Tutorial on beam current monitoring

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This paper is a tutorial level review covering a wide range of aspects related to charged particle beam current measurement. The tutorial begins with a look at the characteristics of the beam as a signal source, the associated electromagnetic fields, the influence of the typical accelerator environment on those fields, and the usual means of modifying and controlling that environment to facilitate beam current measurement. Short descriptions of three quite different types of current monitors are presented and a quantitative review of the classical transformer circuit is given. Recognizing that environmental noise pick-up may present a large source of error ... continued below

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Webber, Robert C. June 22, 2000.

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This paper is a tutorial level review covering a wide range of aspects related to charged particle beam current measurement. The tutorial begins with a look at the characteristics of the beam as a signal source, the associated electromagnetic fields, the influence of the typical accelerator environment on those fields, and the usual means of modifying and controlling that environment to facilitate beam current measurement. Short descriptions of three quite different types of current monitors are presented and a quantitative review of the classical transformer circuit is given. Recognizing that environmental noise pick-up may present a large source of error in quantitative measurements, signal handling considerations are given considerable attention using real-life examples. An example of a successful transport line beam current monitor implementation is presented and the tutorial concludes with a few comments about signal processing and current monitor calibration issues.

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  • 9th Beam Instrumentation Workshop, Cambridge, MA (US), 05/08/2000--05/11/2000

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-Conf-00/119
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 756935
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc712084

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Webber, Robert C. Tutorial on beam current monitoring, article, June 22, 2000; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc712084/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.