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EXPERIMENTS ON FORMING INTENSE RINGS OF ELECTRONS SUITABLE FOR THE ACCELERATION OF IONS

Description: Electrons were injected from a 3.3-MeV 300-A accelerator into a circular orbit in a pulsed magnetic field. Trapped ring currents of 150 A (4 x 10{sup 12} electrons) were magnetically compressed from 19 cm to 3.5 cm radii and simultaneously accelerated from 3.3 MeV to 18 MeV in energy. The rms dimensions of the cross section of the ring after compression were a = 2.3 {+-} 0.2 mm radially and b = 1.6 {+-} 0.2 mm axially. The lifetime of the ring was typically 5.5 msec, and was determined by the decay of the magnetic field after compression. This lifetime could be decreased by the addition of hydrogen gas, indicating the focusing effect of the trapped positive ions.
Date: December 16, 1968
Creator: Keefe, D.; Lambertson, G.R.; Laslett, L.J.; Perkins, W.A.; Peterson, J.M.; Sessler, A.M. et al.
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New insights on geomagnetic storms from observations and modeling

Description: Understanding the response at Earth of the Sun's varying energy output and forecasting geomagnetic activity is of central interest to space science, since intense geomagnetic storms may cause severe damages on technological systems and affect communications. Episodes of southward (Bz<O) interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) which lead to disturbed geomagnetic conditions are associated either with coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and possess long and continuous negative IMF Bz excursions, or with high speed solar wind streams (HSS) whose geoeffectiveness is due to IMF Bz profiles fluctuating about zero with various amplitudes and duration. We show examples of ring current simulations during two geomagnetic storms representative of each interplanetary condition with our kinetic ring current atmosphere interactions model (RAM), and investigate the mechanisms responsible for trapping particles and for causing their loss. We find that periods of increased magnetospheric convection coinciding with enhancements of plasma sheet density are needed for strong ring current buildup. During the HSS-driven storm the convection potential is highly variable and causes small sporadic injections into the ring current. The long period of enhanced convection during the CME-driven storm causes a continuous ring current injection penetrating to lower L shells and stronger ring current buildup.
Date: January 1, 2009
Creator: Jordanova, Vania K
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Stable auroral red arcs

Description: Sar-arcs are diffuse, persistent, practically monochromatic ( lambda lambda 6300 to 64A) auroral forms peculiar to mid-latitude regions of Earth. Measurements of such parameters as spectral composition, geomagnetic location, range of intensity, and frequency of occurrence lead to the conclusion that the phenomenon is due to the excitation of atomic oxygen by hot electrons in the plasmapause region. However, on the basis of the the data available, it is not clear whether fresh electrons are precipitating into the region of the arc or whether ambient electrons are being heated in place. There is strong evidence that the source of energy in either case is the ring current. Suggested mechanisms by which energy is transferred from the ring current to the electrons in the SAR-arc region are: 1) heat flow, that is, transfer of kinetic energy to the SAR-arc region by Coulomb collisions, 2) transfer of ring current proton kinetic energy to hydromagnetic waves which are in turn damped by the electrons in the SAR-arc region, 3) direct influx of energetic electrons into the SAR-arc region. Which of these mechanisms predominates is still not resolved at this time. There are other open questions as well including ones dealing with the motion of the arcs and the spectral composition. (auth)
Date: January 1, 1973
Creator: Hoch, R.J.
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Ballooning-mirror instability and internally driven Pc 4--5 wave events

Description: A kinetic-MHD field-aligned eigenmode stability analysis of low frequency ballooning-mirror instabilities has been performed for anisotropic pressure plasma sin the magnetosphere. The ballooning mode is mainly a transverse wave driven unstable by pressure gradient in the bad curvature region. The mirror mode with a dominant compressional magnetic field perturbation is excited when the product of plasma beta and pressure anisotropy (P{sub {perpendicular}}/P{sub {parallel}} > 1) is large. From the AMPTE/CCE particle and magnetic field data observed during Pc 4--5 wave events the authors compute the ballooning-mirror instability parameters and perform a correlation study with the theoretical instability threshold. They find that compressional Pc 5 waves approximately satisfy the ballooning-mirror instability condition, and transverse Pc 4--5 waves are probably related to resonant ballooning instabilities with small pressure anisotropy.
Date: March 1, 1994
Creator: Cheng, C.Z.; Qian, Q.; Takahashi, K. & Lui, A.T.Y.
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Modeling and Simulation of Longitudinal Dynamics for LER-HER PEP II Rings

