Effects of Booster Scraping in Polarized Proton Runs 2006 and 2008

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Effects of the Booster vertical scraping on the RHIC beam polarization, the RHIC beam emittance, and on the Booster to AGS transfer efficiency and AGS transmission as well, are further studied. In [1], the strong dependence of the RHIC beam polarization and emittance on bunch intensity in proton run 2008 (pp08) is compared with the proton run 2006 (pp06), where the dependence is much weaker. The setting in the AGS Booster, mainly the vertical scraping, is suspected to having played a role in the different patterns in the two runs. In this note, we further study the effects of the ... continued below

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Zhang,S.Y.; Ahrens, L.; Huang, H. & Zeno, K. January 2, 2009.

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Effects of the Booster vertical scraping on the RHIC beam polarization, the RHIC beam emittance, and on the Booster to AGS transfer efficiency and AGS transmission as well, are further studied. In [1], the strong dependence of the RHIC beam polarization and emittance on bunch intensity in proton run 2008 (pp08) is compared with the proton run 2006 (pp06), where the dependence is much weaker. The setting in the AGS Booster, mainly the vertical scraping, is suspected to having played a role in the different patterns in the two runs. In this note, we further study the effects of the Booster vertical scraping on the RHIC beam polarization, and on the RHIC beam emittance as well. With the improvement of the RHIC bunch intensity in mind, the Booster scraping effects on the Booster to AGS transfer (BtA) efficiency and the AGS transmission are also studied. For simplicity and to be more useful, only the RHIC fills after the one-week shutdown in pp06 and the fills using the AGS User 2 in pp08 are shown. For these fills, the machine settings in AGS are similar in pp06 and pp08 runs. Furthermore, this setting might be used for next polarized proton run, at least at the beginning of the run.

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  • Report No.: BNL--81966-2009-IR
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-98CH10886
  • DOI: 10.2172/946774 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 946774
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc893298

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Zhang,S.Y.; Ahrens, L.; Huang, H. & Zeno, K. Effects of Booster Scraping in Polarized Proton Runs 2006 and 2008, report, January 2, 2009; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc893298/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.