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October 22, 2020 Report - Sept 28 - Oct 23 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9) 
     - EIC Meetings (Management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team)
     - EIC Cost scrubbing exercises, R&D planning, design review agenda meetings
     - EIC Collaboration Worskhop (Oct 7-9), dry runs (Oct 1), training (Oct 5)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, P&C Oct 28)
     - MGMT JLAAC planning
     - MGMT AWP updates for FY21, staffing and finance spreadsheets
     - OPS start APEL training (Edy), start knowledge document
     - ADMIN IMP paper supporting calculation thoughts (with Max)
     - ADMIN DPB Exec Council April Meeting program committee meeting
     - ODU Weekly Xelera meetings
  Next two weeks (Oct 12 - Oct 23) 
     - EIC Meetings (Management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team)
     - EIC FCC-ee diagnostics collaboration meet (Oct 14)
     - EIC Labor planning for FY21
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, JLAAC planning,)
     - MGMT JLAAC (Oct 21-23), two talks (EIC overview, ER@CEBAF)
     - MGMT AWP updates for FY21, staffing and finance spreadsheets
     - MGMT APS membership rosters for DPB membership drive
     - ADMIN Edy Nissen accelerator seminar (Oct 15)
     - OPS continue APEL training (Edy)
     - ODU Weekly Xelera meetings




Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Sept 28- Oct 9) 
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Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Write code for modeling of transverse coupled-bunch instability for eSR in EIC
     - Going over theories of transverse coupled-bunch instabilities
     - Compare the code result with analytical formula
     - Participate task force meetings/discussions/activities on impedance in eSR of EIC
     - Continue attending meeting and discussion in ALS-U impedance studies
  Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9) 
     - Continue with the transverse coupled-bunch instability studies
     - Attend EIC collaboration workshop
     - Participate task force meetings/discussions/activities on impedance in eSR of EIC
     - Continue attending meeting and discussion in ALS-U impedance studies



Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
     - Sorting out LDRD Year 2 fiasco
             -	We were denied second year funding because the proposal was seen as too close to the FOA proposal. However, we will still receive funding to keep ODU 
               postdoc and grad student.
      - Present "Introduction to Graph Representation Learning" to AI lunch series
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Vacation
     - NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute "AI for Predictive Maintenance" course




Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
     - Sorting out LDRD Year 2 fiasco
             -	We were denied second year funding because the proposal was seen as too close to the FOA proposal. However, we will still receive funding to keep ODU postdoc and 
               grad student.
      - Present "Introduction to Graph Representation Learning" to AI lunch series
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Vacation
     - NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute "AI for Predictive Maintenance" course





Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
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Max Bruker

  Previous (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - IBIC
     -	UITF fun. Run 1 ongoing; beam delivered to HDice with successful alignment to the IBC solenoid axis. Massive intermittent problems with energy jitter from SRF booster 
       microphonics. After nailing down a "golden orbit", the objective will be to provide further support for Rogowski BPM studies and tests of the raster system.
     -	Cooling simulations for the IMP paper. Discussions are ongoing.
  Next (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - UITF run 1 finished. The energy jitter issues seem to have been mitigated. QSUtility scans for optics verification and emittance determination were partially successful.
       The "golden orbit" is supposedly known at this point, but reproducibility of the chicane axis continues to be a problem despite diligent hysteresis cycling. It could be 
       caused by day-to-day variations of the beam energy rather than the dipole fields. With the exception of minor issues, the beam line is looking OK; however, the BPM studies
       were not spectacularly conclusive, and the raster system is underperforming. The HDice folks are trying to come up with a synchronization scheme that will partially blank 
       the beam to mitigate the inhomogeneous illumination pattern.
     -	We seem to be in agreement on the parameters for the cooling simulations. He Zhang finalized the simulation data. The draft of the manuscript was updated accordingly but
       is still missing a short comparison of the jitter-induced heating rate with theory.
     -	Some thoughts about RF/beam feedback simulation.





