FOAD  —  Extreme Beams   (20-May-05   10:40—12:25)

Chair: I. Ben-Zvi, BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York

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FOAD001 Frozen Beams 4
  • H. Okamoto
    HU/AdSM, Higashi-Hiroshima
  In general, the temperature of a charged particle beam traveling in an accelerator is very high. Seen from the rest frame of the beam, individual particles randomly oscillate about the reference orbit at high speed. This internal kinetic energy can, however, be removed by introducing dissipative interactions into the system. As a dissipative process advances, the beam becomes denser in phase space or, in other words, the emittance is more diminished. Ideally, it is possible to reach a "zero-emittance" state where the beam is Coulomb crystallized. The space-charge repulsion of a crystalline beam just balances the external restoring force provided by artificial electromagnetic elements. In this talk, general discussion is made of coasting and bunched crystalline beams circulating in a storage ring. Results of molecular dynamics simulations are presented to demonstrate the dynamic nature of various crystalline states. A possible method to approach such an ultimate state of matter is also discussed.  
FOAD002 Ultra-High Density Electron Beams for Beam Radiation and Beam Plasma Interaction 145
  • S.G. Anderson, J. Brown, D.J. Gibson, F.V. Hartemann, J.S. Jacob, A.M. Tremaine
    LLNL, Livermore, California
  • P. Frigola, J. Lim, J.B. Rosenzweig, G. Travish
    UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • P. Musumeci
    INFN-Roma, Roma
  Funding: This work was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by the University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under contract No. W-7405-ENG-48.

Current and future applications of high brightness electron beams, which include advanced accelerators such as the plasma wake-field accelerator (PWFA) and beam-radiation interactions such as inverse-Compton scattering (ICS), require both transverse and longitudinal beam sizes on the order of tens of microns. Ultra-high density beams may be produced at moderate energy (50 MeV) by compression and subsequent strong focusing of low emittance, photoinjector sources. We describe the implementation of this method used at LLNL’s PLEIADES ICS x-ray source in which the photoinjector-generated beam has been compressed to 300 fsec duration using the velocity bunching technique and focused to 20 μm rms size using an extremely high gradient, permanent magnet quadrupole (PMQ) focusing system.

FOAD003 Laboratory Astrophysics Using High Energy Density Photon and Electron Beams
  • R. Bingham
    CCLRC/RAL/ASTeC, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon
  Funding: Centre for Fundamental Physics, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 0QX.

The development of intense laser and particle beams has opened up new opportunities to study high energy density astrophysical processes in the Laboratory. With even higher laser intensities possible in the near future vacuum polarization processes such as photon – photon scattering with or without large magnetic fields may also be experimentally observed. In this talk I will review the status of laboratory experiments using intense beans to investigate extreme astrophysical phenomena such as supernovae explosions, gamma x-ray bursts, ultra-high energy cosmic accelerators etc. Just as intense photon or electron beams can excite relativistic electron plasma waves or wakefields used in plasma acceleration, intense neutrino beams from type II supernovae can also excite wakefields or plasma waves. Other instabilities driven by intense beams relevant to perhaps x-ray bursts is the Weibel instability. Simulation results of extreme processes will also be presented.

FOAD004 Laser Cooling of Relativistic Heavy Ion Beams 401
  • U. Schramm, M.H. Bussmann, D. Habs
    LMU, München
  • K. Beckert, P. Beller, B.  Franzke, T. Kuehl, F. Nolden, M. Steck
    GSI, Darmstadt
  • S. Karpuk
    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz
  • S. Reinhardt, G. Saathoff
    MPI-K, Heidelberg
  Funding: Partially funded by the german BMBF (06ML183).

We report on the first laser cooling of a bunched beam of multiply charged C3+ ions performed at the ESR (GSI) at a beam energy of E=1.47GeV. Moderate bunching provided a force counteracting the decelerating laser force of one counterpropagating UV laser beam. This versatile type of laser cooling lead to longitudinally space-charge dominated beams with an unprecedented relative momentum spread of 10-7. Concerning the beam energy and charge state of the ion, the experiment depicts an important intermediate step from the established field of laser cooling of ion beams at low energies toward the laser cooling scheme proposed for relativistic beams of highly charged heavy ions at the future GSI facility FAIR.

FOAD005 Commissioning of the University of Maryland Electron Ring (UMER) 469
  • S. Bernal, G. Bai, D.W. Feldman, R. Feldman, T.F. Godlove, I. Haber, J.R. Harris, M. Holloway, R.A. Kishek, J.G. Neumann, P.G. O'Shea, C. Papadopoulos, B. Quinn, D. Stratakis, K. Tian, J.C. Tobin Thangaraj, M. Walter, M. Wilson
    IREAP, College Park, Maryland
  • M. Reiser
    University Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  Funding: This work is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy under grants DE-FG02-94ER40855 and DE-FG02-92ER54178, and the office of Naval Research under grant N00014-02-1-0914.

The University of Maryland electron ring (UMER) is a low-energy, high current recirculator for beam physics research. The ring is completed for multi-turn operation of beams over a broad range of intensities and initial conditions. UMER is addressing issues in beam physics with relevance to many applications that rely on intense beams of high quality. Examples are advanced accelerators, FEL’s, spallation neutron sources and future heavy-ion drivers for inertial fusion. We review the motivation, ring layout and operating conditions of UMER. Further, we present a summary of beam physics areas that UMER is currently investigating and others that are part of the commissioning plan: from transverse beam dynamics (matching, halo formation, strongly asymmetric beams, space-charge waves, etc), longitudinal dynamics (bunch capture/shaping, evolution of energy spread, longitudinal space-charge waves, etc.) to future upgrades and planned research (acceleration and resonance traversal, modeling of galactic dynamics, etc.) We also emphasize the computer simulation work that is an integral part of the UMER project.