Eric Prebys and collaborators receive $2.5 million to support particle accelerator research

Eric Prebys, Professor of

Physics and Director of the UC Davis Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, is

leading a project to develop a new tool based on synthetic diamond

semiconductors that will be used to evaluate the performance of particle

accelerators and X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers, known as XFELs.

Collaborating institutions for the advanced detectors project include UC

Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, Los Alamos National Laboratory

and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. "This project leverages the

unique expertise at each of the collaborating universities and labs,

particularly the expertise in diamond detector development at Los

Alamos" said Prebys. "I'm very excited to be working with these

institutions and this group of collaborators."