Author: Kotzian, G.
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TUPMR048 SPS Injection and Beam Quality for LHC Heavy Ions With 150 ns Kicker Rise Time 1360
  • B. Goddard, E. Carlier, L. Ducimetière, G. Kotzian, J.A. Uythoven
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • F.M. Velotti
    EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  As part of the LHC Injectors Upgrade project for LHC heavy ions, the SPS injection kicker system rise time needs reduction below its present 225 ns. One technically challenging option under consideration is the addition of fast Pulse Forming Lines in parallel to the existing Pulse Forming Networks for the 12 kicker magnets MKP-S, targeting a system field rise time of 100 ns. An alternative option is to optimise the system to approach the existing individual magnet field rise time (2-98%) of 150 ns. This would still significantly increase the number of colliding bunches in LHC while minimising the cost and effort of the system upgrade. The observed characteristics of the present system are described, compared to the expected system rise time, together with results of simulations and measurements with 175 and 150 ns injection batch spacing. The expected beam quality at injection into LHC is quantified, with the emittance growth and simulated tail population taking into account expected jitter and synchronisation errors, damper performance and SPS non-linear optics behavior. The outlook for deployment is discussed, with the implications for LHC operation and HL-LHC performance.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-TUPMR048  
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TUPMW011 Current Status of Instability Threshold Measurements in the LHC at 6.5 TeV 1434
  • L.R. Carver, J. Barranco, N. Biancacci, X. Buffat, W. Höfle, G. Kotzian, T. Lefèvre, T.E. Levens, E. Métral, T. Pieloni, B. Salvant, C. Tambasco
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • N. Wang
    IHEP, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  • M. Zobov
    INFN/LNF, Frascati (Roma), Italy
  Throughout 2015, many measurements of the minimum stabilizing octupole current required to prevent coherent transverse instabilities have been performed. These measurements allow the LHC impedance model at flat top to be verified and give good indicators of future performance and limitations. The results are summarized here, and compared to predictions from the simulation code DELPHI.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-TUPMW011  
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WEPMW028 First Attempts at using Active Halo Control at the LHC 2486
  • J.F. Wagner
    Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • R. Bruce, H. Garcia Morales, W. Höfle, G. Kotzian, R. Kwee-Hinzmann, A. Langner, A. Mereghetti, E. Quaranta, S. Redaelli, A. Rossi, B. Salvachua, R. Tomás, G. Valentino, D. Valuch, J.F. Wagner
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • G. Stancari
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  Funding: Research supported by the High Luminosity LHC project.
The beam halo population is a non-negligible factor for the performance of the LHC collimation system and the machine protection. In particular this could become crucial for aiming at stored beam energies of 700 MJ in the High Luminosity (HL-LHC) project, in order to avoid beam dumps caused by orbit jitter and to ensure safety during a crab cavity failure. Therefore several techniques to safely deplete the halo, i.e. active halo control, are under development. In a first attempt a novel way for safe halo depletion was tested with particle narrow-band excitation employing the LHC Transverse Damper (ADT). At an energy of 450 GeV a bunch selective beam tail scraping without affecting the core distribution was attempted. This paper presents the first measurement results, as well as a simple simulation to model the underlying dynamics.
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-WEPMW028  
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