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April 30, 2021 Report - Apr 12 - May 7'''
 
'''Director - Todd Satogata''' <br>
 
'''Director - Todd Satogata''' <br>
  
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'''Alex Bogacz'''
 
'''Alex Bogacz'''
 
    
 
    
   '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12- Apr 23)'''  
      - Prepare  a talk on ‘PERLE - ERL Test Facility’ at  DIS 2021 Workshop
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      - Writing IPAC 21 paper on ‘CEBAF FFA energy doubling’
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      - ERL Roadmap Panel - writeup on the ‘LHeC ERL Design’
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      - ER@CEBAF multi-pass linac optimization - meeting with Arthur and Isurumali
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  '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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       - Present talk on ‘PERLE - ERL Test Facility’ at  DIS 2021 Workshop  
 
       - Present talk on ‘PERLE - ERL Test Facility’ at  DIS 2021 Workshop  
 
       - PRAB paper review
 
       - PRAB paper review
 
       - White Paper on future CEBAF - writeup on FFA energy doubling  
 
       - White Paper on future CEBAF - writeup on FFA energy doubling  
 
       - PERLE optics (one-on-one with Ryan)  
 
       - PERLE optics (one-on-one with Ryan)  
       - Writing IPAC 21 paper on ‘CEBAF FFA energy doubling
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       - Writing IPAC paper on ‘CEBAF FFA energy doubling
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  '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
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      - Writing IPAC paper on ‘PERLE start-to-end simulation ’
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      - Writing IPAC paper on ‘The LHeC ERL’
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      - ERL Roadmap Panel - writeup on ‘ER@CEBAF’
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      - FFA@CEBAF multi-pass linac design
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      - FFA@CEBAF optics (one-on-one with Ryan)
  
  
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'''Ryan Bodenstein'''
 
'''Ryan Bodenstein'''
 
    
 
    
   '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''  
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   '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''  
 
       - Attendance of 8 AM SAD meetings
 
       - Attendance of 8 AM SAD meetings
 
       - Attendance of B-Team Meetings and Procedure Development Meetings
 
       - Attendance of B-Team Meetings and Procedure Development Meetings
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       - Practicing OptiM
 
       - Practicing OptiM
 
       - Guidance of Isurumali’s work – meetings and review of results, etc…
 
       - Guidance of Isurumali’s work – meetings and review of results, etc…
       - Got COVID-19 vaccine shot number 1 (Moderna)
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       - Writing and editing LDRD preliminary proposal – sent to Andrei and Mike
   '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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   '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
 
       - Attendance of 8 AM SAD meetings
 
       - Attendance of 8 AM SAD meetings
 
       - Attendance of B-Team Meetings and Procedure Development Meetings
 
       - Attendance of B-Team Meetings and Procedure Development Meetings
 
       - FFA WG meetings + IPAC paper
 
       - FFA WG meetings + IPAC paper
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              - The paper is close to finished.
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      - Will start working on poster and presentation
 
       - Attending various EIC meetings
 
       - Attending various EIC meetings
      - Practicing OptiM
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       - Guidance of Isurumali’s work – input into IPAC paper
       - Guidance of Isurumali’s work – meetings and review of results, etc…
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       - Writing and editing LDRD preliminary proposal
       - Writing and editing LDRD preliminary proposal – sent to Andrei and Mike
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              - Budget spreadsheet had 2 passes with finance
 
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              - Uploaded to sharepoint
 
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              - Looking into final edits before submission.
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      - Covid vaccine #2 on the 30th
  
  
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'''Rui Li'''
 
'''Rui Li'''
 
    
 
    
   '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
       - Writing reference letter for a BNL tenure promotion (including reading papers in the package  and getting to know the person's all accomplishments)
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      - Doing more calculations for the CBB problem in EIC  to further check my understanding
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   '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''  
      - Attend EIC impedance/instability meetings
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       -  
      - Attend the S&T risk matrix meeting at JLAB
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   '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''  
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       - Continue to do more calculations for the CBB problem for EIC , check various behaviors, and deepening my understanding of the interplay of the dynamical systems involved
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      - Attend EIC impedance/instability meetings
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      - Attend APS meetings
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'''Edy Nissen'''
 
'''Edy Nissen'''
 
    
 
    
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
       - Attended meetings for RCS and beam beam EIC task forces
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       - Out for 3 days due to a medical procedure
       - Worked on analyzing DODGE data from February
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      - Attended Bteam, Beam-beam, and RCS meetings
       - Worked with Stockholm Colleagues on DESIREE paper
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       - Finished and resubmitted DODGE paper
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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       - Worked on analysis of February DESIREE data
       - Will attend beam-beam and RCS meetings
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     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
       - Continue analysis of DODGE data
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       - Out for 3 days volunteering at a vaccination site in Greensboro North Carolina
       - Will work on IPAC proceedings papers
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      - Wrote and submitted beam time proposal for DESIREE in the fall
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       - Finish data analysis of February DESIREE data
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       - Write talk for IPAC
  
  
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'''Chris Tennant'''
 
'''Chris Tennant'''
 
    
 
    
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
 
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       -  
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
 
       -  
 
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'''Yuhong Zhang'''
 
'''Yuhong Zhang'''
  
   '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
       - Coordinating transition of Vasiliy and Fanglei's work to others (Randy and River)
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       -  
      - Participating/organizing 2nd IR and low-energy luminosity study
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   '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
      - Advising River to start his study on crab noise induced emittance growth
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      - Participating dual energy storage ring based cooler study
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      - Participating feasibility study photon source at JLab (storage-ring based option)
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      - Attending many meetings
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      - Reading manuscripts (Guohui's, Bhwine's, etc)
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   '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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       - Continue study in 2nd IR and low-energy luminosity study
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      - Continue study in emittance growth due to crab cavity noise
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      - Continue study in ring based photon source in Jlab
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'''Max Bruker'''
 
