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June 18 2020 Report - June 8 - July 3 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - EIC Meetings (impedance, RCS task forces; CDR editorial; physics; planning)
     - EIC ODU crab contract development
     - EIC Documentation (weekly accelerator update, S&T draft/dry run, scope docs)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership, CASA coffee)
     - MGMT Staffing followups (Dave Douglas, SSII posting)
     - MGMT Grunder fellowship interviews, candidate reviews
     - MGMT MFURA fellowship interviews, candidate reviews
     - OPS Daily 08:00, weekly W 1:30
     - ODU Xelera SBIR weekly, bmad installation/testing with Sunil, NERSC
  Next two weeks (Jun 22 - Jul 2)
     - EIC Meetings (impedance, RCS task force; CDR editorial; physics; planning)
     - EIC ODU crab contract development
     - EIC Documentation (weekly accelerator update, S&T finalization, scope docs)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership, CASA coffee, Allison, potential )
     - MGMT Staffing followups (Dave Douglas; River/Gunn justifications)
     - ADMIN Laptop repair (keyboard replacement); ARC walkthrough
     - ADMIN Tristan catchup
     - OPS Daily 08:00, weekly W 1:30; TAC48 meeting, review PAC proposals for Hall D
     - ODU Xelera SBIR weekly
     - HOLIDAY (Jul 3)




Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19) 
     - Exploratory study on ‘Possible 24 GeV ‘FFA* CEBAF?’
     -	Presenting two talks  at Bob McKeown mtg. on ‘off the book projects’:
          - FFA* CEBAF’?
          - The LHeC ERL Design
     -	Preparing materials for the Navy review of ‘Heavy ion FFA project’ 
     -	Review invention disclosures
  Next two weeks (Jun 22 - Jul 3)
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Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (May 25 - June 5)
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Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Attended task force meetings
     - Performed beam beam simulations for the beam beam task force
     - Worked on analysis of DODGE data
     - Gave R&D meeting talk about DODGE
   Next two weeks (Jun 22 - Jul 2)
     - Continue simulations for task forces
     - Continue analysis of DODGE data



Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Create and present talk for AI Lunch Series on "Problem of the Quarter #4" solution
     - Work with A. Carpenter for visualizations for the SRF fault classifier
     -	Work on talk outlines (LBNL and JLab seminars)
     -	Explore machine learning for data streams
   Next two weeks (Jun 22 - Jul 2)
     - Vacation (June 22-26)
     -	EEML summer school




Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (May 11 - May 22)
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Max Bruker

  Previous (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Minor updates on IMP manuscript. People have been bashing each other's heads in about issues of authorship etc., but we're getting there.
     -	Listened to the Fast/Iota workshop out of curiosity. There's plenty of fascinating research going on there.
     -	Started to participate in the RF gap transient group. Reading up on existing methods and results.
  Next (Jun 22 - Jul 2)
     - More reading of RF material. Maybe I can start doing some simulations.



Fanglei Lin

  Previous two weeks (May 25 - Jun 5)
     - Working on study of the compact spin rotator and presented the working progress in the meeting
     -	Studying the integer and half integer spin tune modes in the eSR
     -	Studying electron polarization in the eSR and presented the progress in the meeting
     -	Worked on the storage ring cooler project and evaluated the cooling performance
     -	Miscellaneous: attended the Novel Techniques for eSR Polarization Improvement, attended the EIC eSR polarization meeting, attended the EIC RCS polarization meeting, attended the EIC hadron 
      polarization meeting, attended the EIC low energy luminosity/facility optimization meeting, attended EIC design team meeting, attended alternate strong cooling task force meeting, attended the
      Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended the Innovative HE Cooling Project Status meeting, attended the EIC Accelerator Design meeting, attended the EIC general meeting 
  Next two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Work on the task force on novel techniques for eSR polarization improvement
     -	Study the polarization in the eSR
     -	Work on the storage ring cooler project 
     -	Work on the evaluation of two-energy storage ring cooler for the task force on alternate strong cooling schemes



Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (May 25 - Jun 5)
     - Single particle tracking with synchrotron radiation on.
     - Many particle tracking with synchrotron radiation on.
     - Equilibrium beam emittance and energy spread estimation from elegant particle tracking. Compared those values with analytical values.
     - For a long run with bunched beam and many particles, decided to go with parallel elegant. Asked Yves to install in JLab ifarm
   Next two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Installation of PELEGANT in JLab ifarm is in progress
     - Dynamic Aperture, Momentum Aperture and Touschek Lifetime calculation
     - Run simulation using PELEGANT



Vasiliy Morozov

   Previous two weeks (May 11 - May 22)
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Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (May 25 - Jun 5)
     - Submission of LDRD proposal on preservation of magnetized ion beams.
     - Optimization of various compact spin rotator designs using ZGOUBI and TUNE. Testing various combined function magnet configurations for spin rotation at 18 GeV, and then modifying those configurations to test for effectiveness 
       at 10 and 5 GeV. Solutions exist at each electron energy, but further optimization is ongoing to find a solution for all energies with minimal orbit excursion in the spin rotator.
     - MADX simulations for design of upstream/rear ion optics in the second IR. Matching to existing optics for the primary IR just beyond the crab cavity location.
     - Collected and edited inputs for the EIC design update newsletter.
   Next two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Working out a distribution strategy for the EIC newsletter.
     - Continued work on spin rotator optimization simulations.
     - Continued work on upstream/rear ion optics for the second IR.







Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (May 28 - Jun 5)
     - Beam-beam meetings, 
     - Wrote notes on how to determine tunes by tracking in elegant
     - New method to calculate tune diffusion implemented in python
     - Bteam meetings, support for restart
     - AI meetings, litterature search and reading on AI, in particular the
     - Concept of using streaming AI's for CEBAF data.
     - Vacation (June 1-5th)
   Next two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Build the latest (very latest, from the subversion branch.) Pelegant for the farm
     - Wrote scripts for bhawin to allow for running Pelegant with multiple processors and across computing nodes using SLURM.
     - Next, will attempt to rebuild bb3d and do the same for it. (it is currently limited to running multiple processors but only on one node)
     - AI lunch series, AI reading, working on drafting proposals for using streaming AIs in order to process the CEBAF data
     - Bteam, getting ready for restart, discussions with Hall A/C regarding engineered controls for beam excursions




Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (May 11 - May 22)
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River Huang

   Previous two weeks (May 28 - Jun 5)
     - Doing the particle tracking (with / without H-kick and V-kick) using CASA Beam-Beam scripts For JLEIC ring and BNL EIC ring.
     - CASA Beam-Beam package
          - Optimizing phase coordinates output of CASA Beam-Beam.
   Next two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Continue working on EIC project.


Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (May 11 - May 22)
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Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (May 11 - May 22)
     - Attended IPAC talks
     - HLA
          - Released new version of eDT in response to feature requests from Ops. 
     - AIPINJ
          - Continue finalizing optics in the elegant model
          - Further explored numerical solutions for QW settings vs Wien settings
          - Presented latest optics at AIPINJ meeting, resulting in a list of 
     - Attended CASA, BTeam, AIPINJ meetings
     - Attended Accelerator Seminars and AI Lunch Series talks
     - Caught up with reading various papers on Wien filters, optics, etc.
   Next two weeks (May 25 - Jun 5)
     - AIPINJ
        - Continue (and hopefully finish) finalizing optics
        - Camille will be requesting a review soon; prepare slides
     - Explore implementing the beta matching using beam jitter from the paper Jay sent around
     - Attend CASA, BTeam, AIPINJ meetings
     - Attend Accelerator Seminars and AI Lunch Series talks
     - Continue with online training opportunities as time permits



He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)     
     - Repeated previous simulations using the single particle model. Find inconsistency between the single particle model and the Monte Carlo model in BETACOOL. The question is whether to count in the position contribution 
       when calculating the longitudinal emittance. The single particle model counts it in, while the Monte Carlo model not. Put this into slides to Alexei.  
     - Tested the Meshkov formula for magnetized cooling in JSPEC.
   Next two weeks (Jun 22 - Jul 2) 
     - Finish the DS formula for magnetized cooling in JSPEC. Start to work on general IBS.  
     - Continue simulation on IMP experiment. 





Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

  Previous two weeks (May 11 - May 22)
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Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Isotope Experiment – Making models and running simulation on a 50kW design. Exploring the idea of removing the beryllium window an using an integrated window/radiator. This can be accomplished by 
       explosion welding the tungsten radiator to a copper tube with the other end of this copper tube explosion welded to a conflate flange.
   Next two weeks (Jun 22 - Jul 3)
     - Isotopes – Continue working on a 50kW design. Creating a model of an integrated window/radiator and running thermal simulations. Talking to vendors about explosion welding.
     - RADBIS – Order hardware needed for this project.
     - RADHAL – Order hardware needed for this project.



Michael Tiefenback

   Previous two weeks (May 11 - May 22)
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CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Developed budgets for two isotope proposals
     - Attended FAST/IOTA workshop remotely
     - Ran Low Energy cooling meetings and wrote up minutes
     - Prepared presentation for Alternative Cooling Task force
   Next two weeks (Jun 22 - Jul 3)
     - Present Alternative concept presentation for Cooling task force
     - Work on Low Energy Cooling appendix.
     - Complete OAM paper and submit
     - Review Yan paper
     - Submit no-cost extension request to DOE
     - Review LERF start-up procedures
     - Get SOW for Linac Development revised
     - Revise AWPs for Electron cooling contract to match new SOWs and resource availability.





Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (May 28 - Jun 5)
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   Next two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
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