University of Strathclyde

The Alpha X beam line

  • ALPHA-X (Advanced Laser-Plasma High-energy Accelerators towards X-rays) beamline, powered by a 30 TW Ti:sapphire laser.
  • SCAPA (Scottish Centre for the Application of Plasma-based Accelerators).

Queen’s University Belfast

TARANIS laser system

  • TARANIS 80 TW laser system + ion beam line.

University of Surrey

University of Surrey micro-beam and imaging systems

University of Huddersfield

The EMMA particle accelerator

  • EMMA Fixed Field Accelerating Gradient Accelerator.

Supporters and collaborators

Extensive international connections. Project collaborators and supporters in Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Korea, Japan, USA. Strong involvement with FP7 roadmap projects Extreme Light Infrastructure (upcoming EU facilities in Czech Republic and Romania) and HiPER (laser-fusion).

Strong linkages with science and application laboratories. Daresbury, CLF-RAL, NPL, NNL.

End-users connections. Linkage with 8 Medical institutions, 2 proton-therapy trial sites, and industrial partners (D-TAQ, SINAPSE, ANDOR).