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Conference Paper

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Publication Title

Proceedings of the 6th International Particle Accelerator Conference



Conference Name

6th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2015)


A local crabbing scheme requires π/2 (mod π) horizontal betatron phase advances from an interaction point (IP) to the crab cavities on each side of it. However, realistic phase advances generated by sets of quadrupoles, or Final Focusing Blocks (FFB), between the crab cavities located in the expanded beam regions and the IP differ slightly from π/2. To understand the effect of crabbing on the beam dynamics in this case, a simple model of the optics of the Medium Energy Electron-Ion Collider (MEIC) including local crabbing was developed using linear matrices and then studied numerically over multiple turns (1000 passes) of both electron and proton bunches. The same model was applied to both local and global crabbing schemes to determine the linear-order dynamical effects of the synchro-betatron coupling induced by crabbing.


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

Copyright © 2015 by the Author(s).

Published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported license.

Original Publication Citation

Castilla, A., Morozov, V. S., Satogata, T. J., & Delayen, J. R. (2015). Modeling Crabbing Dynamics in an Electron-Ion Collider. In Proceedings of the 6th International Particle Accelerator Conference, Richmond, VA, May 3-8, 2015 (pp. 2333-2335).


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