Jun 24 – 28, 2019
Crowne Plaza Brussels Le Palace
Europe/Zurich timezone

Optimal beam dilution pattern of the FCC-hh ring using beating frequencies

Jun 25, 2019, 3:30 PM
Klimt (Ground floor)


Ground floor

Poster FCC-hh accelerator Poster session


Mr Benedek Facskó (Eötvös Loránd University)


In order to avoid the damage of the dump target of the FCC-hh ring, the beam will be swept over its surface in a spiral pattern, using dilution kickers oscillating in the x/y planes with 90 degree phase difference, and an amplitude changing with time. Whereas the natural time-dependence of the amplitude is a convex function (the exponential decay of a damped oscillating circuit $\exp(-t/\tau)$), the optimal shape can be shown to be concave, i.e. have a steeper slope towards small radii, producing a flat energy deposition. This waveform is difficult to realize directly with a dedicated electric circuit. Deviations from the optimal shape lead to areas with an energy deposition density over the damage threshold, or if this is to be respected, to the necessity of the overspecification of the kickers and the absorber in terms of bending power and size, respectively. We propose the realization of the optimal pattern using two beating frequencies. This method has the advantage of using very simple circuitry (independent damped oscillators) which interfere only in their effect on the beam. Besides the demonstration of the concept, a sensitivity analysis to the circuit parameters will be presented.

Primary authors

Daniel Barna (Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU)) Mr Benedek Facskó (Eötvös Loránd University) Anton Lechner (CERN)

Presentation materials