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Title: Prospect of Studying Nonperturbative QED with Beam-Beam Collisions

Abstract

We demonstrate the experimental feasibility of probing the fully nonperturbative regime of quantum electrodynamics with a 100 GeV-class particle collider. By using tightly compressed and focused electron beams, beamstrahlung radiation losses can be mitigated, allowing the particles to experience extreme electromagnetic fields. Three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations confirm the viability of this approach. The experimental forefront envisaged has the potential to establish a novel research field and to stimulate the development of a new theoretical methodology for this yet unexplored regime of strong-field quantum electrodynamics.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [1];  [3];  [1];  [4];  [3];  [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  2. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences
  3. Univ. of Lisbon, Lisbon (Portugal). Inst. of Superior Tecnico (IST), GoLP/Inst. de Plasmas e Fusao Nuclear
  4. Heinrich-Heine Univ., Dusseldorf (Germany)
  5. National Research Nuclear Univ., MEPhI, Moscow (Russian Federation)
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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532491
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1513046
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; FWP100331; 361969338; 367991447; 695008; SFRH/IF/01780/2013; PD/BD/114323/2016; 02.a03.21.0005; 16-02-00963; 19-02-00643; 17-12-276-1
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 122; Journal Issue: 19; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

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Yakimenko, V., Meuren, S., Del Gaudio, F., Baumann, C., Fedotov, A., Fiuza, F., Grismayer, T., Hogan, M. J., Pukhov, A., Silva, L. O., and White, G. Prospect of Studying Nonperturbative QED with Beam-Beam Collisions. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.122.190404.
Yakimenko, V., Meuren, S., Del Gaudio, F., Baumann, C., Fedotov, A., Fiuza, F., Grismayer, T., Hogan, M. J., Pukhov, A., Silva, L. O., & White, G. Prospect of Studying Nonperturbative QED with Beam-Beam Collisions. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.122.190404.
Yakimenko, V., Meuren, S., Del Gaudio, F., Baumann, C., Fedotov, A., Fiuza, F., Grismayer, T., Hogan, M. J., Pukhov, A., Silva, L. O., and White, G. Thu . "Prospect of Studying Nonperturbative QED with Beam-Beam Collisions". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.122.190404.
@article{osti_1532491,
title = {Prospect of Studying Nonperturbative QED with Beam-Beam Collisions},
author = {Yakimenko, V. and Meuren, S. and Del Gaudio, F. and Baumann, C. and Fedotov, A. and Fiuza, F. and Grismayer, T. and Hogan, M. J. and Pukhov, A. and Silva, L. O. and White, G.},
abstractNote = {We demonstrate the experimental feasibility of probing the fully nonperturbative regime of quantum electrodynamics with a 100 GeV-class particle collider. By using tightly compressed and focused electron beams, beamstrahlung radiation losses can be mitigated, allowing the particles to experience extreme electromagnetic fields. Three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations confirm the viability of this approach. The experimental forefront envisaged has the potential to establish a novel research field and to stimulate the development of a new theoretical methodology for this yet unexplored regime of strong-field quantum electrodynamics.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevlett.122.190404},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 19,
volume = 122,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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