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March 1 2019 Report - Feb 18 - March 15 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - ADMIN: Group administration: quarterly reports
     - ADMIN: Sarah Solomon planning meeting (Mar 1)
     - ADMIN: Postdoc hires, accounting, pursue offer letter
     - ADMIN: Recommendation letter for high school student (Darren Upton)
     - ADMIN: Review Phys Rev Letters article
     - JACOW: Template updates for IPAC'19
     - JLEIC: pCDR-100 development, planning; ion complex meetings
     - OPS: GlueX collaboration meeting (Feb 21)
     - PERS: Medical leave part days (Feb 26-Mar 1) 
  Next two weeks ( March 4 - March 15)
     - ADMIN: Group administration: expectations, group meeting/photo (Mar 6)
     - ADMIN: Postdoc hires, accounting, pursue offer letter(s)
     - ADMIN: Review NIM article
     - JACOW: Preparation for IPAC'19
     - JLEIC: Booster vacuum tech note development
     - JLEIC: pCDR-100 development, planning; ion complex meetings
     - NAPAC19: JACoW assistance with PayPal payment system
     - OPS: GlueX collaboration meeting (Feb 21)
     - PERS: Medical leave part day (Mar 4)




Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - Optics-on-Call, Machine support 
     -	Organize semi-annual progress review of grad. students in Accelerator Science, March 1
     -	REU/SULI students selection
     -	PRAB paper review
  Next two weeks (March 4 - March 15)
     - Machine support 
     - White Paper on 'Publications and Conferences'
     - Abstract for ERL'19 and invited talk selection (SPC)
     - Putting together a TN on Fine-tuning gamma_t for FODO lattices



Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - Organize impedance meeting for 2/22
           - Extensive discussions with Frank Marhauser about broadband impedance calculation method and required accuracy
           - Discussions with HyeKyoung about crab cavity coupled-bunch instabilities
           - Foster exchanges between RF and engineering group, and the crab cavity design
     - Further studies of fundamentals the Landau damping effect in the coupled bunch instability
     - Participated the Human Performance Improvement (HPI) training by Jlab
     - Upon request of Steve Benson regarding 3D CSR effects in the e-cooler simulation, I spent some time on follow up the recent development on 3D CSR effects studies in the
       community 
  Next two weeks (March 4 - March 15) 
     - Continue my discussion with Frank Marhauser on JLEIC broadband impedance 
     - Continue the study of coupled-bunch instability, in particular, to understand the consistency of different theoretical approaches 
     - Continue with my following up of the 3D CSR studies



Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - Work on lattices for the new booster stack, tune LEB 
   Next two weeks (March 4 - March 15)
     - Finish the tuning of the LEB and match the geometry of the HEB  



Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - Attend ML Workshop (PSI) to give talk
     -	Committee meetings
     - Conferences & publications committee (wrote a "position paper" stating my strong opposition to tying travel to publication record)
     - Tactical ML committee
     - Activities related to ML lunch series (lining up speakers, creating GitHub repository, making announcements, etc.)
   Next two weeks (March 4 - March 15)
     - Follow up about building GPU workstation (K20) with Adam and Yves
     - Follow up with J. Gubeli about LERF LED for isotopes
     - Follow up with ODU about ML project
     - Start actually working on ML project again rather than making slides/poster about ML project!





Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (Feb 4 - Feb 15)
     - Worked with Jiquan Guo on ion injector design optimization
     - Developed new baseline parameters associated with different ion injector schemes and assessed luminosity performance
     - Developed new concepts for enhancing cooling efficiency  
     - Reviewed two Early Career Award pre-proposals 
     - Attended Micro-bunching Cooling meeting
  Next two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - Start organization for Spring JLEIC Collaboration Meeting 



Fanglei Lin

  Previous two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
       - Finished the electron collider ring design with PEP-II magnets and presented in the JLEIC R&D meeting. 
       - Worked on the storage ring cooler project
       - Miscellaneous: attended the JLEIC R&D meeting, attended the IR design teleconference meeting, attended the JLEIC detector meeting, attended the pCDR100 updating
         meeting
  Next two weeks (March 4 - March 15)
       - Optimize the electron collider ring design with PEP-II magnets
       - Work on the storage ring cooler project




Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (Feb 4 - Feb 15)
     - Nothing to report
   Next two weeks (Feb 18 - march 1)
     - Nothing to report



Vasiliy Morozov

   Previous two weeks (Feb 4 - Feb 15)
     - Redesign of the ion IR: multiple iterations with nuclear physicists and engineers, teleconference with collaborators, luminosity working group meeting.
   Next two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - Finalize the design of the ion IR
     -	Ion collider ring design
     -	Spin transparency test experiment
     -	Storage ring cooler




Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (Feb 4 - Feb 15)
     - Prepared and submitted a preproposal for the Early Career Award solicitation titled "Laser-driven Polarized Deuterium Source". The concept was explored earlier in an
       LDRD proposal and involves the selective excitation of rovibrational states in deuterium or hydrogen halide molecules that then couple to the nuclear spins of the atoms.
       The nuclear polarization of the deuterium or hydrogen atom is accessed by UV photodissociation.
     - Prepared sections of the final Muons, Inc. Skew PIC closeout report, particularly on the simulation work for channel design, aberration compensation, and simplified
       cooling.
     - Conversion of the Trace3D input for the polarized light ion LEBT into MADX for further conversion into a lattice readable by pyORBIT. Working to understand pyORBIT 
       structure and capabilities for linac tracking.
   Next two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - Received access to the current TRACK input files for the light and heavy ion linacs - the bulk of the next two weeks will be devoted to understanding the TRACK code and
       starting some short (~150 MeV) linac optimization.






Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (Feb 4 - Feb 15)
     - Nothing to report
   Next two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - Nothing to report



River Huang

   Previous two weeks (Feb 4 - Feb 15)
     - Nothing to report
   Next two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - Nothing to report


He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)     
     - Kernel Independent Cartesian tenor based FMM - Find and fixed a bug in the single level tree generator. Then use the kernel independent Cartesian tensor based FMM to
       calculate the Coulomb kernel, modified Coulomb kernel, and stokes kernel with various number of particles and various orders. Made plots to demonstrate the efficiency of
       the algorithm scales linearly with the number of particles for Cartensions tensor with rank 2, 4, and 6,  the relative errors reducing as the rank increasing, and the
       computation time compared with direct calculation for particle numbers up to 5,000,000. These numerical results are used in the poster about the kernel Independent    
       Cartesian tensor FMM. 
     - CSE 2019 Conference - Attended the first two and a half day of the 2019 Computational Science and Engineering Conference. This is a large conference. There is only one
       plenary talk and more than 20 parallel sessions in the morning or afternoon. Most topics can be classified by three categories: software development and engineering,
       machine learning, and numerical methods for PDE, ODE, and linear system. I attended the sessions on the following three topics: improve the quality of scientific
       software, implement of machine learning in research, and integral equation. In the machine learning sessions, it is discussed how to use the physical laws to improve the
       learning process or how to enforce the conservation law, symmetry, or boundary condition in the learning algorithm. In the integral equation session, the talks focus on
       the quadrature by extension (QBX) method, including the development  and the implementation of QBX. Our work on the kernel independent Cartesian tensor FMM was presented
       in the poster session on Tuesday evening. I had discussions on FMM and high order derivative calculations using differential algebra with other attendees.  
   Next two weeks (March 4 - March 15)
     - Cooling simulation for preCDR
     - Add the feature of luminosity calculation to JSPEC
     - Finish space charge effect in friction force simulation in JSPEC
     - Discuss with Slava about dispersive cooling simulation





Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

   Previous two weeks (Feb 4 - Feb 15)
     - Start LCLS-II cavity retesting
     - Isotope beam line & target layout
   Next two weeks (Feb 4 - Feb 15)
     - Continue work from previous two weeks


Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - Traveled to Radiabeam for a design review of the high power wire scanner. The trip was very productive. We were able to see the scanner in operation, was trained in how
       to replace the wire card, ironed out the I/O and revised the schedule.
     - Worked on the design and simulations for the upcoming review of the isotope production radiation shielding.
     - Completed the assembly and testing of the x-ray viewer for the bubble experiment. User was very happy with the operation and image quality.
     - Met with Mike T and Brian F. about the ARC 7 SLM design. After some discussion we decided to make some small changes in the optics layout and specifically with the
       location of the filter wheels.
     - Met with Mike T. and Jianxum Y. about the functionality of the high power wire scanner.
   Next two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - Will work with S&A on the positioning of the MDQ dipole in the LERF. The chamber is off by 6mm requiring a shift in the DQ. 
     - Will work with VAC to show them how to replace the viewer flags in the LERF to YAG screens. We have five to replace.
     - Will work with I&C on the LERF viewers and the LDRDS.
     - Will have a design review of the isotope production radiation shielding.
     - Will travel to Argonne to visit their isotope production facility. 



Michael Tiefenback

   Previous two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - Nothing to report
   Next two weeks (March 4 - March 15)
     - Nothing to report




CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - Wrote up new draft for Pre-CDR-100 chapter 6 Worked with CIS and Ops to complete hot checkout for the LERF injector.
     - Re-reviewed PRST paper and reviewed SBIR phase II proposal Met with Radcon staff to determine shipping strategy for non-irradiated gallium isotope target.
     - Held Cooler ring meeting to go over the new Chapter 6 for the Pre-CDR-100.
     - Set up the first seminar of the year for Subashina DaSilva Met with Ron Sakach to discuss patent Number 62/001,656
   Next two weeks (March 4 - March 15)
     - Submit new text for LOD and safety envelope for LERF.
     - Summarize the ERLs for EIC workshop. 
     - Turn on beam in the LERF injector
     - Derive new Beam authorization destinations in the LERF Host seminar on March 7.
     - Visit Argonne National lab to go over Actinium production details.




Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (Feb 4 - Feb 15)
     - I returned from Europe on February 2.  I had completed my report for the HCERES Review at Orsay while on vacation.  I spent a couple of days finishing my report for the
       AMICI Meeting, then wrote a trip report to management for both meetings, including the reports.  
     - I learned that a full-size booster was being adopted for the ion injection chain and realized that this configuration would permit the creation of a bunch pattern that
       would cancel the gap transients in the RF systems of the Ion Colliding Ring.  I then spent a fair amount of time looking at different options.  
     - I came up with a design for a supplemental container for the isotope target crucible.  I don’t think this will actually be needed for the isotope program (maybe later
       when we have higher radiation levels in the crucible).  However, the design could be used much more widely so I have submitted an invention disclosure.  
     - Joe Gubeli and Keith Welch have made great progress with the shielding design for the isotope irradiations and asked for comments.  I suggested using a borescope to make
       sure that the dump closes properly, including the correct positioning of the target wrt the radiator.  I also spent time looking at TIMs (Thermal Interface Materials) to
       improve cooling of the crucible, following a productive discussion with Dave Meekins.  The final choice will probably be pure Tin, almost as soft and thermally
       conductive as Indium, but with a higher melting temperature.  
     - I discussed with Geoff Krafft the possibility of having a summer student to carry out thermal transfer measurements as part of our design effort to develop a crucible
       capable of dissipating 50 kW.      
   Next two weeks (Feb 18 - March 1)
     - In the next two weeks, I will be finalizing the options for gap transient suppression with Bob Rimmer and Jiquan Guo, itemizing the additional hardware required. The
       Isotope work looks like it will be on hiatus as the LCLS II commissioning is starting.  I am planning a mini-review of the target shielding, but that must await until
       after Joe Gubeli gets back from California (he is following up on an SBIR contract).  
     - I feel I should be doing something on electron bam cooling, but not sure how to be useful.  I have made several recommendations over the last year (APEX gun, lower RF
       frequency injector, higher harmonic cavities) but these are only now beginning to be examined. I would like to see some results before proposing anything else.