protection T24 Timing and Synchronization T25 Lasers T26 Photon Beam Lines and Components T27 Low Level RF T33 Online modeling and software tools
Main Classification 07 - Accelerator Technology Main Systems
Classification 7 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. Contributions with a strong beam performance aspect should generally be classified elsewhere.
Sub-classifications associated with MC 07:
T06 Room Temperature RF T07 Superconducting RF T08 RF Power Sources T09 Room Temperature Magnets T10 Superconducting Magnets T11 Power Supplies T13 Cryogenics T14 Vacuum Technology T16 Pulsed Power Technology T19 Collimation T20 Targetry T21 Infrastructures T24 Timing and Synchronization T25 Lasers T31 Subsystems, Technology and Components, Other
Main Classification 08 - Applications of Accelerators, Technology Transfer and Industrial Relations
Classification 8 includes contributions with emphasis on the broad applications of accelerators, aspects of technology transfer and laboratory-industry relationships rather than on the specific accelerator technologies themselves.
Technology Transfer contributions should seek to improve Accelerator Laboratory technology transfer (TT) methods and strategies, and the methodology for the creation of TT business opportunities by Industry. Covered topics include relevant issues for successful TT, structures needed to promote TT, incubator opportunities for start-up companies, and intellectual property and patenting issues.
The Session for Industry is intended to address both sides of the relationship in order to improve technology transfer, contractual performance and the achievement of goals through the creation of mutual understanding, evolution of contractual mechanics, performance of joint research and development, and development of measures to optimize contract goals.
Sub-classifications associated with MC08:
U01 Medical Applications U02 Materials Analysis and Modification U03 Transmutation and Energy Production U04 Security U05 Other Applications U06 Technology Transfer and Lab-Industry Relations