The 7th International Conference
Channeling 2016 - Charged & Neutral Particles Channeling Phenomena
Sirmione - Desenzano del Garda, September 25 - 30, 2016
The Hotel Acquaviva del Garda
in cooperation with and sponsored by
EPS – European Physical Society
SIF – Italian Physical Society
SBAI, Sapienza University of Rome
RAS P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute
Research Consortium Hypatia
X Channel Srl
Frascati Scienza Society
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 2016 is being organized by INFN together with CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research and MEPhI - National Research Nuclear University where intense studies on interaction of relativistic particles interactions in crystals have been performing since long time.
Additionally to typical scientific program composed by the Channeling Primer and various conference's sessions separated by the topics, Channeling 2016 will host two mini-workshops, the mini-workshop "Simulation Techniques for Particle Dynamics in Ordered Structures" and, already known meeting, the 8th AGTaX - Advanced Generation of THz and X-ray beams mini-workshop (for details, see in Abstracts & Program).
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), Channeling 2010 (Ferrara), and Channeling 2012 (Alghero) have demonstrated a growing interest of the researchers involved in continuosly reinforced collaboration programs, some of which boasts more than 35 years of history. Channeling 2014 (Capri) has defined by quasi 200 presentations, including invited lectures as well as oral and poster reports, by the researchers representing 19 contries from Europe, America and Asia.
Since the first Channeling meeting we have prepared 10 books/special volumes 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" (SIF). The main contributions to Channeling 2012 and Channeling 2014 were issued as dedicated volumes of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, and in addition as books entitled “Channeling 2012” (MEPhI) and "Channeling 2014" (MEPhI), respectively. 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, Giordano Diambrini Palazzi, Muradin Kumakhov, respectively.