'''Max Bruker'''
  
   '''Previous (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
       - Some more simulations to get to the bottom of the energy gain puzzle. There have been some interesting ideas but no convincing solution yet.
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       - QCM energy gain puzzle solved. It only took me 24 pages of writing and the corresponding amount of simulation effort to discover that one of the field probe amplifiers was clipping at high levels and a select few had known about it all along and had deliberately set it up that way. People don't talk to each other, it seems like, because other members of the RF group had vehemently rejected the idea until we remeasured it. It was a fun academic exercise, though, and I got to convince people of the merit of doing simulations in parallel to commissioning. It's also possible they think I'm a pain in the butt, who knows.
      - We made a fresh photocathode for the UITF gun to have enough juice for the optics studies that were planned for the remainder of the time before the upcoming shutdown. However,  
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      - Started looking at The Prebuncher Mystery.
        there were mechanical problems during the transfer of the cathode into the gun. Joe ended up succeeding, but after half a day of beam operation, there was an arc in the gun, and  
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   '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
        it is now making field emission to the point where it cannot be operated. Whether anything meaningful can be done before the shutdown is not clear yet.
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       - CEBAF MAC certification. It's already done as of today but technically belongs into this period of time.
      - I had some discussions with Fu Ma about his simulation of the space charge issue in the pulsed cooling experiment. He is using simplified formulas for the field, which may be
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      - The Prebuncher Mystery may have been solved, too... Some more discussion may be needed, but I think I understand the problem at a modeling level. A few pages of simulations results have been written.
        good enough, but he is seeing an emittance increase without applying jitter, which we did not observe in our simulation. The reasons for that are yet to be determined.
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       - Now, time to prepare the IPAC material.
   '''Next (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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       - UITF work depending on the course of action we decide on...
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       - Hoping to make some more improvements to JSPEC.
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'''Fanglei Lin'''
 
'''Fanglei Lin'''
  
   '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
       - Finishing the optics of the dual energy storage ring cooler  
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       - Completed the isochronous optics of the dual energy storage ring cooler  
       - Preparing the teaching material for the SPIN@USPAS2021  
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       - Preparing the teaching material for the SPIN@USPAS2021
      - Took a vacation for one week
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       - Miscellaneous: attended the EIC eSR polarization meeting, attended the RCS Beam and Polarization Dynamics meeting, attended the meeting of Development of Innovative High Energy Electron Cooling for an EIC Status Update, attended EIC design team meeting, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended the EIC general meeting, attended the EIC Accelerator Design meeting, attended the SPIN@USPAS2021 Prep Meeting, attended the meeting for discussion of the photon source   
       - Miscellaneous: attended the EIC eSR polarization meeting, attended the meeting of Development of Innovative High Energy Electron Cooling for an EIC Status Update, attended the EIC Accelerator Design meeting,  
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   '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
        attended the SPIN@USPAS2021 Prep Meeting, attended the meeting for discussion of the photon source   
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   '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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       - Work on the storage ring cooler project   
 
       - Work on the storage ring cooler project   
       - Work on the teaching material for USPAS 2021 summer section  
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       - Work on the teaching material for USPAS 2021 summer section  
  
 
   
 
   
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'''Bhawin Dhital'''
 
'''Bhawin Dhital'''
 
    
 
    
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
       - I was working on IPAC2021 papers. I got an invitation for \Contributed Talk" from IPAC21 on \Beam Dynamics Study in a Dual Energy Storage Ring Cooler".
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       - I was working on IPAC2021 papers. We accepted an invitation for "Contributed Talk" from IPAC'21 on \Beam Dynamics Study in a Dual Energy Storage Ring Cooler". Papers were completed and sent it for review among the group members. After review, some corrections were made and updated almost to the final version. Papers are ready to submit at IPAC'21.
       - I was working with JSPEC (Jefferson Lab Simulation Package for Electron Cooling). I am using JSPEC in Sirepo (from Radiasoft). Cooling rates were estimated using eRHIC proton lattice parameters using
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       - I was working with JSPEC (Jefferson Lab Simulation Package for Electron Cooling). I am using JSPEC in Sirepo (from Radiasoft). Cooling rates were estimated using eRHIC proton lattice parameters using both Meshkov and Parkhomchuk formula implemented in JSPEC.
        both Meshkov and Parkhomchuk formula implemented in JSPEC.
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       - Meshkov cooling force formula works better in dual energy storage ring. It shows good cooling rates less than an hour in both horizontal and longitudinal dimensions.
       - I was going through cooling formula and its derivation.
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     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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       - I will be working on IPAC'21 contributed talk presentation .
       - I will be working to finalize IPAC2021 papers.
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       - I will be working on IPAC'21 poster presntation.
       - I will be preparing powerpoint presentation for IPAC21 for the contributed talk.
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       - I will be further working on cooling parameters calculations.
       - I will be working further on cooling parameters calculations.
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'''Vasiliy Morozov'''
 
'''Vasiliy Morozov'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
       - Completed geometric and optical matching of the 2nd IR design with 35 mrad crossing angle
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       - 2nd IR design: forward acceptance optimization
       - CEBAF FFA: adiabatic matching of the FFA arcs to the straights
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      - PRAB paper on polarization control resubmitted and has since been accepted for publication
       - Scanning of the electron beam sizes at the IP for optimum luminosity
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       - FFA CEBAF: study of adiabatic match of the arcs to the straights
       - Optimization of the electron spin rotator
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       - Optimization of the aspect ratio of the electron beam size at the IP
       - Writing of EDM paper
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       - EDM ring design and estimates of the IBS rates
       - Presentation on earlier ionization cooling results
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       - Identified friction and diffusion terms in the IBS for polarization lifetime calculations
       - On vacation most of the second week
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       - Electron spin rotator optimization: study of spin matching requirements
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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       - Advising River on the crab noise study
       - Optimization of the electron spin rotator
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     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
       - CEBAF FFA
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      - 2nd IR design: forward acceptance optimization continued
       - Chromatic compensation with 1 and 2 IRs
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       - Optimization of the aspect ratio of the electron beam size at the IP with beam-beam focusing included
       - Electron polarization
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       - FFA CEBAF: study of adiabatic match of the arcs to the straights continues
       - Ion polarization
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       - EDM ring design
      - EDM paper
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       - Calculation of the ion polarization lifetime in the HSR due to IBS
       - Crab noise study
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       - Participation in the reviews of EIC beam-beam effects (May 10) and dynamic aperture (May 11)
 
