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July 8, 2021 Report - June 21 - July 16 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2) 
     - EIC Meetings (management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team, R&D)
     - EIC Meetings (second IR), resource planning (critical hires), Nb purchase guidance
     - EIC FPC review triage (Jun 23), scope/cost changes retreat (Jun 25)
     - EIC TCCB review meeting (Jun 25)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, personnel)
     - ADMIN JSA poster competition, user group meeting
     - ADMIN PSsQCD EIC 2nd IR OC meetings
     - ADMIN AI Lunch on collider data analysis (Jun 30)
     - OPS Meetings (08:00 daily, BTeam)
     - SICK Dr appt (physical) AM Jun 28 
  Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16) 
     - EIC Meetings (management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team, R&D)
     - EIC Meetings (second IR), resource planning (critical hires)
     - MGMT Critical hire job descriptions, postings
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, personnel)
     - MGMT Acting Division Head (Jul 6-9)
     - ADMIN DOE review panel (Jul 7-8)
     - OPS Meetings (08:00 daily, BTeam, rec to hire meeting for new operator)
     - HOLIDAY (Jul 5)
     - VACATION (Jul 9 part day, dental appts etc)




Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2) 
     - Attending Source Group mtg. on positron production channels
     - Mentoring Rishi 
     - Coordinating/writing a PRAB paper on ‘Beam Dynamics Driven PERLE Design’
     - Update on FFA@CEBAF at CBETA monthly mtg.
     - DIS’21 proceedings  - composing paper on PERLE 
  Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16)
     - One-on-one with Rishi
     - Coordinating/writing a PRAB paper on PERLE
     - Contributing to White Paper on future CEBAF
     - Optics design for a recirculated CEBAF  injector at 650 MeV 
     - Writeup for Muon Collider Roadmap Panel





Ryan Bodenstein

  Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2) 
     - Operations meetings
     - B-Team meetings
     - MAC training for MCC/CEBAF (complete)
     - Summer Student guidance
     - FFA@CEBAF collab work
     - Positron/FFA liaison work initial meeting
     - Tunnel Cleanup 
     - PERLE collaboration meeting
  Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16)
     - Operations meetings
     - B-Team meetings
     - Summer Student guidance
     - FFA@CEBAF collab work
     - Positron/FFA liaison work
     - LDRD Talk preparation
     - LDRD Oral presentation on July 15





Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
     - Vacation 6/24-25
     - Attending EIC impedance/instability meeting
     - Attending EIC weekly meeting at JLAB
     - Reading references on coherent beam-beam instability (CBB) and its instability threshold in tune space
     - Think about ways to improve the code for eliminating tune dependence of growth rate caused by the modeling algorithm
     - Discussion with Bob Rimmer and his group on the instability threshold of TMCI with crab cavities  
  Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16) 
     - Write a recommendation letter for a BNL colleague for his green card application
     - Help Riad with a CSR impedance problem in their EDM proposal
     - Tune space exploration for the CBB and TCBI problem
     - Prepare to write a paper summarizing our studies of the CBB and TCBI problem




Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
     - Attended Beam-beam task force meetings
     - Worked on DODGE paper
     - Was a judge for the JLUO student poster contest
   Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16)
     - Finalizing DODGE paper
     - Working on developing simulation software for DODGE project






Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
     - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
     - RADSMA: meetings/discussions about mining CEBAF databases for more training data
     - AIFOA1: meetings about data storage, compute needs (working with CST)
     - Review a Frontiers paper per request
     - Brainstorming Accelerator Division AI Town Hall Meeting
     - Meet with PNNL about graph applications with CEBAF
     - Interview panel for Data Science postdoc (pre-interview meetings, interview, etc.)
     - JLab training
   Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16)
     - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
     - Attending various talks/seminars
     - RADSMA: data exploration and cleaning of archive data, follow up meetings about issues with historical archiver
     - AIFOA1: project management duties (meetings, coordination, etc)
     - UKRI talk preparation and presentation
     - LDRD talk preparation and presentation
     - AI Hackathon meetings/planning
     - AI Brainstorm meetings/planning
     - Interview panel for Data Science postdoc (pre-interview meetings, interview, etc.)
     - JLab training






Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
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Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
     - I was taking USPAS online courses. The �rst course was \Spin Dynamics" from June 07 - June 19. The course was great. I learned the fundamental concepts on spin dynamics. And I also learned the basic concept of \Zgoubi" software to study the spin dynamics. That was a big class and great course. From June 21 - July 02, I was taking\Machine Learning and Optimization" course. Learned a lot from these courses.  
   Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16)
     - I will be working on dual energy storage ring cooler design with new design using isochronous arc lattice. Damping times and IBS times are calculated and initial particle tracking simulation is going on.




Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
     - Laser particle counter: Continued data analysis of 6-channel data with both 1 Hz and more sporadic wire sweeping events. Vendor will return on July 1 with software updates and for discussion on issues that have arisen during data analysis, e.g. unphysical magnitudes of displacement signal for one channel only, ways to improve the internal algorithm used for calculation of the displacement signal, and others. Will give update on LPC status at biweekly PIT meeting. Discussions with Detector Group on methods for well-defined and well-controlled wire/particle event generation.
     - Looking into PD info (daily meetings, existing summaries) to better understand PD responsibilities for a possible stint as PD.
   Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16)
     - Laser particle counter: Continued data analysis of 6-channel data with 1-2 Hz wire sweeping rate. Vendor visit on July 6 focused on observation of different operating modes and implications on event identification both pre and post data analysis. Currently seeing 3-4 operating modes in which events are often seen in one of the two available signals per channel, and trying to understand why channels switch between operating modes as the system settles. Vendor will return the week of July 12-16 with updated software that allows for high data resolution in both signals (shared bandwidth between the two signals), and with a technical representative who can hopefully help with understanding some of the operating mode issues.
     - Discussion with M. Poelker on studies of gas bremsstrahlung in the CEBAF linacs, possibility of detection using radiation monitors, and mitigation efforts including ion clearing gaps. Literature study on gas bremsstrahlung in electron storage rings and ion clearing methods at Cornell. Discussion with M. Poelker and J. Grames on July 12.










Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
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Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
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River Huang

   Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
     - EIC Beam-Beam project: Collaborating with Vasiliy Morozov, Yun Luo, Yuhong Zhang and other colleagues, studying on the emittance growth caused by the phase noise in the crab cavity and further testing particles’ tracking by using CASA-BeamBeam.
   Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16)
     - Continue working on EIC Beam-Beam project.




Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
     - Attended the 2nd session of USPAS summer 2021
          - Optimization and Machine Learning for Accelerators
   Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16)
     - Reading on SVD and check on possibilities of applying it on 10-pass twiss data.
          - If not try to find a method to approximate a function for 10-pass beta variation





Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
     - AIPINJ
          - Worked with Mamun to work out the calibration to use IYG0I02 for emittance meaurements.  Accounted for viewer rotation, angle vs beam, and calibration marks.
          - Tested emittance measurements using IYG0I02.
          - Tested matching vs. various Wien angles. More work to be done.
          - Created a script to generate Wien quad settings for various Wien filter configurations.
          - Will create a full-fledged tool if/when the process is shown to work.
     - Energy scaling for 910/980 MeV/linac runs
     - Tweaked eDT to better facilitate exporting magnet settings for scaling
     - Created snap file for scaling from 910 to 980 to test the process.  Will repeat when the time comes for real.
     - Completed timesheet training
     - Completed Cybersecurity training
     - Attended AI Lunch Series talks, Accelerator Seminars
      -Attended 0800, BTeam, AIPINJ, AI FOA meetings
   Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16)
     - AIPINJ
          - Fixed PREINJ deck to start at 19cm downstream of the cathode instead of 19.5cm.  I misunderstood what Alicia gave me.
          - Fixed element positions in the PREINJ deck so that the deck and Alicia's GPT model better agree.
          - Rematch the PREINJ deck for the new element positions.
          - Submitted ATLis for Ops to take matching data at 5MeV and 0R.
          - Verified the qsUtility templates for 5MeV and 0R are correct.
          - Submitted ATLis to test the draft Aperture Scan procedure.
     - HLA
          - Hot checkout of RF RATN Trim Up/Down
          - Added logic to cs2sdds to deal with Wien filter matrix files
          - Created a CSUE app to generate Wien matrix files for arbitrary configurations.
          - Further eDT tweaks for energy scaling
     - Attended AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminars, Summer Lecture Series
     - Attended 0800, BTeam, AI FOA, AIPINJ meetings




