Director (M. Spata)
Accelerator Physics (T. Satogata)
Previous two weeks (Sep 4-Sep 15) - JLEIC: Continue assembling documents, pCDR meetings/planning - JLEIC: Continued esme simulations for coasting beam instability evaluation - ADMIN: AAC review preparations, talk (Sep 13-15) - IPAC18: invited program followup, registration SPMS work - OPS: BTeam (Sep 5), ATLis cleanup, documentation - ODU: USPAS January 2018 class coordination - ODU: JMU PHYS 417 class sharing, 4-VA inquiries Next two weeks (Sep 18-Sep 29) - ADMIN: Appraisal training (Sep 19) - OPS: BTeam (Sep 19), ATLis cleanup, troubleshooting guide, RSR accounting - IPAC18: invited program finalization, registration opening - JLEIC: Continue assembling documents, pCDR meetings/planning - JLEIC: Continued esme simulations for coasting beam instability evaluation - ODU: USPAS January 2018 class coordination (registration opening) - ADMIN: Attend Neil Symposium (Sep 27) - JMU seminar/trip (Sep 29)
Previous two weeks (Sep 4-Sep 15) - IPAC18: APS scientific publication board org for light peer review - JLEIC/PERLE: Talks on synergy, planning at LHeC workshop and AAC - ADMIN: AAC review preparations, talk (Sep 13-15) - USPAS: Continue work on lectures for "Practical Accelerator Design" Next two weeks (Sep 18-Sep 29) - NUFACT: NUFACT'17, talk on "Muon Acceleration for Neutrino Factory and Beyond" - IPAC18: Continue APS scientific publication board org for light peer review - ADMIN: Invention disclosure review, TRC work
Previous two weeks (Sep 4-Sep 15) - VACATION: Aug 28-Sep 5 - ADMIN: Office cleaning, housekeeping, throwing away/recycling - ADMIN: Inordinate time spent with travel; working to shorten BNL time - ADMIN: Couple of reviews, including one PRAB review paper - PERLE: Fire drill on PERLE motivations (Sep 11-12) - JLEIC: Working through implications of Slava tilted solenoid concept Next two weeks (Sep 18-Sep 29) - JLEIC: More work beating on tilted solenoid, comparison to DIMAD - JLEIC: respond to any results Chris develops on the simple CCR arcs (and write up the simple arc) - ADMIN: Continue prep of talks for collaboration meeting and Bonn - PERS: sedation - which I'm going to need if travel planning doesn't settle down... - ADMIN: Particplate/planning for Neil symposium (Sep 27)
Previous two weeks (Sep 4-Sep 15) - ADMIN: take care matters in thesis award committee (may delay Cheng-Ying's nomination to next year to avoid conflict) - ADMIN: listen to talks at the AAC - JLEIC: discuss with Kirsten about her puzzle found in the ASTRA simulation of the magnetized beam transport---possible signal to noise problem - JLEIC: discuss with Salvador on his studies of crab cavity HOM coupled-bunch instability---the Rs and Q are orders of magnitude bigger than those found in accelerating cavities, suggested him to check similar data from existing crab cavities to see whether others have better HOM damping - ADMIN: get to know Eric's plan for his Fulbright application, in preparing recommendation letter Next two weeks (Sep 18-Sep 29) - JLEIC: start to work on slides summarizing my understanding of electron cloud in JLEIC (for presentation at R&D meeting) - JLEIC: start to work on slides summarizing JLEIC collective effects for the upcoming collaboration meeting in BNL - ADMIN: continue to work on matters for the thesis award committee (deadline is 9/16)
Previous two weeks (Sep 4-Sep 15) - ADMIN: Attend JPos - JLEIC: Further work on phase space painting, booster space charge acceleration simulations. Next two weeks (Sep 18-Sep 29) - JLEIC: Further work on phase space painting, booster space charge acceleration simulations.