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       - Advising River on the crab noise study
 
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'''Amy Sy'''
 
'''Amy Sy'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
      - Continued literature review on coupled ion beams from magnetized ion sources. Work at FAIR describes using collimation to reduce the transverse emittance of the coupled beam, collimating away over 50% of the beam in a bid to increase
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       - Working with the Brown-Servranckx transform for round, uncoupled beam from a magnetized beam. This requires some non-conservative process in between the magnetized beam transform and the Brown-Servranckx transform - currently investigating the possibility of using space charge to facilitate this. Looking into the space charge modules in PyORBIT for applicability. The TRACK code doesn't appear to accept arbitrary matrix inputs for beamline definition, so is harder to work with for these purposes.
        dimensionless beam brilliance. Working on setting up simulations in TRACK to work through A. Hutton's initial idea of specific beam transforms to recover a round, uncoupled beam.
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       - Laser particle counter: Vendor now targeting the week of May 3 for delivery of the 12-channel prototype detector. A lab bench has been moved from storage into TL 1011 for setup of the existing test apparatus. Will be on-site on 4/19 to observe/assist with reassembly of the test apparatus. Previously considered utilizing a "gene gun" apparatus to launch single particles in calibration tests, but this type of apparatus is not compatible with the size and speed of particulates to be measured with this detector. Looking into modified bead-pull measurements or a stepper motor setup for testing in air.
      - Laser particle counter: Vendor anticipates delivery of 12 channel prototype detector towards the end of April - working to get a lab bench into the reserved space in the Structures Lab in advance of the prototype delivery, and set up
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    '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
        the existing test setup in the new space. Wexx particle counter data and manual indicate that the commercial particle counter can measure particles up to about 3.6 um in diameter, which is somewhat useful for calibrating the new detector.
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      - Continued work with the Brown-Servranckx transform for round, uncoupled beam from a magnetized beam. This requires some non-conservative process in between the magnetized beam transform and the Brown-Servranckx transform - currently investigating the possibility of using space charge to facilitate this. Looking into the space charge modules in PyORBIT for applicability. Dimensionality of the space charge solver greatly affects the tracked beam sizes - working to understand the proper way to utilize the different space charge solver routines.
      - Biweekly meeting with Omnisensing Photonics on detector prototype progress and delivery schedule.
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    - Laser particle counter: relocated test apparatus to TL 1011, but still need to work with the Detector group to reassemble the components. Vendor has experienced some shipping delays of hardware components and wants to complete some internal testing before bringing the 12-channel prototype on site - tentatively rescheduled the vendor site visit for the week of May 10. Also working to get a PC dedicated to the particle counter experiments.
    '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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    - Meeting with Omnisensing Photonics to discuss software development progress.
       - Working with the Brown-Servranckx transform for round, uncoupled beam from a magnetized beam. This requires some non-conservative process in between the magnetized beam transform and the Brown-Servranckx transform - currently investigating
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    - Usual biweekly meeting with Omnisensing Photonics to discuss general progress.
        the possibility of using space charge to facilitate this. Looking into the space charge modules in PyORBIT for applicability. The TRACK code doesn't appear to accept arbitrary matrix inputs for beamline definition, so is harder to work  
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    - Review of student applications as part of the selection committee for MFURA awards.
        with for these purposes.
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       - Laser particle counter: Vendor now targeting the week of May 3 for delivery of the 12-channel prototype detector. A lab bench has been moved from storage into TL 1011 for setup of the existing test apparatus. Will be on-site on 4/19 to
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        observe/assist with reassembly of the test apparatus. Previously considered utilizing a "gene gun" apparatus to launch single particles in calibration tests, but this type of apparatus is not compatible with the size and speed of  
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        particulates to be measured with this detector. Looking into modified bead-pull measurements or a stepper motor setup for testing in air.
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'''Computational Physics - Yves Roblin'''<br>
 
'''Computational Physics - Yves Roblin'''<br>
 
'''Yves Roblin'''
 
'''Yves Roblin'''
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
      - Pathlength procedure development/meeting
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      - JLAB/SLAC NP meeting for AI proposals
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      - S&T Risk meeting
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      - Cold start procedure development/meeting
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      - Hall C future task
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      - Positron meeting
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      - Hall A proposal C3Q, positron
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      - BTeam
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    Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
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       - Moller beamline work
 
       - Moller beamline work
 
       - Moller collab. prep work
 
       - Moller collab. prep work
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       - BTeam prep
 
       - BTeam prep
 
       - Procedural development/meeting
 
       - Procedural development/meeting
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    Next two weeks (Apr 23 - May 7)
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      - Moller collaboration meeting.
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      - BTeam meetings, Bteam prep
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      - Spin lecture notes
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      - Procedural development meetings
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      - Preparing Jlab talk for Hugs
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      - Moller experiment work on designing the locks
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      - SBS experiment status meeting
  
  
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'''River Huang'''
 
'''River Huang'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
       -  
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       - Continue working on EIC Beam-Beam project. In Next 4-6 weeks, I also Plan to learn the online courses of “Winter 2021 US Particle Accelerator School” and will discuss the questions with Yuhong Zhang
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
       -  
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       - Continue working on EIC Beam-Beam project and implementing Elegant for detail informations of SPS lattice with help of Vasiliy and Yuhong. 
  
