Author: Marr, G.J.
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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.  
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.