Author: Wilinski, M.
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TUPF24 Instrumentation for the Proposed Low Energy RHIC Electron Cooling Project 561
  • D.M. Gassner, A.V. Fedotov, D. Kayran, V. Litvinenko, R.J. Michnoff, T.A. Miller, M.G. Minty, I. Pinayev, M. Wilinski
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  Funding: Work supported by Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH10886 with the U.S. Department of Energy
There is a strong interest in running RHIC at low ion beam energies of 2.5-20GeV/nucleon; this is much lower than the typical operations with 100GeV/nucleon. The primary motivation for this effort is to explore the existence and location of the critical point on the QCD phase diagram. Electron cooling can increase the average integrated luminosity and increase the length of the stored lifetime. Simulations and conceptual cooling sub-system designs are underway. The present plan is to provide 10–50mA of bunched electron beam with adequate quality and an energy range of 0.9–5MeV. The preliminary cooling facility configuration planned to be fully inside the RHIC tunnel will include a 102.74MHz SRF gun, a booster cavity, a beam transport to the Blue ring to allow electron-ion co-propagation for ~10-20m, then a 180 degree u-turn electron transport so the same electron beam can similarly cool the Yellow ion beam, then to a dump. The electron beam instrumentation systems that will be described include current transformers, BPMs, profile monitors, a pepper pot emittance station and loss monitors.
poster icon Poster TUPF24 [1.588 MB]  
WEPC03 Brookhaven 200 MeV Linear Accelerator Beam Instrumentation Upgrade 656
  • O. Gould, B. Briscoe, D.M. Gassner, V. LoDestro, R.J. Michnoff, J. Morris, D. Raparia, K. Sanders, W. Shaffer, C. Theisen, M. Wilinski
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  • D. Persaud
    City College of The City University of New York, New York, USA
  The Brookhaven National Laboratory 200 MeV H LINAC beam instrumentation equipment has been in operation for four decades with various changes implemented over this period. There is a need to upgrade the entire beam instrumentation system of the LINAC to improve the diagnostics of the beam from the Low Energy Beam Transport Line through the LINAC and into the LINAC Booster Transfer Line and BLIP line. Profile Monitors, Current Monitors, Beam Position Monitors, Loss Radiation Monitors, and Emittance Measurement devices are to be designed and implemented over the next three years. This upgrade will improve the operation reliability, beam quality and beam losses. Additional improvements will be obtained by designing the beam instrumentation system to integrate with other proposed diagnostics and malfunction detection and display upgrades in the LINAC Control Room to improve the overall performance of the LINAC.  
poster icon Poster WEPC03 [18.356 MB]