PSI - Group
High Energy Physics
Research Programme

Coherent Bremsstrahlung at 180GeV

An investigation of QED phenomena for aligned incidence on
oriented crystals for multi-hundred GeV electrons leading
such that conditions of strong fields and coherence pertain

This represents the highest energy tuneable polarised photon source available in the laboratory.

Phase 1 :
CERN Experiment NA43 :
Spokesperson E Uggerhoj (Aarhus)
Please see official www-page for collaborators
Investigate coherent enhancements in Bremsstrahlung and Pair Production and other QED phenomena related to these effects.
Phase 2 :
CERN Experiment NA59 :  (see group page too)
Spokesperson Mayda Velasco (North-Western U.)

Please see official www-page for collaborators

Investigate birefringent phenomena - Linear and circular polarisation


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