Professor Richard D'Arcy MA, MSci, PhD

Associate Professor of Particle Accelerator Physics, Department of Physics
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Fellow and Tutor in Physics

Professor D'Arcy teaches Mathematical Methods for Physicists (CP3 and CP4) in the first year and Electromagnetism and Optics (A2) in the second year.

Research interests: 

His research specialism is in Particle Accelerator Physics, specifically in the development of Novel Accelerator Technology for the miniaturisation and increased proliferation of particle accelerators. In recent years he has taken a leading role in the research of Plasma-Wakefield Accelerators, with a particular interest in answering the ‘luminosity question’ of plasma accelerators through high-repetition-rate and high-average-power operation.

Selected publications: 

R. D’Arcy et al., “Recovery time of a plasma-wakefield accelerator”, Nature 603, 58-62 (2022)
S. Bohlen et al., “In-situ measurement of electron energy evolution in a laser-plasma accelerator”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 244801 (2022)
C. A. Lindstrøm et al., “Energy-spread preservation and high efficiency in a plasma-wakefield accelerator”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 014801 (2022)
G. Boyle et al., “Reduced model of plasma evolution in hydrogen discharge capillary plasmas”, Phys. Rev. E 104, 015211 (2021)
S. Schröder et al., “High-resolution sampling of beam-driven plasma wakefields”, Nature Communications 11, 5984 (2020)
R. D’Arcy et al., “Tunable plasma-based energy dechirper”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 034801 (2019)
R. D’Arcy et al., “FLASHForward: plasma-wakefield-accelerator science for high-average-power applications”, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 377 : 20180392 (2019)