  
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'''Isurumali Neththikumara'''
 
'''Isurumali Neththikumara'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
       - Investigated the discrepancies between Optim and Elegant results for 750 MeV energy gain per pass and learnt how to scale elements.
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       - Continued the checking of NL optics of individuals in pareto front, obtained for NSGA II optimization with increasing variables and changing constraints and learned that need to have a larger population with increasing number of variables.
      - Continue writing the IPAC’21 paper
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      - I was able to Julyter Lab in Jefferson lab and tried to run the NSGA code there, but learned that this Jupyter Lab node cannot access the executable in ifarm. So it was no use as I couldn’t use Elegant simulations here.
      - Checking the optics of individuals in pareto front, obtained for NSGA II optimization with changing
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      - Figured out Elegant run and sddsprocess in ifarm and was able to do use NSGA code in ifarm as a python script.
              - Objectives
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      - Learned how to submit this interactive mode, then as a job and able to obtain output from both.
              - Variables
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     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
              - Constraints
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       - Complete IPAC paper.
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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       - Complete a short video for IPAC poster.
       - Continue the checking of NL optics of individuals in pareto front, obtained for NSGA II optimization with increasing variables and changing constraints.
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       - Decide a better objectives for the optimization problem and complete IPAC paper.
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'''Dennis Turner'''
 
'''Dennis Turner'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
 
       - '''UITF'''
 
       - '''UITF'''
           - Beam studies:  emittance measurements at 9.7MeV. Had to redo since the cathode was initially not seated well, giving bad beam.  Got a couple of good measurements, but QE unavailable for further measurements.
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           - Merged final deck from the UED Optics workspace into the Ops workspace; quite a few conflicts needed to be resolved.
                - Corrected deck and UED with updated survey measurements
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                - Worked with Yan on energy spread measurements
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      - '''AIPINJ'''
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          - Worked with Injector group to plan MDR1I02 coil fixture rotation testplan
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          - Resubmitted ATLis for MultiWire emittance measurement
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      - '''HLA''
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          - eDT tweak for MQS0L01
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          - qsUtility tweaks and improvements
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          - ced2elegant tweaks
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      - Procedure development: Presented draft Aperture Scan procedure
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      - Completed Property Validation
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      - Attended 0800, 1330, CASA, BTeam, AI FOA, Positron meetings
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      - Attended AI Lunch Series talks
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    '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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      - '''UITF'''
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          - Merged final deck from the UED Optics workspace into the Ops workspace; quite a few conflicts needed to be resolved.
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       - '''AIPINJ'''
 
       - '''AIPINJ'''
 
           - Set final optics in CED Optics workspace and merge into Ops
 
           - Set final optics in CED Optics workspace and merge into Ops
 
           - Prepare for upcoming commissioning testplans, including a tunnel tour
 
           - Prepare for upcoming commissioning testplans, including a tunnel tour
       - '''HLA'''
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       - '''HLA''
 
           - cs2sdds bugfixes
 
           - cs2sdds bugfixes
 
           - Begun work on elegant to CED import in earnest
 
           - Begun work on elegant to CED import in earnest
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       - Attend BTeam, AIPINJ, UITF, PPB, CASA, 0800, AI FOA, and Ops Procedure Review meetings
 
       - Attend BTeam, AIPINJ, UITF, PPB, CASA, 0800, AI FOA, and Ops Procedure Review meetings
 
       - Attend AI Lunch Series talks and Accelerator Seminars
 
       - Attend AI Lunch Series talks and Accelerator Seminars
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    '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
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      - '''UITF'''
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          - Submitted spreadsheet of Optics measurments taken after last run
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          - Work with Yan to measure energy spread
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      - '''AIPINJ'''
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          - Rematch INJ->NL->Arc1 with Injector magnet settings that will be used for upcoming commissioning run
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          - Volunteered to take shifts for AIPINJ commissioning
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      - '''HLA'''
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          - Continued work on elegant2ced
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              - Import seems to work now; more thorough testing to come
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              - While testing, uncovered a bug in ced2elegant which must be addressed
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          - cs2sdds bugfixes
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      - '''AI FOA'''
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          - Prepare slides to present to the weekly brainstorming meeting
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          - Submit abstract to ICALEPS
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      - '''Ops'''
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          - Continue with Aperture Scan procedure and present again
 +
      - Attend AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminar, OWLE machine learning seminar
 +
      - Attend 0800, CASA, BTeam, AIPINJ, UITF Optics, AI FOA, Ops procedure review, polarized postitron meetings
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'''He Zhang'''
 
'''He Zhang'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''     
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''     
       -  
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       - Learning Catch2 and use it to write unit test for the TPSA lib, which is required for submitting paper to JOSS (Journal of open source software).
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''  
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      - Fixed a bug in element-by-element tracking in JSPEC2. Now the tracking works well.
       -
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      - Write about the previous work on simultaneously optimizing the heat load and trip rate for CEBAF RF system for a related FOA proposal.
 +
      - Writing the FMM paper.
 +
      - Investigating the latest FMM references.
 +
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''  
 +
       - Finish Writing the IPAC’21 paper and the poster slides.
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      - Finish the testing codes for the TPSA lib.
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      - Writing FMM paper.
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      - Testing the binary collision model and the local model.
  
