Author: Alexandrova, A.S.
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TUXGBE2 Study of Ultra-High Gradient Acceleration in Carbon Nanotube Arrays 599
 
  • J. Resta-López, A.S. Alexandrova, V. Rodin, Y. Wei, C.P. Welsch, G.X. Xia
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • Y. M. Li, Y. Zhao
    UMAN, Manchester, United Kingdom
 
  Solid-state based wakefield acceleration of charged particles was previously proposed to obtain extremely high gradients on the order of 1 − 10 TeV/m. In recent years the possibility of using either metallic or carbon nanotube structures is attracting new attention. The use of carbon nanotubes would allow us to accelerate and channel particles overcoming many of the limitations of using natural crystals, e.g. channeling aperture restrictions and thermal-mechanical robustness issues. In this paper, we propose a potential proof of concept experiment using carbon nanotube arrays, assuming the beam parameters and conditions of accelerator facilities already available, such as CLEAR at CERN and CLARA at Daresbury. The acceleration performance of carbon nanotube arrays is investigated by using a 2D Particle-In-Cell (PIC) model based on a multi-hollow plasma. Optimum experimental beam parameters and system layout are discussed.  
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WEPAF034 A Supersonic Gas Jet-Based Beam Profile Monitor Using Fluorescence for HL-LHC 1891
 
  • H.D. Zhang, A.S. Alexandrova, R. Schnuerer, C.P. Welsch
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • M. Ady, E. Barrios Diaz, N. Chritin, O.R. Jones, R. Kersevan, T. Marriott-Dodington, S. Mazzoni, A. Rossi, G. Schneider, R. Veness
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • A.S. Alexandrova, A. Salehilashkajani, R. Schnuerer, C.P. Welsch, H.D. Zhang
    The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • P. Forck, S. Udrea
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  • P. Smakulski
    WRUT, Wroclaw, Poland
 
  Funding: The HL-LHC project, the Helmholtz Association under contract VH-NG-328, the EU's 7th Framework Programme under grant agreement no 215080 and the STFC Cockcroft core grant No. ST/G008248/1.
The High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) project aims to increase the machine luminosity by a factor of 10 as compared to the LHC's design value. To achieve this goal, a special type of electron lens is being developed. It uses a hollow electron beam which co-propagates with the hadron beam to act on any halo particles without perturbing the core of the beam. The overlapping of both beams should be carefully monitored. This contribution presents the design principle and detailed characteristics of a new supersonic gas jet-based beam profile monitor. In contrast to earlier monitors, it relies on fluorescence light emitted by the gas molecules in the jet following interaction with the primary hadron beams. A dedicated prototype has been designed and built at the Cockcroft Institute and is being commissioned. Details about monitor integration, achievable resolution and dynamic range will be given.
 
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THPML090 Optical Beam Loss Monitors Based on Fibres for the CLARA Phase 1 Beam-Line 4869
 
  • A.S. Alexandrova, L.J. Devlin, V. Tzoganis, C.P. Welsch
    The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • A.D. Brynes, F. Jackson
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • A.D. Brynes, F. Jackson, V. Tzoganis, C.P. Welsch
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • E. Effinger, E.B. Holzer
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
 
  Funding: Work supported by STFC Cockcroft Institute core Grant No. ST/G008248/1
Fibre based Optical Beam Loss Monitors (oBLMs) are on-line devices used in-situ to measure losses along a beam-line. The technology is based on the detection of Cherenkov radiation, produced inside quartz fibres placed alongside the beampipe, from the interaction of secondary showers generated from losses hitting the vacuum pipe. This contribution presents ongoing developments of an oBLM system installed along the Compact Linear Accelerator for Research and Applications (CLARA). The oBLM system consists of 4 channels which allows for sub-metre loss resolution with two dimensional coverage along the entirety of the beam line, as opposed to conventional localised BLM systems. The system was first commissioned to measure dark current from the injector. The ability of the system to locate longitudinal positions of known beam loss locations has also been measured and has shown excellent agreement. We present measurements acquired from the detector during regular operation and during dedicated beam tests. We also discuss the incorporation of the monitor into the accelerator diagnostics system and its use in assisting accelerator characterisation and performance.
 
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