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WEIBCC004 Studies of CSR and Microbunching at the Jefferson Laboratory ERLs ion, emittance, linac, electron 59
  • C. Tennant, S.V. Benson, D. Douglas, R. Li
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • C.-Y. Tsai
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: Authored by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC under U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177.
One attractive feature of energy recovery linacs (ERLs) is they are source limited. However as beam brightness increases so too do the effects of coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) and the microbunching instability. The Low Energy Recirculator Facility at Jefferson Laboratory provides a test bed to characterize aspects of CSR's effect on the beam by measuring the energy extraction via CSR as a function of bunch compression. Data was recorded with acceleration occuring on the rising part of the RF waveform while the full compression point was moved along the backleg of the machine and the response of the beam measured. Acceleration was moved to the falling part of the RF waveform and the experiment repeated. Initial start-to-end simulations using a 1D CSR model show good agreement with measurements. The experiment motivated the design of a modified Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility style arc with control of CSR and the microbunching gain. Insights gained from that study informed designs for recirculation arcs in an ERL-driven electron cooler for Jefferson Laboratory's Electron Ion Collider. Progress on the design and outstanding challenges of the cooler are discussed.
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THICCC002 Study of Microbunching Instability in MESA ion, space-charge, lattice, experiment 74
  • A. Khan, O. Boine-Frankenheim
    Institut Theorie Elektromagnetischer Felder, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • K. Aulenbacher
    IKP, Mainz, Germany
  Funding: Supported by the DFG through GRK 2128
The Institute for Nuclear Physics (KPH) at Mainz is building a multi-turn energy recovery linear accelerator, the Mainz Energy-recovering Superconducting Accelerator (MESA), to deliver a CW beam at 105 MeV with short pulses, high current and small emittance for physics experiments with an internal target. Space charge effects potentially cause beam quality degradation for medium energy beams in smaller machines like MESA. As beam quality preservation is a major concern in an ERL during recirculation. We present a study on Microbunching Instability (MBI) caused by Longitudinal Space Charge (LSC) in MESA. Our results demonstrate the impact of the MESA arc lattice design on the development of Microbunching Instability.
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FRIBCC002 ERL17 Workshop, WG2 Summary: Optics, Beam Dynamics and Instrumentation ion, lattice, operation, simulation 79
  • S.A. Bogacz
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • D. Schulte
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  During the workshop a number of interesting projects were discussed: ERL at KEK, ALICE, PERLE, LHeC, eRHIC, CBETA, ERL for MESA and BERLinPro; a nice mixture of future, existing and past facilities. A rather vigorous development of new ERLs is aggressively pushing the limits: maximizing number of passes, maximizing virtual beam power, opening longitudinal acceptance, mitigation of limiting factors: BBU, CSR/microbunching, diagnostics and Instrumentation for multiple beams, multiparticle tracking studies of dark current and halo formation. A bright future can be expected for the field.  
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