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The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) study is an international collaboration working on a concept for a machine to collide electrons and positrons (antielectrons) head-on at energies up to several Teraelectronvolts (TeV). This energy range is similar to the LHC’s, but using electrons and their antiparticles rather than protons, physicists will gain a different perspective on the underlying physics.
The aim is to use radiofrequency (RF) structures and a two-beam concept to produce accelerating fields as high as 100 MV per meter to reach a nominal total energy of 3 TeV, keeping the size and cost of the project within reach. An overview of the CLIC concept "in a nutshell" can be found here>>.
In a related project, the CLIC detector and physics collaboration is developing a detector to record collisions at the future high-energy Compact Linear Collider. Precision physics under challenging beam and background conditions is the key theme for the CLIC detector studies. This leads to a number of cutting-edge R&D activities within CLICdp.
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The first prototype CLIC X-band module has been successfully assembled and installed in CTF3 during this summer. This big milestone was possible due to a motivated and enthusiastic collaboration between many individuals, groups and services at CERN as well as outside collaborators.
IPAC15 - 3-8 May 2015, Richmond, USA
ICHEP15 - 28-29 September 2015, Istanbul, TURKEY
CERN Accelerator School "Accelerators for Medical Applications" - 26 May - 5 June 2015, Vösendorf, AUSTRIA