Author: Harvey, M.
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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.