This is the web site of the EUROFEL Design Study project that was funded under FP6 and successfully finished in Dec. 2007.

For information on the ESFRI roadmap project EuroFEL please visit www.eurofel.eu

The EUROFEL Design Study was a coordinated, joint effort of 16 European organisations to develop key technologies required for the design and construction of next generation free electron laser (FEL) sources that have been proposed as new European research infrastructures in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The EUROFEL project started 1st January 2005 and finished 31st December2007; it was coordinated by DESY.

The project focused on six areas: electron injectors, beam dynamics, synchronisation, seeding and harmonic generation, high duty-cycle superconducting accelerators, and technology transfer to industry for the production of complete superconducting accelerator modules. Almost 200 person-years were spent on this work, 115 of which were funded by the EC giving many young scientists the opportunity to participate in exciting fore-front research in an international collaboration.

The project has produced 23 publications in refereed journals, about 230 presentations on conferences and workshops, and 103 deliverables; several further publications are in preparation. It is impossible to include all details in this final report; it rather reviews the work and highlights some prominent examples. This review has also been submitted to Synchrotron Radiation News for publication in the second issue of 2008. It is planned to publish a more comprehensive article in Physical Review Special Topics.

Project co-funded by the European Community under the “Structuring the European Research Area” specific programme Research Infrastructures Action (FP6)


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