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Christopher Tennant


Graduate Student


Contact

  • Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators
    Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
    12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606
  • 757-269-6096 (phone)
    757-269-5024 (fax)
  • tennant@jlab.org
  • Curriculum Vitae
Education
Appointments
  • Postdoc (2006-present)
    Free Electron Laser Program, Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory

  • Graduate Research Assistant (2002-2006)
    Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators, Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory

  • Laboratory Instructor (2001-2002)
    Department of Physics, The College of William & Mary

  • Part-Time Researcher (2000)
    Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics, Cornell University

Honors and Awards
  • 2006 Selected to attend the International School for Linear Colliders in Hayama, Japan
  • 2005 SURA Poster Award Contest, 2nd Place, Annual User's Meeting
  • 2005 Particle Accelerator Conference Student Travel Scholarship
  • 2005 SURA/Jefferson Laboratory Graduate Student Fellowship Award
  • 2003 Particle Accelerator Conference Student Travel Scholarship
  • 2000 Ithaca College Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science Foundation Award

Research Interests
  • Pushing the frontier of energy recovery linac (ERL) based particle accelerators utilizing high energy and high average current beams, studying the high average current effects in ERLs, feedback systems to suppress multibunch instabilities in ERLs

Invited Talks
  • "There and Back Again, a Grad Student's Tale"
    Department of Physics, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY (2006)

  • "Superconducting RF Linac Technology for ERL Light Sources"
    Optics and Photonics Conference, San Diego, CA (2005)

  • "Introduction to Accelerator Physics"
    Teacher Academy in Physical Science (TAPS), Newport News, VA (2005)

  • "Introduction to Accelerator Physics"
    The 20th Annual Hampton University Graduate Studies Program (HUGS), Newport News, VA (2005)

  • "Suppression Techniques for Multipass Beam Breakup"
    The 32nd Advanced ICFA Beam Dynamics Workshop on Energy Recovering Linacs, Newport News, VA (2005)

  • "CEBAF-ER: Extending the Frontier of Energy Recovery at Jefferson Lab"
    The 11th Workshop on RF Superconductivity, Lubeck, Germany (2003)

Refereed Publications
  • D. Douglas, K. Jordan, L. Merminga, E. Pozdeyev, C. Tennant, H. Wang, I. Bazarov, G. Hoffstaetter, S. Simrock, T. Smith "Experimental Investigation of Multipass, Multibunch Beam Breakup in the Jefferson Laboratory Free Electron Laser Upgrade" Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, 9, 064403 (2006)

  • E. Pozdeyev, J. Bisognano, R. Hajima, M. Sawamura, T. Smith, C. Tennant "Multipass Beam Breakup in Energy Recovery Linacs" Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A, 557, 176 (2006)}

  • C. Tennant, K. Beard, D. Douglas, K. Jordan, L. Merminga, E. Pozdeyev, T. Smith "First Observations and Suppression of Multipass, Multibunch Beam Breakup in the Jefferson Laboratory Free Electron Laser Upgrade" Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, 8, 074403 (2005)

Conference Presentations
  • C. Tennant, I. Bazarov, D. Douglas, G. Hoffstaetter, K. Jordan, L. Merminga, E. Pozdeyev, S. Simrock, T. Smith, H. Wang "Experimental Investigations of Beam Breakup in the Jefferson Laboratory 10 kW FEL Upgrade Driver" American Physical Society April Meeting, Dallas, TX (2005) (talk presented April 2006)

  • C. Tennant, I. Bazarov, D. Douglas, G. Hoffstaetter, K. Jordan, L. Merminga, E. Pozdeyev, S. Simrock, T. Smith, H. Wang "Experimental Investigations of Beam Breakup in the Jefferson Laboratory 10 kW FEL Upgrade Driver" Proceedings of the 2005 Particle Accelerator Conference, Knoxville, TN (2005) (talk presented May 2005)

  • C. Tennant and E. Pozdeyev "Studies of the Regenerative BBU at the JLab FEL Upgrade" CASA Beam Physics Seminar, Newport News, VA (2005) (talk presented March 2005)

  • E. Pozdeyev, D. Douglas, L. Merminga, T. Smith, C. Tennant `"Multipass, Multibunch Beam Breakup Suppression in Two Pass Recirculating Accelerators" Proceedings of the 7th Directed Energy Symposium, Rockville, MD (2004) (talk presented by T. Smith October 2004)

  • C. Tennant, D. Douglas, K. Jordan, L. Merminga, T. Smith "Suppression of Multipass, Multibunch Beam Breakup in Two-Pass Recirculating Accelerators" Proceedings of the 26th International FEL Conference, Trieste, Italy (2004) (talk presented by T. Smith September 2004)

  • C. Tennant, K. Jordan, E. Pozdeyev, R. Rimmer, S. Simrock, H. Wang "Methods for Measuring and Controlling Beam Breakup in High Current ERLs" Proceedings of the 2004 LINAC Conference, Lubeck, Germany (2004) (poster presented by S. Simrock August 2004)

  • A. Freyberger, K. Beard, A. Bogacz, Y. Chao, S. Chattopadhyay, D. Douglas, A. Hutton, L. Merminga, C. Tennant, M. Tiefenback "The CEBAF Energy Recovery Experiment: Update and Future Plans" Proceedings of the 9th European Particle Accelerator Conference, Lucerne, Switzerland (2004) (poster presented by A. Freyberger July 2004)

  • A. Bogacz, K. Beard, J. Bengtsson, A. Bernhard, C. Butler, Y. Chao, S. Chattopadhyay, H. Dong, D. Douglas, A. Freyberger, A. Guerra, R. Hicks, A. Hofler, C. Hovater, A. Hutton, R. Kazimi, R. Lauze, A. Magerl, L. Merminga, T. Plawski, Y. Roblin, M. Spata, C. Tennant, M. Tiefenback, H. Toyokawa "CEBAF Energy Recovery Experiment" Proceedings of the 2003 Particle Accelerator Conference, Portland, OR (2003) (talk presented by A. Bogacz May 2003)

  • C. Tennant, Y. Chao, D. Douglas, A. Freyberger, M. Tiefenback "Beam Characterization in the CEBAF-ER Experiment" Proceedings of the 2003 Particle Accelerator Conference, Portland, OR (2003) (poster presented May 2003)

  • T. Hiatt, K. Baggett, M. Beck, G. Biallas, D. Douglas, K. Sullivan, C. Tennant "Magnetic Measurement of the 10 kW, IR FEL Dipole Magnets" Proceedings of the 2003 Particle Accelerator Conference, Portland, OR (2003) (poster presented by G. Biallas May 2003)

Professional Activities
  • Member American Physical Society
  • Associate Member of Sigma Xi Research Society
  • Member of Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematical Honor Society
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Ithaca College Freshmen Oracle Honor Society


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