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  • Main Title Tutorial on beam current monitoring


  • Author: Webber, Robert C.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (United States)


  • Name: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Batavia, Illinois
    Additional Info: Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States)


  • Creation: 2000-06-22


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 257 Kilobytes pages


  • Keyword: Calibration
  • STI Subject Categories: 43 Particle Accelerators
  • Keyword: Beam Monitors
  • Keyword: Data Processing
  • Keyword: Accelerators
  • Keyword: Beam Currents


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


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


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