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Title Studies of Capture and Flat-Bottom Losses in the SPS
  • M. Schwarz, H. Bartosik, E. Chapochnikova, A. Lasheen, J. Repond, H. Timko
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Abstract One of the strong limitations for reaching higher beam intensities in the SPS, the injector of the LHC at CERN, are particle losses at flat bottom that increase with beam intensity. In this paper, different sources of these losses are investigated for two available SPS optics, using both measurements and simulations. Part of the losses originate from the PS-to-SPS bunch-to-bucket transfer, because the PS bunches are rotated in longitudinal phase space before injection and do not completely fit into the SPS RF bucket. The injection losses due to different injected bunch distributions were analyzed. Furthermore, at high intensities the transient beam loading in the SPS has a strong impact, which is (partially) compensated by the LLRF system. The effect of the present and future upgraded one-turn delay feedback system and phase loop on flat-bottom losses was studied using the longitudinal tracking code BLonD. Finally, the total particle losses are also affected by limitations in the SPS momentum aperture, visible for higher RF capture voltages in optics with lower transition energy and higher dispersion.
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Conference HB2018, Daejeon, Korea
Series ICFA Advanced Beam Dynamics Workshop (61st)
Proceedings Link to full HB2018 Proccedings
Session WG-A
Date 19-Jun-18   16:00–18:00
Main Classification Beam Dynamics in Rings
Keywords simulation, impedance, optics, injection, beam-loading
Publisher JACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany)
ISBN 978-3-95450-202-8
Published July 2018
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