Author: Frank, W.A.
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TUPP037 Studies of the Time Structure of Ionisation Beam Profile Measurements in the ISIS Extracted Proton Beamline 407
  • C.C. Wilcox, W.A. Frank, A. Pertica, R.E. Williamson
    STFC/RAL/ISIS, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  Ionisation Profile Monitors (IPMs) are used at the ISIS neutron and muon source to perform non-destructive transverse beam profile measurements. An in-house particle tracking code, combined with 3D CST modelling of the electric fields within the monitors, has been used to improve understanding of the various error sources within the IPMs, and shows close agreement with profile measurements in the synchrotron. To allow for detailed benchmarking studies, an IPM has been installed in Extracted Proton Beamline 1 (EPB1), enabling comparison with secondary emission (SEM) grid measurements. However, the IPM measurements taken in EPB1 show increased levels of profile broadening at operational beam intensities, which are not reproduced by SEM measurements or simulation. To investigate these differences, studies of the time structure of measured profiles are being performed. This paper details the development of new, high-speed multichannel data acquisition electronics, required to perform these studies. Resulting measurements are discussed, along with an analysis of the data’s time structure and a comparison with that predicted by the IPM code.  
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About • paper received ※ 04 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 11 September 2019       issue date ※ 10 November 2019  
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