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Sorting chromatic sextupoles for easily and effectively correcting second order chromaticity in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

Description: Based on the contributions of the chromatic sextupole families to the half-integer resonance driving terms, we discuss how to sort the chromatic sextupoles in the arcs of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) to easily and effectively correct the second order chromaticities. We propose a method with 4 knobs corresponding to 4 pairs of chromatic sextupole families to online correct the second order chromaticities. Numerical simulation justifies this method, showing that this method reduces the unbalance in the correction strengths of sextupole families and avoids the reversal of sextupole polarities. Therefore, this method yields larger dynamic apertures for the proposed RHIC 2009 100GeV polarized proton run lattices.
Date: January 2, 2009
Creator: Luo,Y.; Tepikian, S.; Fischer, W.; Robert-Demolaize, G. & Trbojevic, D.
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Source of second order chromaticity in RHIC

Description: In this note we will answer the following questions: (1) what is the source of second order chromaticities in RHIC? (2) what is the dependence of second order chromaticity on the on-momentum {beta}-beat? (3) what is the dependence of second order chromaticity on {beta}* at IP6 and IP8? To answer these questions, we use the perturbation theory to numerically calculate the contributions of each quadrupole and sextupole to the first, second, and third order chromaticities.
Date: January 1, 2011
Creator: Luo, Y.; Gu, X.; Fischer, W. & Trbojevic, D.
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A standard FODO lattice with adjustable momentum compaction

Description: An existing lattice made of identical FODO cells can be modified to have adjustable momentum compaction. The modified lattice consists of repeating superperiods of four FODO cells where every two cells have different horizontal phase advance. In existing FODO cell rings an additional quad bus is required for every two consecutive cells. This allows tuning of the momentum compaction or {gamma}{sub t} could be an imaginary number. A drawback of this modification is relatively large values of the dispersion function (two or three times larger than in the regular FODO cell design).
Date: July 1, 1997
Creator: Trbojevic, D. & Courant, E.
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A study of betatron and momentum collimators in RHIC

Description: The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) has two interaction regions where {beta}* = 1--2m, with large detectors PHENIX and STAR. The transverse and longitudinal emittances are expected to double in size between one to two hours due to intra-beam scattering which may lead to transverse beam loss. Primary betatron collimators are positioned in the ring to allow efficient removal of particles with large betatron amplitudes. The authors have investigated distributions and losses coming from the out-scattered particles from the primary collimators, as well as the best positions for the secondary momentum and betatron collimators.
Date: July 1, 1997
Creator: Trbojevic, D.; Stevens, A.J.; Harrison, M.A.; Dell, F. & Peggs, S.
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A study of betatron and momentum collimators in RHIC

Description: Two separate accelerator rings in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) will provide collisions between equal and unequal heavy ion species up to the gold ions, including the two polarized proton beams. There are six interaction points with two regions with {beta}* = 1--2 m occupied by the large detectors PHENIX and STAR. The transverse and longitudinal emittances of the gold ions are expected to double in size between one to two hours due to intra-beam scattering which may lead to transverse beam loss. Primary betatron collimators are positioned in the ring where the betatron functions have large values to allow efficient removal of particles with large betatron amplitudes. In this report the authors investigated distributions and losses coming from the out-scattered particles from the primary collimators, as well as the best positions for the secondary momentum and betatron collimators. Additional studies of the detector background due to beam halo and other details about the collimation in RHIC are reported elsewhere, while more information about the momentum collimation was previously reported in Momentum Collimation at Q9 by S. Peggs and G.F. Dell.
Date: December 1, 1997
Creator: Trbojevic, D.; Stevens, A.J. & Harrison, M.
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A study of RHIC crystal collimation

Description: The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) will experience increasing longitudinal and transverse heavy ion emittances, mostly due to intra-beam scattering (IBS). The experiments in RHIC are expected to not only have reduced luminosities due to IBS but also background caused by beam halo. Primary betatron collimators will be used to remove the large amplitude particles. The efficiency of the primary collimator in RHIC strongly depends on the alignment of the jaws which needs to be within about ten micro-radians for the optimum conditions. As proposed by V. biryukov bent crystals could be used to improve the efficiency of an existing collimation system by installing them upstream of the collimator jaws. Bent crystals have been successfully used in SPS, Protvino and Fermilab for extraction of the beam particles channeled through them. This study examines possible improvements of the primary collimator system for heavy ions at RHIC by use of bent crystals. Bent crystals will reduce the collimator jaws alignment requirement and will increase collimator efficiency thereby reducing detector background.
Date: August 1, 1998
Creator: Trbojevic, D.; Harrison, M.; Parker, B.; Thompson, P.; Stevens, A.; Biryukov, V. et al.
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A STUDY OF RHIC CRYSTAL COLLIMATION.

