Author: Cornelis, K.
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TUPPR094 SPS Transverse Beam Scraping and LHC Injection Losses 2050
  • L.N. Drosdal, W. Bartmann, C. Bracco, K. Cornelis, B. Goddard, V. Kain, M. Meddahi, E. Veyrunes
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Machine protection sets strict requirements for the quality of the injected beam, in particular in the transverse plane. Losses at aperture restrictions and protection elements have to be kept at a minimum. Particles in the beam tails are lost at the tight transfer line collimators and can trigger the LHC beam abort system. These particles have to be removed by scrapers in the vertical and horizontal plane in the SPS. Scraping has become vital for high intensity LHC operation. This paper shows the dependence of injection quality on the SPS scraping and discusses an improved scraper setting up strategy for better reproducibility with the current scraper system.  
WEPPR072 Increasing Instability Thresholds in the SPS by Lowering Transition Energy 3096
  • H. Bartosik, G. Arduini, T. Argyropoulos, T. Bohl, S. Cettour-Cave, K. Cornelis, J. Esteban Muller, W. Höfle, Y. Papaphilippou, G. Rumolo, B. Salvant, E.N. Shaposhnikova
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  A new optics for the SPS with lower transition energy was tested experimentally during 2010-2011, showing a significant increase of the single bunch instability thresholds at injection, due to the 3-fold increase of the slip factor. This paper summarizes the series of performed machine studies for different LHC bunch structures and intensities. In particular, the search of the TMCI threshold in the new optics is presented. Observations on the longitudinal multi-bunch stability are compared between the nominal and the low-transition optics. Finally, optics variants with higher vertical tunes are discussed, which can allow to further increase the TMCI and vertical instability thresholds by reducing the vertical beta function.  
THPPP012 Performance of the CERN Heavy Ion Production Complex 3752
  • D. Manglunki, M. E. Angoletta, H. Bartosik, G. Bellodi, A. Blas, T. Bohl, C. Carli, E. Carlier, S. Cettour Cave, K. Cornelis, H. Damerau, I. Efthymiopoulos, A. Findlay, S.S. Gilardoni, S. Hancock, J.M. Jowett, D. Kuchler, S. Maury, M. O'Neil, Y. Papaphilippou, S. Pasinelli, R. Scrivens, G. Tranquille, B. Vandorpe, U. Wehrle, J. Wenninger
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The second LHC ion run took place at 1.38 A TeV/c per beam in autumn 2011; more than 100 inverse microbarns was accumulated by each of the experiments. In addition, the LHC injector chain delivered primary Pb and secondary Be ion beams to fixed target experiments in the North Area. This paper presents the current performance of the heavy ion production complex, and prospects to further improve it in the near future.