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Conference Paper

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Publication Title

Proceedings of the 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference



Conference Name

5th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2014)


The design strategy of the Medium Energy Electron-Ion Collider (MEIC) at Jefferson Lab contemplates both matching of the emittance aspect ratios and a 50 mrad crossing angle along with crab crossing scheme for both electron and ion beams over the energy range (√s=20-70 GeV) to achieve high luminosities at the interaction points (IPs). However, the desired locations for placing the crabbing cavities may include regions where the transverse degrees of freedom of the beams are coupled with variable coupling strength that depends on the collider rings’ magnetic elements (solenoids and skew quadrupoles). In this work we explore the feasibility of employing twin rf dipoles that produce a variable direction crabbing kick to account for a range of transverse coupling of both beams.


Authored by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC under U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177

Copyright © 2014 by JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland.

Published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported license.

Original Publication Citation

Castilla, A., Delayen, J., Morozov, V., & Satogata, T. (2014). Employing Twin Crabbing Cavities to Address Variable Transverse Coupling of Beams in the MEIC. In Proceedings of the 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC'14), Dresden, Germany, June 15-20, 2014 (pp. 80-82).


0000-0002-8222-8740 (Delayen), 0000-0002-8081-3815 (Satogata)