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Title: Development of a beam loss monitor using the Cherenkov effect in optical fibres
Author: Intermite, Angela
ISNI:       0000 0004 2745 2904
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2012
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The need for real-time monitoring of beam losses, including evaluation of their intensity and localization of their exact position, together with the possibility to overcome the limitations due to the reduced space for the diagnostics, makes exploitation of the Cherenkov effect in optical fibres, one of the most suitable candidates for beam loss monitoring. In this thesis, the design, development and characterization of an optical fibre beam loss monitor based on high radiation hardness pure silica fibres and silicon photomultipliers is reported. The tests were carried out at the ALICE accelerator research and development facility, Daresbury Laboratories, UK. For this purpose high numerical aperture fibres were used together with the latest generation silicon detector instead of the standard photomultiplier tubes commonly used for Cherenkov beam loss monitoring.
Supervisor: Wolski, Andrzej Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: QC Physics