Author: Lamas Garcia, I.
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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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TUPMB052 High Intensity Beam Test of Low Z Materials for the Upgrade of SPS-to-LHC Transfer Line Collimators and LHC Injection Absorbers 1218
  • F.L. Maciariello, O. Aberle, M.E.J. Butcher, M. Calviani, R. Folch, V. Kain, K. Karagiannis, I. Lamas Garcia, A. Lechner, F.-X. Nuiry, G.E. Steele, J.A. Uythoven
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  In the framework of the LHC Injector Upgrade (LIU) and High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) project, the collimators in the SPS-to LHC transfer lines will undergo important modifications. The changes to these collimators will allow them to cope with beam brightness and intensity levels much increased with respect to their original design parameters: nominal and ultimate LHC. The necessity for replacement of the current materials will need to be confirmed by a test in the High Radiation to Materials (HRM) facility at CERN. This test will involve low Z materials (such as Graphite and 3-D Carbon/Carbon composite), and will recreate the worst case scenario those materials could see when directly impacted by High luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) or Batch Compression Merging and Splitting (BCMS) beams. Thermo-structural simulations used for the material studies and research, the experiment preparation phase, the experiment itself, pre irradiation analysis (including ultrasound and metrology tests on the target materials), the results and their correlation with numerical simulations will be presented.  
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THPMY019 LHC Injection Protection Devices, Thermo-mechanical Studies through the Design Phase 3698
  • I. Lamas Garcia, N. Biancacci, G. Bregliozzi, M. Calviani, M.I. Frankl, L. Gentini, S.S. Gilardoni, A. Lechner, A. Perillo-Marcone, B. Salvant, N.V. Shetty, J.A. Uythoven
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The TDI is a beam intercepting device installed on the two injection lines of the LHC. Its function is to protect the superconducting machine elements during injection in the case of a malfunction of the injection kickers. The TDIS, which will replace the TDI, is foreseen to be installed for high luminosity operation. Due to the higher bunch intensities and smaller beam emittances expected, and following the operational experiences of the TDI, a complete revision of the design of the jaws must be performed, with a main focus on the material selection. Furthermore, the new TDIS will also improve the TDI reliability by means of a robust design of the jaw positioning mechanism, the efficiency of the cooling circuit and by reducing its impedance. A simplified installation procedure and maintenance will also be an important requirement for the new design. This paper introduces the main characteristics of the TDI as LHC injection protection device, showing the needs and requirements for its upgrade. It also discusses the thermo-mechanical simulations that are supporting and guiding the design phase and the material selection, and describes the modifications to be implemented, so far, for this new device.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-THPMY019  
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