Fanglei Lin

  Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Prepared and submitted the final report on the task force on novel techniques for ESR polarization improvement  
     -	Benchmarking results from SLICK, SITRO and Bmad 
     -	Prepared a presentation and attended the EIC workshop 
     -	Miscellaneous: attended the dry run meeting for EIC workshop, attended EIC design team meeting, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended the EIC Accelerator
       Design meeting, attended the EIC general meeting 
  Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Continue the study of electron polarization in the EIC 
     -	Work on the storage ring cooler project  
     -	Prepare a lecture that will be given at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology 




Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Prepared for annual review on my project dual energy storage ring cooler.
     - I was working on Dynamic Aperture (D)A) and Momentum Aperture (MA) calculation in dual energy storage ring cooler.
     - I was learning some python codes to develop and understand the momentum aperture calculation in a dual energy storage ring. ELEGANT is not sufficient to calculate the momentum 
       aperture in a dual energy storage ring and we decided to go with our own code to calculate the momentum aperture for each machine element in the ring.
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - I will be working on the annual review presentation on "Dual energy storage ring cooler".
     - I will present the review on October 20, 2020 at 3:00 - 4:30 PM in my PhD committee using bluejeans.
     - I will work further on momentum aperture calculation in dual energy storage ring.




Vasiliy Morozov

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Preparing, attending, presenting the 2nd IR design and serving as a convener at the EIC workshop 
     - Attending and presenting the EIC and IR design at the detector advisory committee meeting 
     - Work on the 2nd IR design: footprint optimization, linear optics design, planning
     - Polarization simulations: electron and ion polarization lifetime
     - Simulations of the spin transparency experiment
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Preparing for the Jefferson lab accelerator advisory committee meeting 
     - Work on the 2nd IR design
     - EIC polarization work: simulations, crabbing effect
     - Work on the spin transparency experiment




Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Submitted input to EIC Biweekly report.
     - MADX optimization of integrated solenoid/quadrupole/skew quadrupole fields for a compact spin rotator. Integrating the quadrupole and skew quadrupole fields into the 
       solenoids
       can potentially save ~10 m of space per solenoid, for ~20 m total. Solutions matching to the optics while zeroing out the coupling parameters beta12, alfa12, beta21, and
       alfa21 using PTC_TWISS in MADX were very difficult to find when dispersion constraints were also included in the optimization. Preliminary solutions for both solenoid
       modules were found by relaxing the horizontal dispersion and dispersion prime constraints on the match. The coupling parameters are about an order of magnitude larger than
       in the original lattice, and further work is needed to study the implications of this on the beam dynamics in the spin rotator.
     - Attended meetings on revisions of the IMP experiment paper.
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Collected and edited inputs to the September 2020 EIC Design Update Newsletter.
     - MADX optimization of integrated solenoid/quadrupole/skew quadrupole fields for a compact spin rotator. Continued optimization to reduce the magnitudes of the coupling 
       parameters and final quadrupole strengths.
     - Attended the EIC Workshop on potential international collaborations.








Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - rayTrace 
           - Developing analysis tools based on beam moments
     - BTeam coordination
     - FSD, target safety meetings
     - Reviewing possible optics for SBS.
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - vacation
     - rayTrace
           - Ongoing development 
     - BTeam coordination
           - Technote writing
     - Preparation for upcoming physics readiness review 




Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
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River Huang

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Based on A. Piwinski, we tried to accelerate the calculation of the intra-beam scattering in JSPEC.
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - JSPEC: Starting re-defining commands of “section run” so that optimizing the efficiency of JSPEC. Attending EIC meeting.


Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Read articles on ER@CEBAF and CEBAF accelerator.
     -	Installed OptiM and started to get familiar with it.
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Read on ‘Coupled betatron motion’.
     -	Started to gather information on RayTrace.




Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - rayTrace
           - Tested data collector during Beam Studies
           - Fixed bugs found during testing
           - Developing analysis tools
     - AI/SRF FOA budget meeting
     - Medcon 5 training update
     - UITF
           - Provided help with qsUtility and optics measurements
           - Got ced2elegant working with UED
           - Created elegant deck for the rest of the UITF beamlines and populated the UED Optics workspace
     - AIPINJ
           - Imported the elegant deck for Phase 1 into the CED InjUpgrade workspace
     - Attended AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminars, and Radiasoft AI webinar.
     - Attended BTeam, AIPINJ meetings
   Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - rayTrace
          - Further tweaks to the data collector tool
          - Further exploration and development of analysis code
          - Started working on the technote
     - UITF
          - Work with UITF folks to update the elegant deck and UED to match what was found from the latest beamline walks
     - AIPINJ
          - Tweaked the InjUpgrade workspace to get all the vacuum elements and such in correct order
     - Attend BTeam, CASA, AIPINJ, AI/SRF meetings
     - Attend AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminars, and other opportunities.





He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)     
     - Ran a bunch of simulation with various groups of parameters for the IMP experiment. Some results agree well with the experiment. 
     - Added a few small feature to JSPEC2 
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9) 
     - Finish debugging and testing the IBS formula. 
     - Test JSPEC python wrapper.
     - Prepare a talk for Snowmass21 planning meeting.
     - Start coding non-Gaussian IBS calculation.




Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

  Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
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Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14  - Sept 25)
     - Isotopes –Attended several planning meetings. Created several simulations for shell and tube heat exchangers to test the effectiveness of various designs. These
       various parameters that were modeled were the number of coils, the bend radius, flow rates for both the gallium and water, tapered coils and the relative orientation of
       the coils. In total sixteen simulation were ran with the best performance to the models that had the gallium coils perpendicular to the water flow. Worked with Steve B.
       and Kelly T. on the as-found and ideal location of the last isotope dipole. The dipole needs to move approximately 10.1 mm in X and 29.5 mm in Z to shift into the ideal
       position. Spoke with Neil W. about how this could be accomplished without removing the vacuum chamber.
     - ARDDOT - Assembled all the viewers for which I had all the parts. A total of seven are ready to install with the remaining needed to wait till early November when
       the remaining parts are expected to arrive. Sent the three ARC 7 SLM stand positions offsets to S&A to convert into machine coordinates. Met with Neil W. on the work 
       required for this task.
     - ACCTVL -Attended the COMSOL 2020 virtual conference.
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Isotopes –Continue to develop a 50kW target design.
     - ARDDOT – Work on assembling the three ARC 7 SLMs
     - ACCTVL – Attend the a COMSOL Heat Transfer Class.



Michael Tiefenback

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
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CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Finished up contribution to Cooling Alternatives Document
     - Assisted in the Isotope run
     - Analyzed results from the isotope run
     - Worked with Xelera to model different merger designs for the EIC
     - Reviewed EIC ERL design to determine R&D path
     - Went over OAM paper review and strategized on reply
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Write up Task force year-end  summaries 
     - Attend EIC Collaboration meeting
     - Review new version of IMP paper
     - Calculate trajectory in Isotope spectrometer
     - Develop new AWPs for isotope program



Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Isotope Irradiations took place Sept 13-16.  This involved a stack of Nickel and Vanadium foils and isotopically pure Gallium71 in a powdered oxide form for calibration.
       We also irradiated a solid graphite block to obtain approval for using graphite as the crucible for the later irradiation of natural liquid gallium.  We obtained approval
       the same day (actually after hours in the evening) and irradiated the gallium for a total of 26 hours.  The LERF was not being cooperative and we lost 12 hours to an RF
       station, but because of the rainfall from the SALLY remnants, we were able to extend the run (too dangerous to remove the shielding blocks).  The results appear to confirm
       the FLUKA  results for Gallium, but we are pretty sure that FLKA gives the wrong results for Nickel (one of the daughters has twice the production rate, the other one
       half). We are still having meetings to get all of the calibrations correct in view of a publication.  
     - Lila presented the work she did at Jefferson Lab as an REU student at the "The DOE Isotope Program’s Virtual Seminar Series: On the Horizon: Novel Isotopes and Future
       Leaders.” I worked with her to make sure she did well.  
     - I spent a lot of time looking at the harmonic kicker for the EIS RCS; in my opinion, too much effort has been spent on optimizing the RF to avoid problems that I do not 
       believe are problems.  I prepared and presented a talk on simplifying the harmonic kicker design for the EIC.   
     - We received preliminary approval for the PERLE ICRADA from the DOE - submitted on September 3, pre-approval obtained on September 23, faster than it took to go through the 
       system at Jefferson Lab.  It required two Jefferson lab signatures, Andrei and Drew; both have signed.  Now it goes to IJCLab where Achille Stocchi, the Director, is eager
       to sign it. 
     - There was a VNECA meeting scheduled and I read through the draft Governor’s Statement in preparation.  My suggestions from the first draft had all been incorporated and I 
       actually found a typo in the latest version (the authors were delighted!).  The meeting was postponed at the last minute.  
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - EIC:  After giving a presentation on there harmonic kicker, I updated my ideas and sent them out in an email.  I received no feedback!  I also attended the EIC
       Collaboration Meeting which was actually considerably better than I had anticipated.  I attended the EIC Collaboration Meeting dry runs and then the Collaboration Meeting
       itself, which was actually considerably better than I had anticipated.  
     - Isotopes: we are still trying to understand the irradiation results, and have had several meetings to clarify things.  In parallel, we are continuing design work for a 
       50kW target.  The latest idea from Pavel Degtiarenko is to use an external heat exchanger and pump the liquid gallium around with a magnetic pump.  So far, the idea looks 
       better than our previous design.