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DeBarger, S.

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TUPAS068 A Transverse Beam Instability in the PEP-II HER Induced by Discharges in the Vacuum System 1811
  • U. Wienands, W. S. Colocho, S. DeBarger, F.-J. Decker, S. Ecklund, A. S. Fisher, J. D. Fox, A. Kulikov, A. Novokhatski, M. Stanek, M. K. Sullivan, W. Wittmer, D. Wright, G. Yocky
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California
  Funding: Work supported by US Dept. of Energy

During Run 5, PEP-II has been plagued by beam instabilities causing beam aborts due to radiation in the BaBar detector or due to fast beam loss triggering the dI/dt interlock. The latest of such instabilities occurred in the High Energy Ring (HER), severely curtailing the maximum beam current achievable during physics running. Techniques used in tracking down this instability included fast monitoring of background radiation, temperatures and vacuum pressure. In this way, the origin of the instability was localized and inspection of the vacuum system revealed several damaged bellows shields. Replacing these units significantly reduced the incident rate but did not eliminate it fully. After the end of the run, a number of damaged rf seals were found, possibly having caused the remaining incidents of instability. In this paper we will outline the steps taken to diagnose and remedy the issue and also compare the different signatures of vacuum-induced instabilities we have seen in both rings of PEP-II during the run.

FRPMS076 A New Q2-Bellows Absorber for the PEP-II SLAC B-Factory 4219
  • A. Novokhatski, S. DeBarger, S. Ecklund, N. Kurita, J. Seeman, M. K. Sullivan, S. P. Weathersby, U. Wienands
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California
  Funding: Work supported by US DOE contract DE-AC02-76SF00515

A new Q2-bellows absorber will damp only transverse wake fields and will not produce additional beam losses due to Cherenkov radiation. The design is based on the results of the HOM analysis. Geometry of the slots and absorbing tiles was optimized to get maximum absorbing effect.