Description: A time domain modeling and simulation tool for beam-cavity interactions in LER and HER rings at PEP II are presented. The motivation for this tool is to explore the stability margins and performance limits of PEP II RF systems at higher currents and upgraded RF configurations. It also serves as test bed for new control algorithms and can define the ultimate limits of the architecture. The time domain program captures the dynamical behavior of the beam-cavity interaction based on a reduced model. The ring current is represented by macro-bunches. Multiple RF station in the ring are represented via one or two macro-cavities. Each macro-cavity captures the overall behavior of all the 2 or 4 cavity RF station. Station models include nonlinear elements in the klystron and signal processing. This allows modeling the principal longitudinal impedance control loops interacting with the longitudinal beam model. Validation of simulation tool is in progress by comparing the measured growth rates for both LER and HER rings with simulation results. The simulated behavior of both machines at high currents are presented comparing different control strategies and the effect of non-linear klystrons in the growth rates.
Date: March 6, 2007
Creator: Rivetta, Claudio; Mastorides, T.; Fox, J.D.; Teytelman, D.; Van Winkle, D. & /SLAC
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NATIONAL SYNCHROTRON LIGHT SOURCE ACTIVITY REPORT 1998.

Description: In FY 1998, following the 50th Anniversary Year of Brookhaven National Laboratory, Brookhaven Science Associates became the new Managers of BNL. The new start is an appropriate time to take stock of past achievements and to renew or confirm future goals. During the 1998 NSLS Annual Users Meeting (described in Part 3 of this Activity Report), the DOE Laboratory Operations Board, Chaired by the Under Secretary for Energy, Ernest Moniz met at BNL. By chance all the NSLS Chairmen except Martin Blume (acting NSLS Chair 84-85) were present as recorded in the picture. Under their leadership the NSLS has improved dramatically: (1) The VUV Ring current has increased from 100 mA in October 1982 to nearly 1 A today. For the following few years 10 Ahrs of current were delivered most weeks - NSLS now exceeds that every day. (2) When the first experiments were performed on the X-ray ring during FY1985 the electron energy was 2 GeV and the current up to 100 mA - the X-Ray Ring now runs routinely at 2.5 GeV and at 2.8 GeV with up to 350 mA of current, with a very much longer beam half-life and improved reliability. (3) Starting in FY 1984 the proposal for the Phase II upgrade, mainly for a building extension and a suite of insertion devices and their associated beamlines, was pursued - the promises were delivered in full so that for some years now the NSLS has been running with two undulators in the VUV Ring and three wigglers and an undulator in the X-Ray Ring. In addition two novel insertion devices have been commissioned in the X13 straight. (4) At the start of FY 1998 the NSLS welcomed its 7000th user - attracted by the opportunity for pursuing research with high quality beams, guaranteed not ...
Date: May 1, 1999
Creator: ROTHMAN,E.
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NSLS-II Preliminary Design Report

