The objectives of this Task are the improvement and the optimisation of high brightness electron sources for the new European infrastructures. In order to meet the tight requirements of FEL operation, electron beams of extremely high quality have to be produced. The project focuses therefore on the design, construction and testing of new components, subsystems, materials or techniques for the production, manipulation, diagnostics and control of low emittance and high current beams, up to the early stage of acceleration.
The new components, devices and techniques will be tested at the test facilities PITZ (Zeuthen) and SPARC (Frascati), and in the existing major European laboratories. The results of this research project will be open for exploitation to the entire scientific community.