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The Center for Bright Beams, A National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center

Fermilab Seminar (Public invited)

Wed, 03/30/2022, 3:30pm

Title: "Tracking a single electron: a path to the better beams"

Speaker: Aleksandr Romanov, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Location: Zoom (link provided in department email)


IOTA is a research storage ring located at Fermilab. It is fully dedicated to studies of the physical processes in accelerators. Since it was commissioned in 2018, IOTA has hosted three successful runs with electrons of up to 150 MeV.

This presentation will cover a series of studies that were based on the detection of synchrotron radiation. A part of the studies was experiments with a single electron, which open access to fundamental properties of synchrotron radiation and beam dynamics. A series of proof-of-principle studies will be discussed that show the benefits and feasibility of a complete 6-dimensional tracking of a single electron in a storage ring.

Such tracking would enable a new class of beam diagnostic technologies that can enhance our understanding and control of beam dynamics. Our plans for future experiments and possible applications of the new diagnostics methods will be presented at the end.