Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators

 CASA Staff



Rui Li
Staff Scientist

    Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators
    Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
    12050 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. 704
    Newport News, VA 23606
    757-269-7096 (phone)
    757-269-5024 (fax)

  • M.S./Ph.D., Physics, University of Maryland, 1990
  • B.S., Physics, Peking University, 1984

  • Staff Scientist, Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators, Jefferson Lab, 1990 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, Virginia Tech, 2013 - Present

Prizes and Awards:
  • Outstanding Referee Award for the Journals of American Physical Society, 2010

Research Highlights:
  • Collective effects of high intensity charged beams in accelerators

  • Effects of coherent synchrotron radiation and space charge on the dyamics of high-brightness beams

  • Impedance and its effect on bunch dynamics due to the interaction of beams with the vacuum chamber of non-uniform geometry or resistive wall effects

  • Beam-beam effects in a linac-ring or a ring-ring collider

  • Fundamental electrodynamics in collective interaction of particles on a curved orbit

  • Analysis of Maxwell-Vlasov equations for the study of collective instabilities in beam physics

  • Self-consistent simulation of collective particle interaction based on first principles, including CSR and beam-beam simulations.

  • Measurements of phase space evolution of high brightness beams on accelerator facilities

Selected Recent Publications:
  • "Curvature-induced bunch self-interaction for an energy-chirped bunch in magnetic bends”
    R. Li
    Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams, 11, 024401 (2008).

  • “Sensitivity of the CSR self-interaction to the local longitudinal charge concentration of an electron bunch”
    R. Li
    Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 475, p. 498 (2001).

  • “Sustained Kilowatt Lasing in a Free-Electron Laser with Same-Cell Energy Recovery”
    G.R. Neil, C.L. Bohn, S.V. Benson, G. Biallas, D. Douglas, H.F. Dylla, R. Evans, J. Fugitt, A. Grippo, J. Gubeli, R. Hill, K. Jordan, R. Li, L. Merminga, P. Piot, J. Preble, M. Shinn, T. Siggins, R. Walker, and B. Yunn
    Physical Review Letters, 84, 662 (2000).

  • “Emittance growth and energy loss due to coherent synchrotron radiation in a bunch compressor urvature-induced bunch”
    H.H. Braun, R. Corsini, L. Groening, F. Zhou, A. Kabel, T. O.Raubenheimer, R. Li, T. Limberg
    Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 3, 124402 (2000).

Seminars and Conference Presentations:
  • "Updates on the 2D CSR Effects", R. Li, 6th Microbunching Instability Workshop, Trieste (2014)

  • "Effects of Potential Energy Spread on Particle Dynamics in Magnetic Bending Systems", R. Li, Proc. 36th Int'l. Free Electron Laser Conference, Basal (2014)

  • "The Early Studies of Beam-Beam Effects in a Linac-Ring Collider", EIC14, Newport News (2014)

  • "Overview of Theory and Simulation of Microbunching Instability", 5th Microbunching Instability Workshop, Pohang (2013)

  • "Radial Eigenmodes for a Toroidal Waveguide with Rectangular Cross Section", R. Li, Proc. 2012 Int'l. Particle Accelerator Conference, New Orleans (2012)

  • "Two-dimensional Effects on the CSR Interaction Forces for an Energy Chirped Bunch", the CSR Workshop, Canadian Light Source (2010)

  • "New Particle-In-Cell Code for Numerical Simulation of Coherent Synchrotron Radiation", B. Terzic and R. Li, Proc. 2010 Int'l. Particle Accelerator Conference, Kyoto (2010)

  • "Discussions on the cancellation effect on a circular orbit", R. Li, Ya.S. Derbenev, Proc. 2005 Particle Accelerator Conference, Knoxville (2005)

  • Cancellation Effects in CSR Induced Bunch Transverse Dynamics in Bends", R. Li, Proc. 2002 European Particle Accelerator Conference, Paris (2002)

Complete list of Publications

Professional Activities:
  • Institutional PI for the Community Petascale Project for Accelerator Science and Simulation (COMPASS), a multilab SciDac project of DOE (2007 - 2012)
  • Member of the Doctoral Thesis Award Committee for the Division of Physics of Beams in the American Physical Society (2007 - 2009)
  • Member of the Scientific Program Committee for several International workshops
  • Mentor for young staff scientists, PhD students, undergraduate and high school students