Posted on 15/09/2011
Back in 1950s many scientists all over the world have started searching for new energy sources. In parallel new high energy particle accelerator technology had been developing. A lot of effort was devoted to investigation of high intensity electromagnetic (EM) radiation beams generated by fast particles. That time such phenomena as Transition Radiation, Diffraction Radiation, Smith-Purcell radiation, and later parametric X-rays were predicted and even discovered experimentally. However, those phenomena did not find any applications until charged particle beams started reaching ultra-relativistic energies and extremely low emittances.
A gradual growth of applications of EM radiation generated by charged particles (from beam diagnostics to generation of intense radiation beams in the wavelength range from THz to hard X-rays) has required a regular review of the activities to optimise the research and development process. The International Symposium on Radiation from Relativistic Electrons in Periodic Structures (RREPS) was founded in 1993 with the soul purpose to bring nearly 50 leading scientists together to review the situation in the field once per two years. Young scientists were always invited and supported by the organizing committed to enable the training of the next generation.
In 2011 the IX International Symposium RREPS’11 was held in Royal Holloway, University of London. It gathered 55 participants including 13 students from 10 countries (UK, Armenia, Italy, Russia, France, Ukraine, US, Japan, Iran, Germany).
The symposium topics are:
- General Properties of Radiation from Relativistic Particles
- Transition Radiation
- Parametric X- Radiation
- Diffraction Radiation, Smith-Purcell Effect
- Coherent Bremsstrahlung and Channeling Radiation
- Crystal-assisted processes
- Applications of monochromatic X-ray and γ-gamma beams produced at electron accelerators
The next symposium will be held in Yerevan in 2013.