  
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'''Kevin Jordan'''
 
'''Kevin Jordan'''
  
   '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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'''Joe Gubeli'''
 
'''Joe Gubeli'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
 
       - '''Isotopes –'''
 
       - '''Isotopes –'''
 
       - '''ARDDOT - '''  
 
       - '''ARDDOT - '''  
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
 
       - '''Isotopes –'''  
 
       - '''Isotopes –'''  
 
       - '''ARDDOT –'''
 
       - '''ARDDOT –'''
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'''Michael Tiefenback'''
 
'''Michael Tiefenback'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 1 - Mar 12)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Mar 15 - Mar 26)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
 
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'''LERF - Steve Benson'''  
 
'''LERF - Steve Benson'''  
 
   
 
   
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
       - Submitted review for Early Career proposal
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       - Gave APS April meeting presentation and attended conference
       - Prepared and submitted presentation for APS April meeting
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       - Started quarterly report for High Energy Cooling FOA
       - Gave dry-run presentation of APS talk
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       - Got COVID-19 vaccine
       - Attended S&T Risk Matrix training
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       - Developed budget for Isotope quarterly
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
       - Give APS April meeting presentation and attend conference
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       - Submit quarterly for High Energy Cooling FOA
 +
      - Submit LOI for LDRD for Photon Sources at JLab
 
       - Rewrite and submit the LOSP for User Lab 4
 
       - Rewrite and submit the LOSP for User Lab 4
 +
      - Study options for long bunches in the CeC ERL
 
       - Start developing longitudinal model for CeC ERL on LiTrack
 
       - Start developing longitudinal model for CeC ERL on LiTrack
      - Start quarterly report for High Energy Cooling FOA
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      - Get COVID-19 vaccine
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'''Andrew Hutton'''
 
'''Andrew Hutton'''
 
   
 
   
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''  
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''  
      - '''Isotopes: '''I spent time preparing a talk that Steve will present at the APS April Meeting.  For this, I started to try and lock down our production numbers and had several meetings about it.  It is still not so clear!  I had an
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        excellent talk with Ethan Balkin. our Program Manager, and sent the noted already.  Since the Isotope Program will not have an FOA before this summer (and we don’t know what form it will take) I have started looking into other funding
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        sources. There may be a possibility of seeking SBIR funds, I have feelers out!  Lila will finish up her program on decay modes of all of the isotopes and will publish that at IPAC’21.  She will not have time to complete the other part
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        of the program, the daughter isotopes produced when a 𝛾, n, p,d,or 𝛼 strike the mother. I have changed Loida’s project to complete this part of the program, and then have Lila and Loida publish the final result together. There was an
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        excellent article on gallium in Physics Today by Michael Dickey at North Carolina State in Raleigh.  I contacted him and will be talking with him next week.  I think he will be an excellent collaborator if I can talk him into joining us.       
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      - '''ERLs: '''The panel met and we have assigned writing tasks, most have accepted.  The timeline is to produce a very first draft in May so that there can be an “community meeting" in June to present the rough vision and seek input. This
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        has to happen before the CERN SPC on June 22,23 and the CERN Council meeting June 26.  So that will be a fair amount of work over the next couple of months. 
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      - '''PERLE: '''I contacted Jean-Luc Biarrotte directly, in French, and actually got a response.  Their marked up copy of the ICRADA was delivered, I forwarded it to Rhonda who has contacted me about her comments, and I think it is close to
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        going up to the DOE again - I think!         
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    '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23) 
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       - Vacation: April 10 - April 17
 
       - Vacation: April 10 - April 17
       - '''Isotopes: ''There is still a lot of discussion to try and lock down the results o the two irradiations.  This was partially achieved for the APS talk given by Steve, but we are still working on it. The new FOA came out from the DOE
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       - '''Isotopes: '''There is still a lot of discussion to try and lock down the results o the two irradiations.  This was partially achieved for the APS talk given by Steve, but we are still working on it. The new FOA came out from the DOE Isotope program for training [[:File:DE-FOA-0002508.pdf]] We will discuss how best to respond on Friday.  Lila is getting to the end of her work, with assistance from Todd (thanks).          
        Isotope program for training https://science.osti.gov/-/media/grants/pdf/foas/2021/DE-FOA-0002508.pdf. We will discuss how best to respond on Friday.  Lila is getting to the end of her work, with assistance from Todd (thanks).
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       - '''ERL Roadmap: '''Still working with Max Klein.  No further news on PERLE, apart from an email acknowledging receipt of our marked up copy which is now in the hands of the IN2P3 lawyers (again).    
       - '''ERLS: '''Still working with Max Klein.  No further news on PERLE, apart from an email acknowledging receipt of our marked up copy which is now in the hands of the IN2P3 lawyers (again).  
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       - '''JJCLab: '''I received an invitation to be on their International Scientific Council.   
       - IJCLab: I received an invitation to be on their International Scientific Council.   
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       - '''FCC-ee: '''I participated in a r review of the Injector and made several comments.  The Review closeout discussion is on Thursday.  I could not resist suggesting that they look at the LHeC electron complex as the injector (this includes the ERL design by Alex).   
       - FCC-ee: I participated in a r review of the Injector and made several comments.  The Review closeout discussion is on Thursday.  I could not resist suggesting that they look at the LHeC electron complex as the injector (this includes the  
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       - '''HIPERLAC:''' I am continuing to follow up with Framatome and BWXT, and will be writing up an LDRD proposal.            
        ERL design by Alex).   
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    '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)  
       - HiPer/HiPER Linac: I am continuing to follow up with Framatome and BWXT, and will be writing up an LDRD proposal.  Do you prefer High Performance Linac (HiPer) or High Power, Efficiency and Reliability Linac (HiPER)?
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      - '''Isotopes: '''The Quarterly Report has been written and is being submitted today.  We are still trying to understand the data from the irradiations.  Our best guess at the moment is that FLUKA 2020, which now calculates Copper67 production correctly, underestimates the production of Gallium67.  Since we calculate the amount of Copper67 from the ratio derived from the calibration, the crucible experimental data is a factor of ~2 greater than FLUKA.  We are continuing to investigate.  I already wrote to you about the new FOA; this was discussed at the Isotope Meeting and our UVA collaborators are on board to take the lead. 
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      - '''ERL Roadmap: '''The first draft of the report is due mid may, so things are heating up.  I have started on my sections, but have a lot more to do.   
 +
      - '''PERLE: '''Rumor has it that we are really close.  JLab has accepted the latest CNRS edits and the ICRADA has been sent to the DOE for concurrence.  In a video conference with Achille Stocchi, Director of IJCLab, and Jean-Luc Biarrotte, CNRS Directorate, Jean-Luc stated that CNRS are ready to sign this version.  So maybe we are getting there!   
 +
      - '''HiPERLAC:''' new name, the pre-Proposal has been uploaded to the Division site and emailed to Leigh.  I have not heard back from BWXT (they have just been named as one of two proposals for micro-reactors for DOE funding and are preparing their next steps) and Framatome (it has been passed to their technical experts).
 +
      - VCU Engineering Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering: the Industrial Advisory Board met this week.  the focus was on changing the course offerings to attract more people to the Department.  They have been losing out to computer engineering, including cyber security.  They wanted the advice of the local industries as to which courses would be best adapted for hiring, so I was not much use. 
 +
      - '''VNACA: '''Also met this week.  There was presentation by a policy wonk as to the impact of all of the new initiatives, including the Infrastructure Bill, and the various climate initiatives.  Nuclear seems to be well integrated into this as it is now generally seen as a green energy source.  Hopefully, this will positively impact approval of HIPERLAC!

