Workshop Chairs

Antonella Lorusso
(INFN, Italy)
Giuseppe Penco
(Elettra, Italy)
Siegfried Schreiber
(DESY, Germany)


Scientific Programme Committee

Massimo Ferrario
(INFN, Italy)
Thorsten Kamps
(HZB, Germany)
Mikhail Krasilnikov
(DESY, Germany)
Antonella Lorusso
(INFN, Italy)
Keith Middleman
(STFC, UK)
Boris Militsyn
(STFC, UK)
Robert Nietubyc
(IPJ, Poland)
Marco Pedrozzi
(PSI, Switzerland)
Giuseppe Penco
(ELETTRA, Italy)
Alessio Perrone
(INFN, Italy)
Siegfried Schreiber
(DESY, Germany)
Mauro Trovo'
(ELETTRA, Italy)
Carlo Vicario
(PSI, Switzerland)
Sverker Werin
(MAXLAB, Sweden)


Deadline

Deadline for registration is Monday, 7 February 2011


Organisation

Local:
M.L. De Giorgi
(University of Salento, Italy)
A. Lorusso
(INFN, Italy)
Central:
Hannah Gerth
(DESY, Germany)
Monika Illenseer
(DESY, Germany)



Contact

Hannah Gerth (DESY, Germany)




About EuroFEL
EuroFEL is part of the ESFRI Roadmap 2008. The preparatory phase of EuroFEL (IRUVX-PP) prepares the establishment of the EuroFEL Consortium, which is a distributed Free Electron Laser facility that is going to link complementary national FEL facilities into a unique European Research Infrastructure. IRUVX-PP is funded by the European Commission under FP7.




 

Workshop on Photocathodes for RF Guns

From 1-2 March 2011, the EuroFEL Workshop on Photocathodes for RF guns took place at the Physics Department of the University of Salento. This workshop was organised by Expert Group Injector Commissioning of Workpackage 3 of the IRUVX-PP project.

The following topics were addressed:

  • Photoemission theory (derivation of QE and thermal emittance, cathode engineering)
  • Photocathode growth and preparation (metal and semiconducting thin films and metal bulk surface treatments)
  • Photoelectrons characterisations (quantum efficiency, thermal emittance, dark current)
  • Photocathode lifetime (observations of pollution, RF conditioning influence, UV laser interaction with residual gas, etc.)
  • Experience on photocathodes
  • Cathode cleaning techniques (laser cleaning, annealing, ozone gas,etc.)
  • Advanced photoelectron sources (carbon nanotubes, spindt field emitter, ultracold electron sources)
  • New material for photocathodes: high QE, cathodes for IR or green laser light, and for SC guns

Our invited speakers were

  • Luca Cultrera (Cornell University, USA)
  • Dave Dowell (SLAC, USA)
  • Fay Hannon (Jefferson Lab, USA)
  • Daniele Sertore (INFN, Italy)
  • X. J. Wang (BNL, USA)