The group of accelerator science and beam physics at the University of Chicago exploits novel concepts in accelerator science and technology, studies limitations affecting the acceleration, control, intensity and quality of particle beams at a fundamental level, and develops new approaches to overcome these limitations.

Specifically the group is:

understanding science that underlies recent dramatic improvements in the quality factor of superconducting radio-frequency cavities via nitrogen doping for efficient operations of bright beams, thus reducing capital and operational costs.

nitrogen doping
performing a proof-of-principle experiment for integrable accelerator lattice with highly non-linear optics whose innovative concept could suppress instabilities of bright beams and mitigate the effects of space charge and beam loss
non-linear motion
developing new mechanisms to produce bright X-rays, an indispensable tool for studying the atomic and molecular arrangement of materials