Latest revision as of 14:12, 11 May 2021

April 30, 2021 Report - Apr 12 - May 7 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23) 
     - EIC Meetings (management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team, R&D)
     - EIC Management Retreat (Apr 21-22)
     - EIC Planning (technical reviews, partner project scope negotiation)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, ODU engineering)
     - ADMIN APS April Meeting (Apr 17-20)
     - ADMIN IPAC'21 planning (Wednesdays)
     - ADMIN IPACCC SPMS/Indico Task Force (Apr 20)
     - OPS Meetings (08:00 daily, BTeam, 1:30 Weds SAD)
     - ODU Lila isotopes code debugging
     - PERS COVID vaccination #2 (Apr 15), Doc appt (Apr 21)
     - VACATION Apr 16 (post-vaccination)
  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7) 
     - EIC Meetings (management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team, R&D)
     - EIC Meetings (second IR, tech change control board Apr 26)
     - EIC Planning (technical reviews starting May 10)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, personnel)
     - ADMIN IPAC'21 planning (Wednesdays, oral dry runs May 6)
     - ADMIN IPACCC SPMS/Indico Task Force (May 5)
     - OPS Meetings (08:00 daily, BTeam, 1:30 Weds SAD)
     - VACATION Apr 29 half-day





Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12- Apr 23) 
     - Present talk on ‘PERLE - ERL Test Facility’ at  DIS 2021 Workshop 
     - PRAB paper review
     - White Paper on future CEBAF - writeup on FFA energy doubling 
     - PERLE optics (one-on-one with Ryan) 
     - Writing IPAC paper on ‘CEBAF FFA energy doubling
  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - Writing IPAC paper on ‘PERLE start-to-end simulation ’ 
     - Writing IPAC paper on ‘The LHeC ERL’
     - ERL Roadmap Panel - writeup on ‘ER@CEBAF’
     - FFA@CEBAF multi-pass linac design
     - FFA@CEBAF optics (one-on-one with Ryan)




Ryan Bodenstein

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23) 
     - Attendance of 8 AM SAD meetings
     - Attendance of B-Team Meetings and Procedure Development Meetings
     - FFA WG meetings + IPAC paper
     - Attending various EIC meetings
     - Practicing OptiM
     - Guidance of Isurumali’s work – meetings and review of results, etc…
     - Writing and editing LDRD preliminary proposal – sent to Andrei and Mike 
  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - Attendance of 8 AM SAD meetings
     - Attendance of B-Team Meetings and Procedure Development Meetings
     - FFA WG meetings + IPAC paper
             - The paper is close to finished.
     - Will start working on poster and presentation
     - Attending various EIC meetings
     - Guidance of Isurumali’s work – input into IPAC paper
     - Writing and editing LDRD preliminary proposal
             - Budget spreadsheet had 2 passes with finance
             - Uploaded to sharepoint
             - Looking into final edits before submission.
      - Covid vaccine #2 on the 30th





Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - 
  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7) 
     - 




Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Out for 3 days due to a medical procedure
     - Attended Bteam, Beam-beam, and RCS meetings
     - Finished and resubmitted DODGE paper
     - Worked on analysis of February DESIREE data
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - Out for 3 days volunteering at a vaccination site in Greensboro North Carolina
     - Wrote and submitted beam time proposal for DESIREE in the fall
     - Finish data analysis of February DESIREE data
     - Write talk for IPAC





Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
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Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - 
  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
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Max Bruker

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - QCM energy gain puzzle solved. It only took me 24 pages of writing and the corresponding amount of simulation effort to discover that one of the field probe amplifiers was clipping at high levels and a select few had known about it all along and had deliberately set it up that way. People don't talk to each other, it seems like, because other members of the RF group had vehemently rejected the idea until we remeasured it. It was a fun academic exercise, though, and I got to convince people of the merit of doing simulations in parallel to commissioning. It's also possible they think I'm a pain in the butt, who knows.
     - Started looking at The Prebuncher Mystery.
  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - CEBAF MAC certification. It's already done as of today but technically belongs into this period of time.
     - The Prebuncher Mystery may have been solved, too... Some more discussion may be needed, but I think I understand the problem at a modeling level. A few pages of simulations results have been written.
     - Now, time to prepare the IPAC material.





