Author: Colling, M.
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TUZGBE3 Towards Implementation of Laser Engineered Surface Structures for Electron Cloud Mitigation 1220
  • M. Sitko, V. Baglin, S. Calatroni, P. Chiggiato, B. Di Girolamo, E. Garcia-Tabares Valdivieso, M. Taborelli
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • A. Abdolvand, D. Bajek, S. Wackerow
    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • M. Colling, T.J. Jones, P.A. McIntosh
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  The LHC operation has proven that the electron cloud could be a significant limiting factor in machine performance, in particular for future High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) beams. Electron clouds, generated by electron multipacting in the beam pipes, leads to beam instabilities and beam-induced heat load in cryogenic systems. Laser Engineered Surface Structures (LESS) is a novel surface treatment which changes the morphology of the internal surfaces of vacuum chambers. The surface modification results in a reduced secondary electron yield (SEY) and, consequently, in the eradication of the electron multipacting. Low SEY values of the treated surfaces and flexibility in choosing the laser parameters make LESS a promising treatment for future accelerators. LESS can be applied both in new and existing accelerators owing to the possibility of automated in-situ treatment. This approach has been developed and optimised for the LHC beam screens in which the electron cloud has to be mitigated before the HL-LHC upgrade. We will present the latest steps towards the implementation of LESS.  
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