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The codes that we bring together in BLAST have helped optimize the design and operation of many of the most prominent accelerators of recent years and those yet to come. As we develop this page, it will contain links to articles about each of these uses.


The IMPACT code suite has been applied to studies of halo formation and coupling resonance in high intensity beams, microbunching instability in high brightness electron linac, beam dynamics in photoinjectors and streak cameras, and beam dynamics. It has been applied to a variety of accelerators, including

  • The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) linac
  • The J-PARC driver linac in the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex
  • The Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA) driver linac for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University
  • The CERN superconducting linac
  • The Low Energy Demonstration Accelerator (LEDA) halo experiment at LANL
  • KoRIA, a planned rare-isotope facility in the Republic of Korea
  • The Chinese Accelerator Driven System (C-ADS), a future accelerator-based subcritical system for waste transmutation
  • The Proton Synchrotron (PS) at CERN, which is being used in the Large Hadron Accelerator (LHC) injection chain


  • Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
  • Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)
  • Tevatron
  • KEKB


  • Heavy ion inertial fusion energy (HIF) and high energy density physics with laboratory plasma (HED-LP) machines including Neutralized Drift Compression Experiment (NDCX-II) and
  • CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS)
  • Laser-plasma acceleration, including the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA)
  • Low-energy beam transport systems (LEBTs)
  • Antihydrogen experiments

Here is an extensive list of Warp applications, organized by discipline.


  • Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) as LHC injector


The code INF&RNO has been designed to perform basic physics studies and modeling of experiments concerning, in general, plasma-based accelerators and, more specifically, laser-plasma accelerators. It is used to support the on-going experimental activities of the BELLA (Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator) Center.