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Title: Study of beam dynamics in NS-FFAG EMMA with dynamical map
Author: Giboudot, Yoel
ISNI:       0000 0004 2706 8507
Awarding Body: Brunel University
Current Institution: Brunel University
Date of Award: 2011
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Dynamical maps for magnetic components are fundamental to studies of beam dynamics in accelerators. However, it is usually not possible to write down maps in closed form for anything other than simplified models of standard accelerator magnets. In the work presented here, the magnetic field is expressed in analytical form obtained from fitting Fourier series to a 3D numerical solution of Maxwell’s equations. Dynamical maps are computed for a particle moving through this field by applying a second order (with the paraxial approximation) explicit symplectic integrator. These techniques are used to study the beam dynamics in the first non-scaling FFAG ever built, EMMA, especially challenging regarding the validity of the paraxial approximation for the large excursion of particle trajectories. The EMMA lattice has four degrees of freedom (strength and transverse position of each of the two quadrupoles in each periodic cell). Dynamical maps, computed for a set of lattice configurations, may be efficiently used to predict the dynamics in any lattice configuration. We interpolate the coefficients of the generating function for the given configuration, ensuring the symplecticity of the solution. An optimisation routine uses this tool to look for a lattice defined by four constraints on the time of flight at different beam energies. This provides a way to determine the tuning of the lattice required to produce a desired variation of time of flight with energy, which is one of the key characteristics for beam acceleration in EMMA. These tools are then benchmarked against data from the recent EMMA commissioning.
Supervisor: Wolski, A. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Magnetic fieldmap ; Symplectic integrator ; Non linear dynamics ; Paraxial approximation ; Generating function