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TPAP013 The Performance of the New TCDQ System in the LHC Beam Dumping Region simulation, proton, dumping, monitoring 1324
  • A. Presland, B. Goddard, W.J.M. Weterings
    CERN, Geneva
  The superconducting quadrupole magnet Q4 in IR6 and other downstream LHC machine elements risk destruction in the event of a beam dump that is not synchronised with the abort gap. In order to protect these elements, a single sided mobile graphite diluter block TCDQ, in combination with a two-sided secondary collimator TCS and an iron shield TCDQM, will be installed in front of Q4. This protection system should also intercept spurious particles in the beam abort gap to prevent quenches from occurring during regular beam aborts, and must also intercept the particles from the secondary halo during low beam lifetime without provoking quenches. The conceptual design of the TCDQ system is briefly presented, with the load conditions and performance criteria. The FLUKA energy deposition simulations are described, and the results discussed in the context of the expected performance levels for LHC operation.  
RPPT058 Kaon Monitoring Using the MiniBooNE Little Muon Counter kaon, electron, background, permanent-magnet 3435
  • T.L. Hart
    Colorado University at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
  The Little Muon Counter (LMC) is a permanent magnet spectrometer designed to constrain electron neutrino backgrounds to the MiniBooNE experiment's neutrino oscillation signal. Electron neutrinos from kaon decay are a background to the MiniBooNE signal mode of the oscillation of muon neutrinos to electron neutrinos. MiniBooNE uses collisions of 8 GeV protons from the Fermilab Booster accelerator on a beryllium target to generate a secondary beam of pions and kaons that decay to produce a neutrino beam. The LMC constrains the kaon content of the meson beam, and thus the electron neutrinos from kaon decays, through momenta measurements of muons originating from decays of secondary beam kaons and pions. The LMC, located 7 degrees off-axis from the secondary beam, can distinguish pionic muons from kaonic muons kinematically. A description of the LMC components; analysis milestones including track momenta, muon identification penetration depth, track projection plots, and event displays; and the status of the LMC are presented.  
RPPT066 Electromigration Issues in High Current Horn target, electron, radiation, pulsed-power 3700
  • W. Zhang, S. Bellavia, J. Sandberg, N. Simos, J.E. Tuozzolo, W.-T. Weng
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York
  • B. Hseuh
    JHU, Baltimore, Maryland
  Funding: Work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy.

The secondary particle focusing horn for the AGS neutrino experiment proposal is a high current and high current density device. The peak current of horn is 300 kA. At the smallest area of horn, the current density is near 8 kA/mm2. At very high current density, a few kA/mm2, the electromigration phenomena will occur. Momentum transfer between electrons and metal atoms at high current density causes electromigration. The reliability and lifetime of focusing horn can be severely reduced by electromigration. In this paper, we discuss issues such as device reliability model, incubation time of electromigration, and lifetime of horn.

FPAE072 RF-Kicker System for Secondary Beams at NSCL/MSU kicker, ion, quadrupole, cyclotron 3880
  • D. Gorelov, V. Andreev, D. Bazin, M. Doleans, T.L. Grimm, F. Marti, J. Vincent, X. Wu
    NSCL, East Lansing, Michigan
  The design and construction of a radio frequency (RF) kicker system at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), Michigan State University (MSU) has been proposed. This RF kicker system will be used to purify secondary beams of rare isotopes after the existing A1900 Fragment Separator and will open a wide range of possibilities for new experiments at the forefront of nuclear science. The proposed system is studied as an efficient alternative to the traditional approach using Wien Filter. Rare neutron deficient secondary beams are challenging to purify because of the presence of intense contaminants that cannot be removed by the traditional energy loss method. However, velocity differences resulting in time-of-flight differences can be used for the effective separation of the beams transversely using the time-varying electromagnetic fields of the RF kicker. Its technical design will be presented together with the beam dynamics analysis of a secondary beam in realistic 3D electromagnetic fields. The expected purification improvement of the exotic beams for the foreseen nuclear physics experiments will be shown in details.