Description: The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) will experience increasing longitudinal and transverse heavy ion emittances, mostly due to intra-beam scattering (IBS). The experiments in RHIC are expected to not only have reduced luminosities due to IBS but also background caused by beam halo. Primary betatron collimators will be used to remove the large amplitude particles. The efficiency of the primary collimator in RHIC strongly depends on the alignment of the jaws which needs to be within about ten micro-radians for the optimum conditions. As proposed by V. Biryukov [1] bent crystals could be used to improve the efficiency of an existing collimation system by installing them upstream of the collimator jaws. Bent crystals have been successfully used in SPS, Protvino and Fermilab for extraction of the beam particles channeled through them. This study examines possible improvements of the primary collimator system for heavy ions at RHIC by use of bent crystals. Bent crystals will reduce the collimator jaws alignment requirement and will increase collimator efficiency thereby reducing detector background.
Date: June 26, 1998
Creator: TRBOJEVIC,D.
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SUPERCONDUCTING NON-SCALING FFAG GANTRY FOR CARBON-PROTON CANCER THERAPY

Description: We report on improvements in the non-scaling Fixed Field Alternating Gradient (FFAG) gantry design. As we previously reported, a major challenge of the carbodproton cancer therapy facilities is isocentric gantry design. The weight of the isocentric gantry transport elements in the latest Heidelberg carbon/proton facility is 135 tons. In this report we detail improvements to the previous non-scaling gantry design. We estimate that this non-scaling FFAG gantry would be almost hundred times lighter than traditional heavy ion gantries. Very strong focusing with small dispersion permits passage of different energies of carbon beams through the gantry's fixed magnetic field.
Date: June 25, 2007
Creator: TRBOJEVIC,D.; GUPTA, R.; PARKER, B.; KEIL, E. & SESSLER, A.M.
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Transfer of polarized 3He ions in the AtR beam transfer line

Description: In addition to collisions of electrons with various unpolarized ion species as well as polarized protons, the proposed electron-hadron collider (eRHIC) will facilitate the collisions of electrons with polarized {sup 3}He ions. The AGS is the last acceleration stage, before injection into one of the RHIC's collider ring for final acceleration. The AtR (AGS to RHIC) transfer line will be utilized to transport the polarized {sup 3}He ions from AGS into one of the RHIC's collider rings. Some of the peculiarities of the AtR line's layout (simultaneous horizontal and vertical bends) may degrade the matching of the stable spin direction of the AtR line with that of RHIC's. In this paper we discuss possible simple modifications of the AtR line to accomplish a perfect matching of the stable spin direction of the injected {sup 3}He beam with the stable spin direction at the injection point of RHIC.
Date: May 20, 2012
Creator: N., Tsoupas; MacKay, W.W.; Meot, F.; Roser, T. & Trbojevic, D.
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A transitionless lattice for the Fermilab Main Injector

Description: Medium energy (1 to 30 GeV) accelerators are often confronted with transition crossing during acceleration. A lattice without transition is presented, which is a design for the Fermilab Main Injector. The main properties of this lattice are that the {gamma}{sub t} is an imaginary number, the maxima of the dispersion function are small, and two long-straight section with zero dispersion. 7 refs., 5 figs.
Date: May 1, 1991
Creator: Ng, K.Y.; Trbojevic, D. (Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (USA)) & Lee, S.Y. (Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (USA). Dept. of Physics)
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The Transverse Linac Optics Design in Multi-pass ERL

Description: In this paper, we analyzed the linac optics design requirement for a multi-pass energy recovery linac (ERL) for arbitrary number of linacs. A set of general formula of constrains for the 2-D transverse matrix is derived to ensure design optics acceptance matching throughout the entire accelerating and decelerating process. Meanwhile, the rest free parameters can be adjusted for fulfilling other requirements or optimization purpose. As an example, we design the linac optics for the future MeRHIC (Medium Energy eRHIC) project and show the optimization for small {beta} function.
Date: May 23, 2010
Creator: Hao, Y.; Kewisch, J.; Litvinenko,V.; Pozdeyev, E.; Ptitsyn, V.; Trbojevic, D. et al.
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THE TWO STAGE CRYSTAL COLLIMATOR FOR RHIC.

