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MOPMB060 Upgrade of the LHC Schottky Monitor, Operational Experience and First Results 226
  • M. Betz, O.R. Jones, T. Lefèvre, M. Wendt
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The LHC Schottky system allows the measurement of beam parameters such as tune and chromaticity in an entirely non-invasive way by extracting information from the statistical fluctuations in the incoherent motion of particles. The system was commissioned in 2011 and provided satisfactory beam-parameter measurements during LHC run 1 for lead-ions. However, for protons its usability was substantially limited due to strong interfering signals originating from the coherent motion of the particle bunch. The system has recently been upgraded with optimized travelling-wave pick-ups and an improved 4.8~GHz microwave signal path, with the front-end and the triple down-mixing chain optimized to reduce coherent signals. Design and operational aspects for the complete system are shown and the results from measurements with LHC beams in Run II are presented and discussed.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-MOPMB060  
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MOPMR027 Employing Beam-Gas Interaction Vertices for Transverse Profile Measurements 296
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  • M.N. Rihl, A. Alexopoulos, V. Baglin, C. Barschel, E. Bravin, G. Bregliozzi, N. Chritin, B. Dehning, M. Ferro-Luzzi, C. Gaspar, M. Giovannozzi, R. Jacobsson, L.K. Jensen, O.R. Jones, N.J. Jurado, V. Kain, M. Kuhn, B. Luthi, P. Magagnin, R. Matev, N. Neufeld, J. Panman, V. Salustino Guimaraes, B. Salvant, R. Veness, S. Vlachos
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • A. Bay, F. Blanc, S. Gianì, G.J. Haefeli, P. Hopchev, T. Nakada, B. Rakotomiaramanana, O. Schneider, M. Tobin, Q.D. Veyrat, Z. Xu
    EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • R. Greim, W. Karpinski, T. Kirn, S. Schael, G. Schwering, M. Wlochal, A. von Dratzig
    RWTH, Aachen, Germany
  Interactions of high-energy beam particles with residual gas offer a unique opportunity to measure the beam profile in a non-intrusive fashion. Such a method was successfully pioneered* at the LHCb experiment using a silicon microstrip vertex detector. During the recent Large Hadron Collider shutdown at CERN, a demonstrator Beam-Gas Vertexing system based on eight scintillating-fibre modules was designed**, constructed and installed on Ring 2 to be operated as a pure beam diagnostics device. The detector signals are read out and collected with LHCb-type front-end electronics and a DAQ system consisting of a CPU farm. Tracks and vertices will be reconstructed to obtain a beam profile in real time. Here, first commissioning results are reported. The advantages and potential for future applications of this technique are discussed.
* LHCb collaboration, Journal of Instrumentation, 9, P12005
** P. Hopchev in Proc. of IPAC 2014, June 15-20, 2014, Dresden Germany
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TUPMR052 Commissioning Preparation of the AWAKE Proton Beam Line 1374
  • J.S. Schmidt, B. Biskup, C. Bracco, B. Goddard, R. Gorbonosov, M. Gourber-Pace, E. Gschwendtner, L.K. Jensen, O.R. Jones, V. Kain, S. Mazzoni, M. Meddahi
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The AWAKE experiment at CERN will use a proton bunch with an momentum of 400 GeV/c from the SPS to drive large amplitude wakefields in a plasma. This will require a ~830 m long transfer line from the SPS to the experiment. The prepa- rations for the beam commissioning of the AWAKE proton transfer line are presented in this paper. They include the detailed planning of the commissioning steps, controls and beam instrumentation specifications as well as operational tools, which are developed for the steering and monitoring of the beam line. The installation of the transfer line has been finished and first beam is planned in summer 2016.  
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