He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
     - Finished the new trainings
   Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16)
     - Finish the JOSS paper
     - Organize the data for FMM paper





Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

  Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
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Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
     - Isotopes –
     - ARDDOT -  
   Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16)
     - Isotopes – 
     - ARDDOT –


Michael Tiefenback

   Previous two weeks (June 7 - June 18)
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CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2)
     - Met with Michelle Shinn to discuss sensitivity of FEL optics
     - Reviewed IEEE paper from C. H-Garcia.
     - Discussed new DALI project at HZDR with P. Evtushenko
     - Reviewed SS II position description and modified to fit dominant CEBAF work
     - Started setting up CRADA with HZDR
     - Explored Superradiant undulator operation
     - Reviewed progress on Adv. High Energy Cooling FOA projects
     - Responded to questions from LDRD committee
   Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16)
     - Continue developing longitudinal model for CeC ERL on LiTrack
     - Derive phase an amplitude specifications for harmonic RF for the EIC cooler ERL
     - Review FEL laser optics procurements for export control sensitivity
     - Review new Laser Safety sections of the ES&H manual
     - Attend part of the Symposium on the Accelerator R&D Roadmap for the HEP Community
     - Rewrite and submit the LOSP for User Lab 4
     - Prepare presentation for LDRD proposal
     - Start putting together quarterly report for the Innovative High Energy Cooling project





Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (June 21 - July 2) 
     - Isotopes:  I have been told not to submit a proposal that involves irradiations at LERF until he talks with the DOE.  At this time, I am working with my UVA collaborators to craft a proposal where they buy copper 67 and carry out all of the radiochemistry.  I still need to close out the current grant, after which, I do not see how I can l can keep our team together, which will make  it difficult for Jefferson Lab to get back into isotopes.  Sad!
     - On the other hand, Loida is doing really well with her program to search for new radioisotope production pathways. She has submitted an Abstract to AccApp’2021 and I have contacted the Program Chair regarding student funding for her to attend in person.        
     - ERL Panel: getting more active again; I will be presenting the present status to the Particle Physics community on July 9 and spent a lot of time preparing it.  Max Brüker has been an incredible help to us in editing the document, and will be getting more and more involved.     
     - PERLE:I had a PERLE Collaboration Board meeting on Friday, June 25.  We are informed that the CNRS have signed the ICRADA and sent it via DHL to Jefferson Lab, but we haven’t seen it yet.  All the other collaborators have signed the Collaboration Agreement except for BINP.  Emails to the BINP representative went unanswered, so I contacted the BINP Lab Director and he immediately agreed to sign it and appointed a new representative.  Our participation will be more difficult with the departure of Frank Marhauser.              
   Next two weeks (July 5 - July 16)  
     - Isotopes: a really busy time with several meetings with UVA and NMT.  As it stands, UVA will proceed with a proposal that is purely biological, and Jefferson Lab and NMT will not be involved.  NMT will lead a proposal to study Scandium47 with irradiations at the Idaho Accelerator Center.  We would probably be involved in targeted - still being worked out.  The end of project write up for our current isotope funding is due July 30, I haven’t yet started to put it together.    
     - ERL: I gave my ERL talk File:ERL RD Roadmap July 2021.pdf on Friday July 9 to about 145 people. This took up a lot of time.  The ERL sub-Panel took up even more time as we have wrestled with understanding the CERC.  Next week, I will have the last meeting on the CERC as well as the first meeting where Telnov will present the ERLC.  I foresee another frenetic round of interactions between the sub-Panel members who are incredibly active - I regularly have a dozen emails early in the morning as the others get up before me!   I contacted Wim Leemans, now at DESY, to try and talk him into participating in PERLE.  We will have a video-conference next week.  With the loss of Frank Marhauser and all the EIC work, I do not see Jefferson Lab having a big involvement in the SRF for PERLE, so maybe we can work with DESY to participate in the SRF.   Hopefully, Alex will be able to continue leading the optics studies.  
     - HIPERLAC: I responded to questions from Leigh and next week I have to prepare a talk.  
     - ALcC: we will have a meeting on July 13 to discuss the ILC status.