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Workshop on Sources of Polarized Electrons and High Brightness Electron Beams
October 1-3, 2008
CEBAF Center, Jefferson Lab
Newport News, VA

Note: SPIN2008 hosted by University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, October 6 - 11, 2008

Proceedings Submissions

Dear PESP2008 Contributors,

It's time to start writing your PESP2008 paper. PESP2008 Proceedings will be published as part of the SPIN2008 Proceedings, by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) in print and electronic versions that will be identical. Instructions for authors, templates and other information can be found at We will use the 6 x 9 inch format.

After speaking with Dr. Don Crabb of the University of Virginia and chair of SPIN2008, we think it is best that you send me your paper in original Latex or MS Word file format, along with a pdf version, and I will organize all PESP papers into one file and forward to him. In addition, all authors must complete and sign an AIP Copyright Transfer agreement available at the AIP website. This form would need to be mailed to me via conventional post.

Speakers and poster presenters are allowed 5 pages and the deadline for submission of your paper to me is

December 31, 2008.

For those of you that attended SPIN, your registration fee covers the cost of the PESP/SPIN Proceedings. For those of you that did not attend SPIN, I am working with Don Crabb to determine what the Proceedings will cost you. I apologize for not having considered this detail when setting PESP registration fees. Of course my intention is to make the Proceedings very affordable. Have I forgotten anything? Please don't hesitate to ask questions.

Best regards,


Sessions begin Wednesday, October 1, with registration from 7:30 to 8:30
Sessions end Friday afternoon at 5:00 pm
Wednesday evening reception
Thursday evening reception/poster session and dinner
Authors: Bring your talk on a memory stick!

Workshops on Polarized Electrons have been conducted since 1988. These workshops provide an excellent venue for reporting progress in the field of polarized electron beam generation, and have contributed significantly toward development of successful physics programs at today's nuclear and high energy accelerator facilities. New initiatives such as the International Linear Collider, the Compact Linear Collider, and electron/ion collider proposals ELIC and eRHIC will likely also benefit from the creative spirit of these workshops.

Jefferson Lab will host the next polarized electron source workshop, October 1-3, 2008 (preceding the International SPIN Symposium, as is customary). Besides the usual status reports from laboratories and research groups worldwide, the workshop agenda will focus on recent developments related to high polarization photocathodes, UHV/XHV vacuum research, support for parity-violation experiments, drive lasers, gun and photo-injector modeling, load-locked gun designs, high voltage handling, field emission suppression and electron beam polarimetry. Workshop organizers expect to attract participants from the research field known as "spintronics" which hopes to exploit the spin nature of electrons to develop commercial applications such as enhanced data storage and optical computing. Sessions will be devoted to programs using high current unpolarized GaAs photoguns, a field with many shared technological challenges.

Related Sites

The 18th International Symposium on Spin Physics (SPIN2008)

Center for Injectors and Sources

Local Organizing Committee:
M. Fazenbaker (conference secretary)
J. Grames
C. Hernandez-Garcia
M. Poelker (chair)
M. Stutzman
R. Suleiman