Collaboration with INFN often involves draining of unique-shaped, large dewars of opaque liquid.
The UCLA/INFN-ENEA Collaboration
UCLA PBPL and INFN-ENEA have collaborated on high brightness beam and FEL physics since the early 1990's. Initial efforts were aimed at improving the theory and modeling of high brightness electron beams and FELs, with some collaboration also on the construction of the TESLA Test Facility. These efforts involved Luca Serafini, Rodolfo Bonifacio, Carlo Pagani, Paolo Pierini and Paolo Michelato in Milano, and also Massimo Ferrario, Luca Giannessi and Marcello Quattromini.
In more recent times, Prof. Rosenzweig has visited Frascati/Roma on sabbatical in 2003, as Visiting Professor at the Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", and as visiting scientist at Laboratori Nazionale di Frascati (INFN-LNF). In this time, a larger collaboration developed surrounding the SPARC high brigthness beam and SASE FEL project at Frascati, which is seen as a pre-cursor to the SPARX short wavelength FEL. This collaboration includes:
The SPARC/SPARX project: UCLA has undertaken the design and production of the SPARC photoinjector gun and solenoid, and also is aiding in beam diagnostic development. The SPARC technical design report was co-edited by Prof. Rosenzweig, and the optimization of the SPARC gun and FEL has have significant UCLA involvement. For more information, see the links to the left.
RF deflector-based measurements: Ultra-fast measurements based on rf deflection techniques are under joint development for use at SPARC and Neptune.
High brightness beam physics: superconducting rf photoinjector designs are now under joint study, as is the role of space-charge in bending systems.
INFN has joined the VISA II/Compressor experiment at BNL and is developing beam and radiation diagnostics.
INFN-Milano is collaborating with UCLA on FROG measurements for VISA II and on diamond cathode testing.
Future collaboration in Inverse Compton Scattering experiments is now being explored.
Current collaborators at INFN-ENEA include Luigi Palumbo, Carlo Vicario, Massimo Ferrario, David Alesini, Ilario Boscolo, Simone Cialdi, Bruno Spataro, Cristina Vaccarezza, Manuela Boscolo, Franco Tazzioli, Valeria Fusco, Luca Serafini, Luca Giannessi and Marcello Quattromini.