Thesis work

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Oral Qualifying Exam-March 2019

Annual review-May 2020

Thesis Outline

  1. Introduction
  • Magnetized electron beam
  • Applications of the magnetized electron beam
    • Magnetized electron cooling
  • Jefferson Lab magnetized electron source for the JLEIC cooler


  1. Generation of the magnetized electron beam
  • Experimental setup (DC HV gun, photocathode, cathode solenoid, RF laser, focusing solenoids, etc.)
  • Beam diagnostics


  1. Beam dynamics
  • Beam matrix
  • Phase space
  • Emittance (thermal, phase space, geometric)
  • Effective(drift) emittance (emittance of the magnetized beam)
  • Measuring the beam emittance


  1. Space charge effect
  • Space charge effect in the magnetized beam
  1. Simulations on the magnetized electron beam
  • ASTRA
    • Initial particle distribution
    • Field maps (3D E field map, 2D B field map)
    • Space charge calculation mechanism
    • Emittance
  • GPT
    • Initial particle distribution (Laser*QE image processing)
    • Field maps (3D E field map, 2D B field map)
    • Space charge calculation mechanism
    • Emittance
  • Post-processing (MATLAB)
  1. Characterization of the magnetized beam
  • Experimental method
    • Beam size vs solenoid I
    • Rotation angle vs solenoid I
    • Emittance vs solenoid I - two different laser sizes
    • Emittance vs laser spot sizes - max solenoid current
  • ASTRA/GPT simulations (Simulation of all the above variations)
  • Conclusions (comparisons -measurements vs simulations, mismatch oscillations, negative rotation angles, etc.)


  1. Experiments and numerical simulations of the space charge dominated magnetized beam
  • Experimental methods
    • Pulse energy vs extracted charge -for different magnetizations
    • Space charge current limitation dependence on gun high voltage - for different magnetizations
    • Space charge current limitation dependence on pulse width- for different magnetizations
    • Space charge current limitation dependence on laser spot size- for different magnetizations
  • GPT simulations
  • Conclusions (Comparison -measurements and simulations)


  1. Redesigning and performance of the photogun
  • Gun designing
    • CST electrostatic design
    • GPT simulations implementing the new gun field map
  • Polishing and gun assembly
  • High voltage conditioning


  1. Repeated experimental and numerical simulations results of the space charge dominated magnetized beam with the new photogun ==


  1. Conclusions


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