In a recent comment on future particle accelerators in Nature Review Physics, Steinar Stapnes, the CLIC project leader at CERN, reports on the key CLIC concepts and the crucial parameters for planning of a large accelerator.
The annual Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) workshop brings together the full CLIC community, this year attracting more than 200 participants to CERN, 21-25 January.
Several silicon pixel-detector technologies are being explored in view of the challenging requirements for the CLIC vertex and tracking detectors in terms of high spatial resolution, precise hit timing and very low material budget.
The role of high-gradient and X-band technology is expanding steadily, with applications at a surprisingly wide range of scales.
An overview article on CLIC with the title "Towards TeV-scale electron-positron collisions: the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC)"
Advanced linear-accelerator (linac) technology developed at CERN and elsewhere will be used to develop a new generation of compact X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs), thanks to a €3 million project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.