Accelerator R&D Division



The eRHIC group of the Accelerator R&D Division carries out R&D towards a future Electron Ion Collider. The BNL / C-AD proposed machine is based on using RHIC as the polarized proton / ion machine, and using a high-current Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) as the electron machine.  This is called eRHIC. A staged approach to eRHIC has been developed.


The eRHIC R&D program is headed by Vladimir Litvinenko.


The web pages of eRHIC R&D program are at


Electron-Ion Collider Accelerator Design



Additional program elements:

The ERL R&D program

The High-Current Polarized Electron Gun R&D

Coherent Electron Cooling

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