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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)
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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)
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Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
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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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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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Joe Gubeli

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


Michael Tiefenback

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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!