Description: The use of a two stage crystal collimation system in the RHIC yellow ring is examined. The system includes a copper beam scraper and a bent silicon crystal. While scrapers were installed in both of the RHIC rings before the year 2000 run, the crystal is installed for the 2001 run in one ring only, forming a two stage collimation system there. We present simulations of the expected channeling through the bent silicon crystal for both protons and gold ions with various beam parameters. This gives a picture of the particle losses around the ring, and the expected channeling efficiency. These results are then used to optimize the beam parameters in the area of the crystal to obtain maximum channeling efficiency, minimize out-scattering in the secondary collimator, and reduce beam halo.
Date: June 18, 2001
Creator: FLILLER, R.P. III; DREES, A.; GASSNER, D.; HAMMONS, L.; MCINTYRE, G.; TRBOJEVIC, D. et al.
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Update on the Innovative Carbon/Proton Non-Scaling FFAG Isocentric gantries for Cancer Therapy

Description: There is a dramatic increase in numbers of proton/carbon cancer therapy facilities in recent years due to a clear advantage with respect to the other radiation therapy treatments. Cost of the ion cancer therapy is still to high for most of the hospitals and a dominating part comes from the delivery systems. We had previously presented design of the carbon and proton isocentric gantries using the principle of the non-scaling alternating gradient fixed field magnets (NS-FFAG), where a size and weight of the magnets should be dramatically reduced. The weight of the transport elements of the carbon isocentric gantry is estimated to be 1.5 tons compared to the 130 tons a weight of the Heidelberg gantry. The similar claim of 500 kg comes for the transport elements of the proton permanent magnet gantry. We present an update on these designs.
Date: May 23, 2010
Creator: Trbojevic, D.
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UPGRADING RHIC FOR HIGHER LUMINOSITY.

Description: While RHIC has only just started running for its heavy ion physics program, in the first run last summer, we achieved 10% of the design luminosity. In this paper we discuss plans for increasing the luminosity by a factor of 35 beyond the nominal design. A factor of 4 should be straightforward by doubling the number of bunches per ring and squeezing the {beta}* from 2 to 1 m at selected interaction points. An additional factor of 8 to 10 could be possible by using electron cooling to counteract intrabeam scattering and reduce emittances of the beams.
Date: June 18, 2001
Creator: MACKAY,W.; BEN-ZVI,I.; BRENNAN,J.M.; HARRISON,M.; KEWISCH,J.; PEGGS,S. et al.
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UPGRADING THE AGS TO 1 MW PROTON BEAM POWER.

Description: The Brookhaven Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) is a strong focusing accelerator that is used to accelerate protons and various heavy ion species to an equivalent proton energy of 29 GeV. At this energy the maximum intensity achieved is around 7 x 10{sup 13} protons per pulse. This corresponds to an average beam power of about 0.2 MW. Future programs in high-energy physics, as for instance a neutrino factory with the AGS as the proton driver [l], may require an upgrade of the AGS to an average beam power of 1 MW, at the energy of 24 GeV. This can be achieved with an increase of the beam intensity to 1 x 1014 protons per pulse, a 1.2-GeV superconducting linac as a new injector, and by upgrading the power supply and rf systems to allow cycling at 2.5 beam pulses per second.
Date: June 18, 2001
Creator: BRENNAN,M.J.; MARNERIS,I.; ROSER,T.; RUGGIERO,A.G.; TRBOJEVIC,D. & ZHANG,S.Y.
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VACUUM PRESSURE RISE WITH INTENSE ION BEAMS IN RHIC.

Description: When RHIC is filled with bunches of intense ion beams a pressure rise is observed. The pressure rise exceeds the acceptable limit for operation with the design intensities. Observations of events leading to a pressure rise are summarized. Relevant parameters include ion species, charge per bunch, bunch spacing, and the location in the ring. Effects that contribute to a pressure rise are discussed, including beam gas ionization and ion desorption, loss-induced gas desorption, and electron desorption from electron clouds.
Date: June 2, 2002
Creator: FISCHER,W.; BAI,M.; BRENNAN,J.M.; BLASKIEWICZ,M.; CAMERON,P.; HSEUH,H.C. et al.
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