Author: Morris, 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.  
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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