Measurements and simulations of wakefields at the Accelerator Test Facility 2

Jochem Snuverink, Robert Ainsworth, Stewart Boogert, Francis Cullinan, Alexey Lyapin, Youngim Kim, K. Kubo, S. Kuroda, T. Okugi, T. Tauchi, N. Terunuma, J. Urakawa, G. R. White

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Wakefields are an important factor in accelerator design, and are a real concern when preserving the low beam emittance in modern machines. Charge dependent beam size growth has been observed at the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF2), a test accelerator for future linear collider beam delivery systems. Part of the explanation of this beam size growth is wakefields. In this paper we present numerical calculations of the wakefields produced by several types of geometrical discontinuities in the beam line as well as tracking simulations to estimate the induced effects. We also discuss precision beam kick measurements performed with the ATF2 cavity beam position monitor system for a test wakefield source in a movable section of the vacuum chamber. Using an improved model independent method we measured a wakefield kick for this movable section of about 0.49  V/pC/mm, which, compared to the calculated value from electromagnetic simulations of 0.41  V/pC/mm, is within the systematic error.
Original languageEnglish
Article number091002
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review Special Topics: Accelerators and Beams
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2016

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