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June 10, 2021 Report - May 24 - June 18 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (May 10 - May 21) 
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Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (May 10 - May 21) 
     - Present talk on ‘ RF issues of Low Energy Muon Acceleration’ at 1-st Muon Collider Community mtg.
     - ERL Roadmap Panel - writeup on ‘The Art of Arcs’
     - White Paper on future CEBAF - writeup on ‘FFA Energy Doubling’
     - Bisected linac optics (one-on-one with Ryan) 
     - Presenting a talk  on ‘CEBAF FFA energy doubling’ at Hall C collaboration mtg.
  Next two weeks (May 24 - June 4)
     - Attending IPAC’21
     - Summer Students lecture on ‘Introduction to Accelerators ’
     - ERL Roadmap Panel - writeup on ‘the LHeC ERL’
     - Mentoring a SULI student
     - FFA@CEBAF multi-pass linac optics




Ryan Bodenstein

  Previous two weeks (May 24 - June 4) 
     - IPAC21 Attendence
     - LDRD Proposal submitted on May 28th 
     - Summer student – help with project definition and guidance
     - Help with guidance of Isurumali
     - B-Team
     - FFA@CEBAF collaboration
  Next two weeks (June 7 - June 18)
     - Operations meetings
     - B-Team meetings
     - Radworker I training test (passed)
     - Radworker I training practical (scheduled for 15th)
     - MAC training for MCC/CEBAF (for channel access)
     - Summer Student guidance
     - FFA@CEBAF collab work
     - LDRD questions and updates





Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (May 10 - May 21)
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Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (May 10 - May 21)
     - Created posters for IPAC
     - Created slides for IPAC talk
     - Recorded IPAC talk and poster videos
     - Completed IPAC proceedings papers
     - Wrote SAD update talk for GlueX meeting
   Next two weeks (May 24 - June 4)
     - Attended IPAC with 1 contributed talk and 2 posters
     - Gave SAD update talk at GlueX meeting
     - I will be taking some time off next week





Chris Tennant

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Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

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Max Bruker

  Previous two weeks (May 10 - May 21)
     - IPAC poster + video + paper done
     - I repeated some simulations of the emittance growth in the IMP experiment with phase dithering to make sure they all use the same, most recent tracking code. Unfortunately, the result does not agree with reality anymore! This may be something to study at a later point. For now, I left the dithering results out of the IPAC material.
     - We wanted to start beam commissioning of the CEBAF injector upgrade this week, but it was delayed by a series of unfortunate circumstances.
  Next two weeks (May 24 - June 4)
     - Start the aforementioned beam commissioning phase.




Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (May 10 - May 21)
     - Completed papers preparations for IPAC'21. Two papers submitted for publications.
     - Completed videos uploads for a contributed talk and for a poster presentations at IPAC'21.
     - I was working on new lattice with isochronous arc.
   Next two weeks (May 24 - June 4)
     - I will participate at IPAC'21 virtual conference starting 05/24/2021 and ends at 05/28/2021.
     - I will be working with new dual energy ring and parameters calculation.





Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (May 10 - May 21)
     - Review of student applications as part of the selection committee for MFURA awards.
     - Continued work with the Brown-Servranckx transform for round, uncoupled beam from a magnetized beam. Trying to characterize the effects of different forms of the Brown-Servranckx transform, both with and without the 2.5D space charge solver enabled. The 3D space charge solver seems to result in huge, unphysical beams, so still trying to understand this module and its implementation.
     - Laser particle counter: test apparatus has been reassembled in TL 1011. Minor modifications, including moving the vacuum pump off of the bench to the floor, may be necessary as testing resumes. The vendor has received and tested initial hardware components and plans to be on site 5/26 and 5/27, returning once per week on a continuing basis thereafter.
     - Usual biweekly meeting with Omnisensing Photonics to discuss general progress.
     - Prepared and gave a short presentation on parametric-resonance ionization cooling (PIC and Skew PIC) concepts, implementation, and challenges as part of the 1st Muon Community Meeting hosted by CERN. Presentation was part of an overall presentation on advanced muon cooling concepts.
   Next two weeks (May 24 - June 4)
     - Attending virtual IPAC2021. Following week: catching up on IPAC talks missed during on site work.
     - Laser particle counter: On site visit by vendor on 5/26 and 5/27. A 6-channel prototype was delivered instead of the 12-channel prototype expected due to hardware delays. Initial visit to familiarize ourselves with the hardware and GUI for data-taking. The current prototype can only record data from two channels simultaneously, so an obvious action item is to enable simultaneous recording of data from all six available channels. 
     - Submitted an action item list to the vendor. Vendor will return with prototype detector either 6/3 or the following week.









Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

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Randi Gamage

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River Huang

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Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (May 10 - May 21)
     - Prepared the poster, poster video and paper for IAPC’21
     - Read some materials received from USPAS Spin dynamics in Particle Accelerator class.
     - Checking outcome for 12-dimensional search problem with different constraints. 
   Next two weeks (May 24 - June 4)
     - Participate in IPAC’21.
     - Continue 12-D search and figure out the better suited constraints and try to come up with a modified objective functions.





Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (May 10 - May 21)
     - UITF
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     - AIPINJ
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     - 'HLA
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   Next two weeks (May 24 - June 4)
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     - AIPINJ
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     - HLA
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     - AI FOA
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     - Ops
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He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (May 10 - May 21)     
     - Finished IPAC slides and presentation. Finished and uploaded the IPAC paper. 
     - Participate in writing and editing an LDRD proposal.  
   Next two weeks (May 24 - June 4) 
     - IPAC’21
     - Add to TPSA lib the feature: generate a symplectic map from a given truncated map. 
     - Finish writing the tests for the TPSA lib.
     - Writing FMM paper. 





Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

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Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (May 10 - May 21)
     - Isotopes –
     - ARDDOT -  
   Next two weeks (May 24 - June 4)
     - Isotopes – 
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Michael Tiefenback

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CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (May 10 - May 21)
     - Start setting up CRADA with HZDR
     - Started preparing presentation on loss control in high current ERLs
     - Reviewed several IPAC papers and presentations
     - Submitted ERL Roadmap entries
     - Went over FOA call for SBIRs with Michelle Shinn
     - Put together LDRD proposal
   Next two weeks (May 24 - June 4)
     - Attend IPAC
     - Complete and present talk on Loss control in high current ERLs for SHC group
     - Submit LDRD proposal
     - Set up training for Drive Laser Enclosure LPSS
     - Start developing longitudinal model for CeC ERL on LiTrack





Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (May 24 - June 4) 
     - Isotopes: We received the FOA and immediately afterwards a letter from Stuart with reservations about whether we should apply. I have circulated a couple of draft responses and got some comments (thanks Todd) but still nothing from Andrei. Perhaps you can ask him. I don’t want to go to Stuart with something he does not agree with. Our collaborators at UVA are proceeding, and I asked them to consider their options if we are unable to continue. They would be ready to respond to the FOA, purchasing Copper67 from the Isotope program. This would be a sad outcome for us, but I encouraged them to consider that option if it comes to that.             
     - ERL Panel: This has taken up most of my time over the last couple of weeks. We now have a draft paper with ~200 pages with descriptions of past ERL facilities, the technology challenges and the future uses. We still need to develop the Roadmap; I know what I think it should be and believe I can push it through. I ended up writing several introductory sections.     
     - ERL Symposium: The Panel was instructed to seek input from the community which happened on Friday June 4 with over 100 participants. I presented an overview of the ERL facilities (I uploaded it as a Tech Note JLAB-TN-21-022). I think the response was pretty positive - but maybe I am biased! 
     - PERLE: the ICRADA is inching towards signature.  The French lawyers have approved our text and sent it on for signature.  After that, it will go to the DOE for their signature. The other participants have now signed the Collaboration Agreement and are preparing an in-person meeting on July 7 to celebrate the event. I will not be attending in person (DOE rules), nor does it seem likely that our ICRADA will have been signed by then. One positive development is the involvement of Grenoble under Maud Baylac - you see Jefferson Lab staff and ex-staff are everywhere in this project!    
     - FCC-ee Injector Review:I participated in a meeting to close out our findings. 
     - AccApp'21: I attended an organizing committee meeting but I must admit that I am behind in sending out invitations to invited speakers.  
     - Loida: My summer student started and I have spent a fair amount of time to “launch” her, so far it seems to be working out.               
   Next two weeks (May 24 - June 4)  
     - Isotopes:    
     - ERL Roadmap:    
     - PERLE:    
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     - VNACA: