Barry Barish | 23 November 2005Reaching the luminosity goals of the ILC will be an enormous challenge. It will require producing nanometer scale beam spots at the collision point and a crucial element in achieving this will be to damp the beams that come from the electron and positron sources to have ultra-low emittance.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: damping ring
Barry Barish | 27 October 2005Last week I discussed the recommendation from Snowmass for the baseline electron source to be used for the linear collider reference design, and today I will briefly discuss the more challenging positron source.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: positron source
Barry Barish | 20 October 2005As I have discussed the past couple of weeks, the baseline ILC design will be guided and flow from a set of overall requirements. These requirements began from the science goals or requirements that were then translated into technical requirements for an accelerator.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: electron source
Barry Barish | 13 October 2005As I discussed in this column last week, the starting point for us in determining the baseline configuration for the ILC is a set of top-level physics parameters agreed to by the global community and contained in a report created by an international ICFA / ILCSC subcommittee dated September 30, 2003 and entitled, Parameters for the Linear Collider.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ILC parameters