Author: Andreazza, W.
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MOPFI059 Design and Performance of the Beam Transfer Lines for the HIE-ISOLDE Project 416
  • A.S. Parfenova, W. Andreazza, J. Bauche, E.D. Cantero, P. Farantatos, M.A. Fraser, B. Goddard, Y. Kadi, A.J. Kolehmainen, D. Lanaia, M. Martino, R. Mompo, E. Siesling, A.G. Sosa, M.A. Timmins, G. Vandoni, D. Voulot, E.S. Zografos
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Beam design and beam optics studies for the HIE-ISOLDE transfer lines have been carried out in MadX, and benchmarked against Trace3D results. Magnet field errors and alignment imperfections leading to deviations from design parameters have been treated explicitly, and the sensitivity of the machine's lattice to different individual error sources was studied. As a result, the tolerances for the various error-contributions have been specified for the different equipment systems. The design choices for the expected magnet field and power supply quality, alignment tolerances, instrument resolution and physical aperture were validated. The methodology and results of the studies are presented.  
MOPME072 Performance Tests of a Short Faraday Cup Designed for HIE-ISOLDE 646
  • E.D. Cantero, W. Andreazza, E. Bravin, M.A. Fraser, D. Lanaia, A.G. Sosa, D. Voulot
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Funding: E.D.C, D.L. and A.S. acknowledge CATHI Marie Curie ITN: EU-FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN Project number 264330. M.A.F acknowledges co-funding by the European Commission (Grant agreement PCOFUND-GA-2010-267194)
The On-Line Isotope Mass Separator (ISOLDE) facility at CERN is being upgraded in order to deliver higher energy and intensity radioactive beams. The final setup will consist in replacing the energy variable part of the normal conducting REX post-accelerator with superconducting cavities. In order to preserve the beam emittance, the drift space between the cryomodules housing these cavities has been kept to a minimum. As a consequence, the longitudinal space available for beam diagnostics is severely limited in the inter-cryomodule regions. A Faraday cup (FC) will be installed to measure beam currents, and due to the tight spatial constraints, its length is much smaller than usual. This poses a great challenge when trying to avoid the escape of ion-induced secondary electrons, which would falsify the current measurement. Two prototypes of such a short FC have therefore been tested at REX-ISOLDE using several beam intensities and energies, with the aim of determining its accuracy. In this paper the experimental results obtained for the two prototype cups are presented together with numerical calculations of the electrostatic fields that are produced inside the cup.
TUPFI063 Electromagnetic Coupling between High Intensity LHC Beams and the Synchrotron Radiation Monitor Light Extraction System 1493
  • F. Roncarolo, W. Andreazza, A. Bertarelli, E. Bravin, F. Caspers, M. Garlaschè, A. Goldblatt, J-J. Gras, O.R. Jones, T. Lefèvre, E. Métral, A.A. Nosych, B. Salvant, G. Trad, R. Veness, C. Vollinger, M. Wendt
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The CERN LHC is equipped with two Synchrotron Radiation Monitor systems used to characterise transverse and longitudinal beam distributions. Since the end of the 2011 LHC run the light extraction system, based on a retractable mirror, has suffered deformation and mechanical failure that is correlated to the increase in beam intensity. Temperature probes have associated these observations to a strong heating of the mirror support with a dependence on the longitudinal bunch length and shape, indicating the origin as electromagnetic coupling between the beam and the structure. This paper combines all this information with the aim of characterising and improving the system in view of its upgrade during the current LHC shutdown. Beam-based observations are presented along with electromagnetic and thermomechanical simulations and complemented by laboratory measurements, including the study of the RF properties of different mirror bulk and coating materials.