Understanding of the CERN-SPS Horizontal Instability with Multiple Bunches
C. Zannini, H. Bartosik, M. Carlà, K.S.B. Li, E. Métral, G. Rumolo, B. Salvant
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
ESRF, Grenoble, France
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
At the end of 2018, an instability with multiple bunches has been consistently observed during high intensity studies at the CERN-SPS. This instability could be a significant limitation to achieve the bunch intensity expected after the LHC Injector Upgrade (LIU). Therefore, a deep understanding of the phenomena is essential to identify the best mitigation strategy. Extensive simulation studies have been performed to explore the consistency of the current SPS model, give a possible interpretation of the instability mechanism and outline some possible cures.
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