International workshop on next generation gamma-ray source

C. R. Howell, M. W. Ahmed, A. Afanasev, D. Alesini, J. R.M. Annand, A. Aprahamian, D. L. Balabanski, S. V. Benson, A. Bernstein, C. R. Brune, J. Byrd, B. E. Carlsten, A. E. Champagne, S. Chattopadhyay, D. Davis, E. J. Downie, J. M. Durham, G. Feldman, H. Gao, C. G.R. GeddesH. W. Grießhammer, R. Hajima, H. Hao, D. Hornidge, J. Isaak, R. V.F. Janssens, D. P. Kendellen, M. A. Kovash, P. P. Martel, U. G. Meißner, R. Miskimen, B. Pasquini, D. R. Phillips, N. Pietralla, D. Savran, M. R. Schindler, M. H. Sikora, W. M. Snow, R. P. Springer, C. Sun, C. Tang, B. Tiburzi, A. P. Tonchev, W. Tornow, C. A. Ur, D. Wang, H. R. Weller, V. Werner, Y. K. Wu, J. Yan, Z. Zhao, A. Zilges, F. Zomer

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A workshop on The Next Generation Gamma-Ray Source sponsored by the Office of Nuclear Physics at the Department of Energy, was held November 17-19, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland. The goals of the workshop were to identify basic and applied research opportunities at the frontiers of nuclear physics that would be made possible by the beam capabilities of an advanced laser Compton beam facility. To anchor the scientific vision to realistically achievable beam specifications using proven technologies, the workshop brought together experts in the fields of electron accelerators, lasers, and optics to examine the technical options for achieving the beam specifications required by the most compelling parts of the proposed research programs. An international assembly of participants included current and prospective γ-ray beam users, accelerator and light-source physicists, and federal agency program managers. Sessions were organized to foster interactions between the beam users and facility developers, allowing for information sharing and mutual feedback between the two groups. The workshop findings and recommendations are summarized in this whitepaper.

Original languageEnglish
Article number010502
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2022

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  • Compton scattering
  • gamma-ray
  • hadronic parity violation
  • low-energy QCD
  • nuclear astrophysics
  • nuclear structure
  • nuclear theory

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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