Description: Following the CD0 approval of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) during August 2005, Brookhaven National Laboratory prepared a conceptual design for a worldclass user facility for scientific research using synchrotron radiation. DOE SC review of the preliminary baseline in December 2006 led to the subsequent CD1 approval (approval of alternative selection and cost range). This report is the documentation of the preliminary design work for the NSLS-II facility. The preliminary design of the Accelerator Systems (Part 1) was developed mostly based of the Conceptual Design Report, except for the Booster design, which was changed from in-storage-ring tunnel configuration to in external- tunnel configuration. The design of beamlines (Part 2) is based on designs developed by engineering firms in accordance with the specification provided by the Project. The conventional facility design (Part 3) is the Title 1 preliminary design by the AE firm that met the NSLS-II requirements. Last and very important, Part 4 documents the ES&H design and considerations related to this preliminary design. The NSLS-II performance goals are motivated by the recognition that major advances in many important technology problems will require scientific breakthroughs in developing new materials with advanced properties. Achieving this will require the development of new tools that will enable the characterization of the atomic and electronic structure, chemical composition, and magnetic properties of materials, at nanoscale resolution. These tools must be nondestructive, to image and characterize buried structures and interfaces, and they must operate in a wide range of temperatures and harsh environments. The NSLS-II facility will provide ultra high brightness and flux and exceptional beam stability. It will also provide advanced insertion devices, optics, detectors, and robotics, and a suite of scientific instruments designed to maximize the scientific output of the facility. Together these will enable the study of material properties and ...
Date: November 1, 2007
Creator: Dierker, S.
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Ion Rings for Magnetic Fusion

Description: This Final Technical Report presents the results of the program, Ion Rings for Magnetic Fusion, which was carried out under Department of Energy funding during the period August, 1993 to January, 2005. The central objective of the program was to study the properties of field-reversed configurations formed by ion rings. In order to reach this objective, our experimental program, called the Field-reversed Ion Ring Experiment, FIREX, undertook to develop an efficient, economical technology for the production of field-reversed ion rings. A field-reversed configuration (FRC) in which the azimuthal (field-reversing) current is carried by ions with gyro-radius comparable to the magnetic separatrix radius is called a field-reversed ion ring. A background plasma is required for charge neutralization of the ring, and this plasma will be confined within the ring's closed magnetic flux. Ion rings have long been of interest as the basis of compact magnetic fusion reactors, as the basis for a high-power accelerator for an inertial fusion driver, and for other applications of high power ion beams or plasmas of high energy density. Specifically, the FIREX program was intended to address the longstanding question of the contribution of large-orbit ions to the observed stability of experimental FRCs to the MHD tilt mode. Typical experimental FRCs with s {approx} 2-4, where s is the ratio of separatrix radius to ion gyro-radius, have been stable to tilting, but desired values for a fusion reactor, s > 20, should be unstable. The FIREX ring would consist of a plasma with large s for the background ions, but with s {approx} 1 for the ring ions. By varying the proportions of these two populations, the minimum proportion of large-orbit ions necessary for stability could be determined. The incorporation of large-orbit ions, perhaps by neutral-beam injection, into an FRC has been advanced for the purpose ...
Date: July 31, 2005
Creator: Greenly, John, B.
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Nonlinear interaction of energetic ring current protons with magnetospheric hydromagnetic waves

Description: In order to study nonlinear wave-particle interactions in the earth's magnetosphere we have derived Hamiltonian equations for the gyrophase-averaged nonrealistic motion of charged particles in a perturbed dipole magnetic field. We assume low frequency (less than the proton gyrofrequency) fully electromagnetic perturbations, and we retain finite Larmor radius effects. Analytic and numerical results for the stochastic threshold of energetic protons ({approx gt} 100 keV) in compressional geomagnetic pulsations in the Pc 5 range of frequencies (150--600 seconds) are presented. These protons undergo a drift-bounce resonance with the Pc 5 waves which breaks the second (longitudinal) and third (flux) adiabatic invariants, while the first invariant (the magnetic moment) and the proton energy are approximately conserved. The proton motion in the observed spectrum of waves is found to be strongly diffusive, due to the overlap of neighboring primary resonances. 17 refs., 2 figs.
Date: September 1, 1989
Creator: Chan, A.A.; Chen, Liu & White, R.B.
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Experimental aspects of ion acceleration and transport in the Earth's magnetosphere. [Plasmasphere (leV), exo-plasmasphere (leV-lkeV), plasma sheet (1-10 keV), ring current (10-300 keV), trapped radiation belts (>300 keV)]

Description: Major particle population within the Earth's magnetosphere have been studied via ion acceleration processes. Experimental advances over the past ten to fifteen years have demonstrated the complexity of the processes. A review is given here for areas where composition experiments have expanded perception on magnetospheric phenomena. 64 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab. (WRF)
Date: January 1, 1985
Creator: Young, D.T.
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