Author: Ahrens, L. A.
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MOPPC024 Modelling of the AGS Using Zgoubi - Status 181
  • F. Méot, L. A. Ahrens, Y. Dutheil, J.W. Glenn, H. Huang, T. Roser, V. Schoefer, N. Tsoupas
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  A computer model, based on the ray-tracing code Zgoubi, is being developed in view of on-line simulation of the RHIC injector AGS, and of beam and spin dynamics simulations and studies in the presence of the cold and warm helical partial snakes. A status of this work is given here.  
MOPPC025 RHIC Polarized Proton Operation in Run 12 184
  • V. Schoefer, L. A. Ahrens, A. Anders, E.C. Aschenauer, G. Atoian, M. Bai, J. Beebe-Wang, M. Blaskiewicz, J.M. Brennan, K.A. Brown, D. Bruno, R. Connolly, T. D'Ottavio, A. Dion, K.A. Drees, W. Fischer, C.J. Gardner, J.W. Glenn, X. Gu, M. Harvey, T. Hayes, L.T. Hoff, H. Huang, R.L. Hulsart, A. Kirleis, J.S. Laster, C. Liu, Y. Luo, Y. Makdisi, G.J. Marr, A. Marusic, F. Méot, K. Mernick, R.J. Michnoff, M.G. Minty, C. Montag, J. Morris, S. Nemesure, A. Poblaguev, V. Ptitsyn, V.H. Ranjbar, G. Robert-Demolaize, T. Roser, W.B. Schmidke, F. Severino, D. Smirnov, K.S. Smith, D. Steski, S. Tepikian, D. Trbojevic, N. Tsoupas, J.E. Tuozzolo, G. Wang, M. Wilinski, K. Yip, A. Zaltsman, A. Zelenski, K. Zeno, S.Y. Zhang
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  Successful RHIC operation with polarized protons requires meeting demanding and sometimes competing goals for maximizing both luminosity and beam polarization. In Run 12 we sought to fully integrate into operation the many systems that were newly commissioned in Run 11 as well as to enhance collider performance with incremental improvements throughout the acceleration cycle. For luminosity maximization special attention was paid to several possible source of emittance dilution along the injector chain, in particular to optical matching during transfer between accelerators. Possible sources of depolarization in the AGS and RHIC were also investigated including the effects of local coupling and low frequency (10 Hz) oscillations in the vertical equilibrium orbit during the RHIC ramp. The results of a fine storage energy scan made in an effort to improve store polarization lifetime are also reported in this note.  
TUXA03 Increasing the AGS Beam Polarization with 80 Tune Jumps 1015
  • V. Schoefer, L. A. Ahrens, M. Bai, E.D. Courant, W. Fu, C.J. Gardner, J.W. Glenn, H. Huang, F. Lin, A.U. Luccio, J.-L. Mi, J. Morris, P.J. Rosas, T. Roser, P. Thieberger, N. Tsoupas, A. Zelenski, K. Zeno
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  Vertical depolarizing resonances in the AGS are removed by partial Siberian snakes. These magnets move the stable spin direction and lead to horizontal depolarizing resonances. The tune jump quadrupole system increases the crossing rate for horizontal resonances by a factor of six. This presentation will review the fundamental mechanism of depolarizing resonances, the partial Siberian snake solution and describe recent experimental evidence at the AGS demonstrating improvements to beam polarization and the beam dynamics challenges posed by the tune jump.  
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WEPPR018 Beam Experiments towards High-intensity Beams in RHIC 2979
  • C. Montag, L. A. Ahrens, M. Blaskiewicz, J.M. Brennan, K.A. Drees, W. Fischer, T. Hayes, H. Huang, K. Mernick, G. Robert-Demolaize, K.S. Smith, R. Than, P. Thieberger, K. Yip, K. Zeno, S.Y. Zhang
    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.
Proton bunch intensities in RHIC will be increased from 2*1011 to 3*1011 protons per bunch to increase the luminosity, together with head-on beam-beam compensation using electron lenses. To study the feasibility of the intensity increase, beam experiments are being performed. Recent experimental results will be presented.
THPPD083 Analysis of Kicker Noise Induced Beam Emittance Growth 3710
  • W. Zhang, L. A. Ahrens, I. Blackler, M. Blaskiewicz, J.M. Brennan, W. Fischer, H. Hahn, H. Huang, N.A. Kling, M. Lafky, G.J. Marr, K. Mernick, J.-L. Mi, M.G. Minty, C. Naylor, T. Roser, J. Sandberg, T.C. Shrey, B. Van Kuik, A. Zelenski
    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.
Over the last few years, physicists have suspected the presence of noise acting on the RHIC beams observable as occasional emittance growth at high beam energies. While the noise was sporadic in the past, it became more persistent during the run-11 setup period. An investigation diagnosed the source as originating from the RHIC abort kicker system. Once identified the issue was quickly resolved. We report in this paper the investigation result, circuit analysis, measured and simulated waveforms, solutions, and future plans.
THPPD084 Analysis of Beam Loss Induced Abort Kicker Instability 3713
  • W. Zhang, L. A. Ahrens, W. Fischer, H. Hahn, J.-L. Mi, C. Pai, J. Sandberg, Y. Tan
    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.
Through more than a decade of operation, we have noticed the phenomena of beam loss induced kicker instability in the RHIC beam abort systems. In this study, we analyze the short term beam loss before abort kicker pre-fire events and operation conditions before capacitor failures. Beam loss has caused capacitor failures and elevated radiation level concentrated at failed end of capacitor has been observed. We are interested in beam loss induced radiation and heat dissipation in large oil filled capacitors and beam triggered thyratron conduction. We hope the analysis result would lead to better protection of the abort systems and improved stability of the RHIC operation.
THPPP030 Near Integer Tune for Polarization Preservation in the AGS 3797
  • N. Tsoupas, L. A. Ahrens, M. Bai, K.A. Brown, J.W. Glenn, H. Huang, W.W. MacKay, T. Roser, V. Schoefer, K. Zeno
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  Funding: *Work supported by the US Department of Energy.
The high energy (T=250 GeV) polarized proton beam experiments performed in RHIC, require high polarization of the beam. In order to preserve the polarization of the proton beam, during the acceleration in the AGS, which is the pre-injector to RHIC, two partial helical magnets* have been installed in AGS. In order to minimize the loss of the beam polarization due to the various intrinsic spin resonances occurring during the proton acceleration, we constrain the value of the vertical tune to be higher than 8.97. With the AGS running at near integer tune the perturbations caused by the partial helical magnets is large resulting in large beta and dispersion waves. To mitigate the adverse effect of the partial helices on the optics of the AGS, we have introduced compensation quads** in AGS. In this paper we present the beam optics of the AGS which ameliorates this effect of the partial helices.
* H. Huang, et al., Proc. EPAC06, p. 273, (2006).
** N. Tsoupas et al., Proc. PAC07, p. 3723 (2007).