Special Beam Physics Seminar
The Small Isochronous Ring (SIR), whose main objectives are
experimental studies of space charge effects in the isochronous regime
and validation of space charge codes, is under development at the
National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan
State University (MSU). The ring is a small-scale experiment that
simulates the dynamics of intense beams in large-scale accelerators.
It will store hydrogen and deuterium ions at energies of approximately
20-30 keV for a few tens of turns. The low beam energy and the small
scale of the experiment will provide a unique opportunity to perform
accurate experiments on space charge dominated beams
that are difficult to conduct in large-scale accelerators
because of power and timing limitations imposed on beam diagnostics.
The talk reports the status of the project and describes results of
simulations of the beam dynamics in the ring.
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