Duncan has been at Daresbury since 2000 and was a member of the Magnetics & Radiation Sources Group since its inception in 2002 and now works in the Accelerator Physics Group. He works on accelerator physics topics and undulator design. For example, he was involved in designing the in-vacuum undulators for Diamond, an APPLE-II type undulator for the SRS and a superconducting helical undulator for the ILC positron source.

Duncan received his PhD from Liverpool University in 2008 for his work on the ILC positron source helical undulator. His thesis (PDF - link opens in a new window) looked at the magnet and vacuum design, radiation calculations, beam orbit and wakefields in the device.

Studying the effects of resistive and geometric wakefield effects for small aperture vessels at room and cryogenic temperature is the other main area of study for Duncan.

Duncan is currently on a leave of absence at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory where he is working in the Main Injector Department.

Duncan Scott's publications (link opens in a new window).