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Beam dynamics simulations of the CLIC crab cavity and implications on the BDS

Shinton, I.R.R. and Burt, Graeme and Glasman, C.J. and Jones, R.M. and Wolski, A. (2011) Beam dynamics simulations of the CLIC crab cavity and implications on the BDS. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 657 (1). pp. 126-130.

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Abstract

The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) is a proposed electron positron linear collider design aiming to achieve a centre of mass energy of up to 3 TeV. The main accelerating structures in CLIC operate at an X-band frequency of 11.994 GHz with an accelerating gradient of 100 MV/m. The present design requires the beams to collide at a small crossing angle of 10 mrad per line giving a resultant overall crossing angle of 20 mrad. Transverse deflecting cavities, referred to as “Crab cavities”, are installed in the beam delivery system (BDS) of linear collider designs in order to ensure the final luminosity at the interaction point (IP) is comparable to that in a head on collision. We utilise the beam tracking code PLACET combined with the beam–beam code GUINEA-PIG to calculate the resulting luminosity at the IP. We follow a similar tuning procedure to that used for the design of the ILC crab cavities and anitcrab cavities. However an unexpected loss in luminosity of 10% was observed for the 20 mrad design was observed. It was discovered that the action of the crab cavities can affect the geometric aberrations resulting from the sextupoles used to correct chromatic effects in the beam delivery system. This has direct consequences regarding the design of the present CLIC BDS.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Uncontrolled Keywords: CLIC ; Crab cavity ; Beam dynamics ; PLACET ; GUINEA-PIG
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 51888
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 07 Dec 2011 14:58
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2014 13:10
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/51888

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