Compact Linear Collider (CLIC)

The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) is a concept for a future linear particle accelerator that aims to explore the next energy frontier


  • CLIC would collide electrons with positrons and is currently the only mature option for a multi-TeV linear collider
  • The accelerator would be between 11 km and 50 km long and is proposed to be built at CERN, with first beams around 2035
  • The CLIC accelerator is based on a novel two-beam acceleration technique at an acceleration gradient of 100 MV/m
  • Its staged construction would provide collisions at three centre-of-mass energies up to 3 TeV for optimal physics reach
  • CLIC is a global project of more than 70 institutes in more than 30 countries. It consists of two collaborations: the CLIC detector and physics collaboration (CLICdp), and the CLIC accelerator study






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