Time evolution of ground motion-dependent depolarisation at linear colliders

Bailey, I. and Bartels, C. and Beckmann, M. and Hartin, A. and Helebrant, C. and Kaefer, D. and List, J. and Moortgat-Pick, G. (2009) Time evolution of ground motion-dependent depolarisation at linear colliders. In: Polarized sources, targets and polarimetry : proceedings of the 13th International Workshop. World Scientific, ITA. ISBN 9789814324915

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Future linear colliders plan to collide polarised beams and the planned physics reach requires knowledge of the state of polarisation as precisely as possible. The polarised beams can undergo depolarisation due to various mechanisms. In order to quantify the uncertainty due to depolarisation, spin tracking simulations in the International Linear Collider (ILC) Beam Delivery System (BDS) and at the Interaction Point (IP) have been performed. Spin tracking in the BDS was achieved using the BMAD subroutine library, and the CAIN program was used to do spin tracking through the beam-beam collision. Assuming initially aligned beamline elements in the BDS, a ground motion model was applied to obtain realistic random misalignments over various time scales.Depolarisation at the level of 0.1% occurs within a day of ground motion at a noisy site. Depolarisation at the IP also exceeds 0.1% for the nominal parameter sets for both the ILC and for the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC).Theoretical work is underway to include radiative corrections in the depolarisation processes and simulation of the depolarisation through the entire collider is envisaged.

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8 pages, 4 figures, PST09 proceedings; Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Polarised Sources, Targets and Polarimetry 2009, World Scientific 2011
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