Author: Frasciello, O.
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MOPOR010 Impedance Measurements and Simulations on the TCTP and TDI LHC Collimators 610
  • N. Biancacci, F. Caspers, A. Grudiev, J. Kuczerowski, I. Lamas Garcia, A. Lechner, E. Métral, A. Passarelli, A. Perillo Marcone, B. Salvant, J.A. Uythoven
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • O. Frasciello, M. Zobov
    INFN/LNF, Frascati (Roma), Italy
  • A. Mostacci
    Rome University La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
  • N. Mounet
    EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  The LHC collimation system is a critical element for the safe operation of the LHC machine and is subject to continuous performance monitoring, hardware upgrade and optimization. In this work we will address the impact on impedance of the upgrades performed on the TDI injection protection collimator, where the absorber material has been changed to mitigate the device heating observed in machine operation, and on selected secondary (TCS) and tertiary (TCT) collimators, where beam position monitors (BPM) have been embedded for faster jaw alignment. Concerning the TDI, we will present the RF measurements performed before and after the upgrade, comparing the result to heating and tune shift beam measurements. For the TCTs, we will study how the higher order modes (HOM) introduced by the BPM addition have been cured by means of ferrite placement in the device. The impedance mitigation campaign has been supported by RF measurements whose results are in good agreement with GdfidL and CST simulations. The presence of undamped low frequency modes is proved not to be detrimental to the safe LHC operation.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-MOPOR010  
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