Previous two weeks (Sep 4-Sep 15) - ADMIN: FFAG Workshop: Sep 6-7 (school), Sep 8-11 (workshop) - JLEIC: (re-)learning Bmad - VACATION: Sep 12-15 Next two weeks (Sep 18-Sep 29) - JLEIC: analyze CCR arc with Bmad - JLEIC: learn to use Bmad with CSR shielding (benchmark with other codes) - JLEIC: uBI gain for CCR arc (learn to use Cheng-Ying's code for magnetized beams) - PERLE: uBI gain for PERLE (learn to use Cheng-Ying's code including acceleration)
Previous two weeks (Sep 4-Sep 15) - Dissertation writing: Continue coasting beam chapter, tech note Next two weeks (Sep 18-Sep 29) - Dissertation writing: Hopefully coasting beam chapter, tech note
Accelerator R and D (Y. Zhang)
Computational Physics (R. Roblin)
Diagonistic Development (K. Jordan)
- Worked on LCLS II CM testing in the LERF
- Kickoff on the 8th, SLAC kickoff on the 14th, MCC kickoff on the 15th
- Closing in on waveguide layout - that defines location of all equipment
- Got initial spectrum of BNNT in the GTS
- Added new imager to 6E02 briefly but ran into illumination issues.
- Printed a new LED plate and it tested well on a insertable assembly.
- Received the parts for the one lens viewer imager. Played a little with the WaveRunner and attended an IMP meeting.
- Talked to Tief about an idea for a new diagnostics in Hall D.
- Seems like there was something else but can't remember.
- Most of my effort the past two weeks related to JPos17 and the AAC meeting. In addition to the two talks for JPos17, my suggestions to Spata on "special topics" resulted in a request for a presentation on CASA's operational involvement in CEBAF for the Accelerator Advisory Committee. As an aside, I was asked for 2K anemometry references by Ed Daly, and for an analysis of 2K mass flow literature. I don't know exactly what he wants, and have asked him, but as yet have received no reply.
- In looking at the Arc 10 SLM complement that would be well-fitted for operational tuning, I recognized that the AA30 dipole installation has a horizontal dispersion of approximately 20 cm, which is not perfect, but is really pretty good for isolating energy spread from emittance and allowing envelope matching via multiple profile measurements. Over the span (the 3/4 of the arc from AA06 through AA30) the homologous points will suffer approximately a 15% growth in beam size due to SR effects, mostly due to emittance. I expect to start a series of computations to estimate the performance of such a system in the presence of leakage dispersion. The 2T06 common dipole, 3-beam SLM installation still looks very interesting, both for ops and as a way to try out an optical BPM.
- It still seems to me to be necessary to learn how the C-S plot data indicated so convincingly that the 2R optics error was no later than 2R02. Coupled with this, as follow-on to the general magnet system investigations of DC Power, I have begun helping them design a probe fixture to fit into in-tunnel quadrupoles around the beam-pipe obstruction to allow for some quantitative field measurements to verify wiring integrity.
- I'm still looking on the side at the relationship between the Synchrotron Radiation spectrum and the Thomas precession. They cannot be unrelated. From a physics standpoint, every correct treatment will result in the (same) correct answer. However, each different treatment will exploit and illuminate different aspects of physics. I'm interested in what the Thomas precession means in a philosophical sense: does the electron really see the world spinning madly around it as it undergoes what in the lab frame is a smooth and gentle bend? Someone posted an arxiv article concluding that the Thomas precession is not involved in SR. His reasoning appears flawed. He reported w/o detail that the Thomas precession in the electron frame results in an "incorrect" spectrum, but with no details on what he did and what was incorrect. Since using physics properly must result in the correct answer, I suspect he did not treat some details correctly. With no description of what he did, he may have left out a modulation of the frame resulting from the electric field in the particle frame, which would smear the spectrum. Perhaps something useful remains to be learned. I'll comment that the first correct treatment of spin and Zeeman effect using the Dirac equation did not tell anyone about the Thomas precession. But it was included automatically, silently, as a result of using a properly Lorentz invariant formalism. It was simply hidden until Thomas called it out and showed how it resolved a relativistically incorrect aspect of the classical computation.
LERF (S. Benson)
- Prepared talks for JPos17, COOL17, and EIC collaboration meeting
- Attended JPos17 and organized LERF tour
- Continued to clean up the materials moved from the trailers to the LERF
- Discussed possible proposal for positron source at the LERF
- Worked on possible CRADA for high efficiency FEL development
- Debriefed with CI officers about the CRADA
- Attend COOL17 and present talk on bunched beam cooler
- Attend Neil Symposium and host the speakers
- Complete detailed statement of work for CRADA
- Writeup JPos publication