Fanglei Lin

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Completed the isochronous optics of the dual energy storage ring cooler 
     -	Preparing the teaching material for the SPIN@USPAS2021  
     -	Miscellaneous: attended the EIC eSR polarization meeting, attended the RCS Beam and Polarization Dynamics meeting, attended the meeting of Development of Innovative High Energy Electron Cooling for an EIC Status Update, attended EIC design team meeting, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended the EIC general meeting, attended the EIC Accelerator Design meeting, attended the SPIN@USPAS2021 Prep Meeting, attended the meeting for discussion of the photon source  
  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - Work on the storage ring cooler project  
     - Work on the teaching material for USPAS 2021 summer section 




Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - I was working on IPAC2021 papers. We accepted an invitation for "Contributed Talk" from IPAC'21 on \Beam Dynamics Study in a Dual Energy Storage Ring Cooler". Papers were completed and sent it for review among the group members. After review, some corrections were made and updated almost to the final version. Papers are ready to submit at IPAC'21.
     - I was working with JSPEC (Jefferson Lab Simulation Package for Electron Cooling). I am using JSPEC in Sirepo (from Radiasoft). Cooling rates were estimated using eRHIC proton lattice parameters using both Meshkov and Parkhomchuk formula implemented in JSPEC.
     - Meshkov cooling force formula works better in dual energy storage ring. It shows good cooling rates less than an hour in both horizontal and longitudinal dimensions.
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - I will be working on IPAC'21 contributed talk presentation .
     - I will be working on IPAC'21 poster presntation.
     - I will be further working on cooling parameters calculations.




Vasiliy Morozov

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - 2nd IR design: forward acceptance optimization 
     - PRAB paper on polarization control resubmitted and has since been accepted for publication
     - FFA CEBAF: study of adiabatic match of the arcs to the straights
     - Optimization of the aspect ratio of the electron beam size at the IP
     - EDM ring design and estimates of the IBS rates
     - Identified friction and diffusion terms in the IBS for polarization lifetime calculations
     - Electron spin rotator optimization: study of spin matching requirements
     - Advising River on the crab noise study
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - 2nd IR design: forward acceptance optimization continued
     - Optimization of the aspect ratio of the electron beam size at the IP with beam-beam focusing included
     - FFA CEBAF: study of adiabatic match of the arcs to the straights continues
     - EDM ring design
     - Calculation of the ion polarization lifetime in the HSR due to IBS
     - Participation in the reviews of EIC beam-beam effects (May 10) and dynamic aperture (May 11)
     - Advising River on the crab noise study






Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Working with the Brown-Servranckx transform for round, uncoupled beam from a magnetized beam. This requires some non-conservative process in between the magnetized beam transform and the Brown-Servranckx transform - currently investigating the possibility of using space charge to facilitate this. Looking into the space charge modules in PyORBIT for applicability. The TRACK code doesn't appear to accept arbitrary matrix inputs for beamline definition, so is harder to work with for these purposes.
     - Laser particle counter: Vendor now targeting the week of May 3 for delivery of the 12-channel prototype detector. A lab bench has been moved from storage into TL 1011 for setup of the existing test apparatus. Will be on-site on 4/19 to observe/assist with reassembly of the test apparatus. Previously considered utilizing a "gene gun" apparatus to launch single particles in calibration tests, but this type of apparatus is not compatible with the size and speed of particulates to be measured with this detector. Looking into modified bead-pull measurements or a stepper motor setup for testing in air.
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - Continued work with the Brown-Servranckx transform for round, uncoupled beam from a magnetized beam. This requires some non-conservative process in between the magnetized beam transform and the Brown-Servranckx transform - currently investigating the possibility of using space charge to facilitate this. Looking into the space charge modules in PyORBIT for applicability. Dimensionality of the space charge solver greatly affects the tracked beam sizes - working to understand the proper way to utilize the different space charge solver routines. 
    - Laser particle counter: relocated test apparatus to TL 1011, but still need to work with the Detector group to reassemble the components. Vendor has experienced some shipping delays of hardware components and wants to complete some internal testing before bringing the 12-channel prototype on site - tentatively rescheduled the vendor site visit for the week of May 10. Also working to get a PC dedicated to the particle counter experiments.
    - Meeting with Omnisensing Photonics to discuss software development progress.
    - Usual biweekly meeting with Omnisensing Photonics to discuss general progress.
    - Review of student applications as part of the selection committee for MFURA awards.









Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Moller beamline work
     - Moller collab. prep work
     - Spin lecture notes
     - Analytical spin transport algorithm development
     - BTeam prep
     - Procedural development/meeting
   Next two weeks (Apr 23 - May 7)
     - Moller collaboration meeting.
     - BTeam meetings, Bteam prep
     - Spin lecture notes
     - Procedural development meetings
     - Preparing Jlab talk for Hugs
     - Moller experiment work on designing the locks
     - SBS experiment status meeting






Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)
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   Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
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River Huang

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Continue working on EIC Beam-Beam project. In Next 4-6 weeks, I also Plan to learn the online courses of “Winter 2021 US Particle Accelerator School” and will discuss the questions with Yuhong Zhang
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - Continue working on EIC Beam-Beam project and implementing Elegant for detail informations of SPS lattice with help of Vasiliy and Yuhong.  





Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Continued the checking of NL optics of individuals in pareto front, obtained for NSGA II optimization with increasing variables and changing constraints and learned that need to have a larger population with increasing number of variables.
     - I was able to Julyter Lab in Jefferson lab and tried to run the NSGA code there, but learned that this Jupyter Lab node cannot access the executable in ifarm. So it was no use as I couldn’t use Elegant simulations here.
     - Figured out Elegant run and sddsprocess in ifarm and was able to do use NSGA code in ifarm as a python script.
     - Learned how to submit this interactive mode, then as a job and able to obtain output from both. 
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - Complete IPAC paper.
     - Complete a short video for IPAC poster.





Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - UITF
          - Merged final deck from the UED Optics workspace into the Ops workspace; quite a few conflicts needed to be resolved.
     - AIPINJ
          - Set final optics in CED Optics workspace and merge into Ops
          - Prepare for upcoming commissioning testplans, including a tunnel tour
     - 'HLA
          - cs2sdds bugfixes
          - Begun work on elegant to CED import in earnest
          - Met with Chris Slominski and Michele Joyce to discuss the upcoming RF HLA API.
          - Continue work on the rayTrace tools
     - Continue work on the Aperture Scan procedure
     - Attend BTeam, AIPINJ, UITF, PPB, CASA, 0800, AI FOA, and Ops Procedure Review meetings
     - Attend AI Lunch Series talks and Accelerator Seminars
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - UITF
         - Submitted spreadsheet of Optics measurments taken after last run
         - Work with Yan to measure energy spread
     - AIPINJ
          - Rematch INJ->NL->Arc1 with Injector magnet settings that will be used for upcoming commissioning run
          - Volunteered to take shifts for AIPINJ commissioning
     - HLA
          - Continued work on elegant2ced
              - Import seems to work now; more thorough testing to come
              - While testing, uncovered a bug in ced2elegant which must be addressed
          - cs2sdds bugfixes 
     - AI FOA
          - Prepare slides to present to the weekly brainstorming meeting
          - Submit abstract to ICALEPS
     - Ops
          - Continue with Aperture Scan procedure and present again
     - Attend AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminar, OWLE machine learning seminar
     - Attend 0800, CASA, BTeam, AIPINJ, UITF Optics, AI FOA, Ops procedure review, polarized postitron meetings




He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)     
     - Learning Catch2 and use it to write unit test for the TPSA lib, which is required for submitting paper to JOSS (Journal of open source software). 
     - Fixed a bug in element-by-element tracking in JSPEC2. Now the tracking works well. 
     - Write about the previous work on simultaneously optimizing the heat load and trip rate for CEBAF RF system for a related FOA proposal. 
     - Writing the FMM paper. 
     - Investigating the latest FMM references. 
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7) 
     - Finish Writing the IPAC’21 paper and the poster slides. 
     - Finish the testing codes for the TPSA lib. 
     - Writing FMM paper. 
     - Testing the binary collision model and the local model. 




Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
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  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
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Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Isotopes –
     - ARDDOT -  
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - Isotopes – 
     - ARDDOT –


Michael Tiefenback

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
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   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
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CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Gave APS April meeting presentation and attended conference
     - Started quarterly report for High Energy Cooling FOA
     - Got COVID-19 vaccine
     - Developed budget for Isotope quarterly
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - Submit quarterly for High Energy Cooling FOA
     - Submit LOI for LDRD for Photon Sources at JLab
     - Rewrite and submit the LOSP for User Lab 4
     - Study options for long bunches in the CeC ERL
     - Start developing longitudinal model for CeC ERL on LiTrack





Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23) 
     - Vacation: April 10 - April 17
     - Isotopes: There is still a lot of discussion to try and lock down the results o the two irradiations.  This was partially achieved for the APS talk given by Steve, but we are still working on it.  The new FOA came out from the DOE Isotope program for training File:DE-FOA-0002508.pdf  We will discuss how best to respond on Friday.  Lila is getting to the end of her work, with assistance from Todd (thanks).           
     - ERL Roadmap: Still working with Max Klein.  No further news on PERLE, apart from an email acknowledging receipt of our marked up copy which is now in the hands of the IN2P3 lawyers (again).     
     - JJCLab: I received an invitation to be on their International Scientific Council.  
     - FCC-ee: I participated in a r review of the Injector and made several comments.  The Review closeout discussion is on Thursday.  I could not resist suggesting that they look at the LHeC electron complex as the injector (this includes the ERL design by Alex).  
     - HIPERLAC: I am continuing to follow up with Framatome and BWXT, and will be writing up an LDRD proposal.             
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)  
     - Isotopes: The Quarterly Report has been written and is being submitted today.  We are still trying to understand the data from the irradiations.  Our best guess at the moment is that FLUKA 2020, which now calculates Copper67 production correctly, underestimates the production of Gallium67.  Since we calculate the amount of Copper67 from the ratio derived from the calibration, the crucible experimental data is a factor of ~2 greater than FLUKA.  We are continuing to investigate.  I already wrote to you about the new FOA; this was discussed at the Isotope Meeting and our UVA collaborators are on board to take the lead.   
     - ERL Roadmap: The first draft of the report is due mid may, so things are heating up.  I have started on my sections, but have a lot more to do.     
     - PERLE: Rumor has it that we are really close.  JLab has accepted the latest CNRS edits and the ICRADA has been sent to the DOE for concurrence.  In a video conference with Achille Stocchi, Director of IJCLab, and Jean-Luc Biarrotte, CNRS Directorate, Jean-Luc stated that CNRS are ready to sign this version.  So maybe we are getting there!    
     - HiPERLAC: new name, the pre-Proposal has been uploaded to the Division site and emailed to Leigh.  I have not heard back from BWXT (they have just been named as one of two proposals for micro-reactors for DOE funding and are preparing their next steps) and Framatome (it has been passed to their technical experts). 
     - VCU Engineering Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering: the Industrial Advisory Board met this week.  the focus was on changing the course offerings to attract more people to the Department.  They have been losing out to computer engineering, including cyber security.  They wanted the advice of the local industries as to which courses would be best adapted for hiring, so I was not much use.  
     - VNACA: Also met this week.  There was presentation by a policy wonk as to the impact of all of the new initiatives, including the Infrastructure Bill, and the various climate initiatives.  Nuclear seems to be well integrated into this as it is now generally seen as a green energy source.  Hopefully, this will positively impact approval of HIPERLAC!