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The 6th International Conference

Channeling 2014 - Charged & Neutral Particles Channeling Phenomena

Capri (NA), Italy, October 5-10, 2014
The Hotel "La Residenza"

organized by

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareLaboratori Nazionali di Frascati (INFN LNF)
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

in cooperation with and sponsored by
EPS – European Physical Society
SIF – Italian Physical Society
HadronPhysics3 – FP7 EU Project
SBAI, Sapienza University of Rome
RAS P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute
National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
Research Consortium “Hypatia”
EuCARD-2 XBEAM – Enhanced European Coordination
for Advanced Research & Development

X Channel Srl
PI miCos GmbH

Conference chairmen

S.B. Dabagov (INFN LNF & RAS LPI)
L. Palumbo (URLS & INFN LNF)
F. Zimmermann (CERN)

Conference Secretaries

D. Pierluigi (INFN LNF)
F. Casarin (INFN LNF)

The international conferences "Charged & Neutral Particles Channeling Phenomena - Channeling", headed by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in collaboration with Italian and other world centres and research initiatives, are unique meetings devoted to the discussion on advances in physics of coherent/incoherent scattering of relativistic and nonrelativistic hadrons and leptons (protons, ions, electrons, muons and related antiparticles) in strong electromagnetic fields of various origins and structures, amorphous and crystalline, laser and plasma. The “Channeling” topics cover fundamental research aspects, from theoretical to experimental, together with several well-known techniques for applications in scientific instrumentation both for large-scale experiments at famous accelerator centres and for laboratory table-top studies. Channeling 2014 is being organized by INFN together with CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research where intense studies on the use of relativistic beams channeling for the beam collimation have been performing since long time.


Previous editions of the “Channeling” conferences, starting from Channeling 2004 and Channeling 2006 held at the National Laboratories of Frascati (LNF) and followed by Channeling 2008 (Erice), and Channeling 2010 (Ferrara), have demonstrated a growing interest of the researchers involved in continuosly reinforced collaboration programs, some of which boasts more than 35 years of history. The last one, Channeling 2012 hosted by the Comune of Alghero, has featured more than 140 presentations, including invited lectures as well as oral and poster reports, by the researchers representing 17 contries from Europe, America and Asia.


Since the first Channeling meeting we have prepared five books of proceedings. 
The proceedings of the Frascati conferences were published by SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering (Proc. of SPIE, Vol. 5974 and Vol. 6634), those of the Erice meeting - by World Scientific as a special issue of "The Science and Culture Series - Physics". The Channeling 2010 proceedings were published by the Italian Physical Society as a special volume of Nuovo Cimento C, as well as, separately, in form of a book "Channeling 2010". The main contributions to Channeling 2012 were issued as a dedicated volume of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, and in addition as a book entitled “Channeling 2012”. The total number of published scientific papers in the conference proceedings since 2004 exceeds 300. Each proceedings was dedicated to one well known physisict, who in the past strongly contributed to the research in some specific branches of the physics of beam interactions in intense electromagnetic fields, delivering new ideas and knowledge to the community. Namely, the aforementioned books were devoted to the memories of Hans A. Bethe, Mikhail L. Ter-Mikaelyan, Jens Lindhard, Vitaly L. Ginzburg, Vladimir N. Baier, and Giordano Diambrini Palazzi, respectively.


In 2012 "Channeling" Awards for significant contribution in channeling and related phenomena physics were introduced. The first award winners were Mikhail I. Ryazanov (MEPhI, Moscow), Richard A. Carrigan, Jr. (FNAL, Batavia), and Edward N. Tsyganov (UTSMC, Dallas).


The "Channeling" conference represents a tantalizing opportunity for the wide interdisciplinary community to gain information about present and future research projects in the field of relativistic/nonrelativistic beams and various radiations interaction in solids as well as radiation fluxes propagation in micro- and nanochannel structures of various origin and periodicity. In particular, this conference series has proven  important both for  experts and for young scientists with interest in undertaking new investigations following the foreseen development of next generation accelerators and photon sources,  as well as an excellent opportunity for exploring and discussing new international initiatives in beams shaping/penetration science, such as channeling of beams/radiations and related studies.


We are looking for the widest possible participation in Channeling 2014 and, in particular, we are encouraging presentations and involvement of younger colleagues.