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Title: Tutorial on beam current monitoring

Abstract

This paper is a tutorial level review covering a wide range of aspects related to charged particle beam current measurement. The tutorial begins with a look at the characteristics of the beam as a signal source, the associated electromagnetic fields, the influence of the typical accelerator environment on those fields, and the usual means of modifying and controlling that environment to facilitate beam current measurement. Short descriptions of three quite different types of current monitors are presented and a quantitative review of the classical transformer circuit is given. Recognizing that environmental noise pick-up may present a large source of error in quantitative measurements, signal handling considerations are given considerable attention using real-life examples. An example of a successful transport line beam current monitor implementation is presented and the tutorial concludes with a few comments about signal processing and current monitor calibration issues.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
756935
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-Conf-00/119
TRN: US0003727
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 9th Beam Instrumentation Workshop, Cambridge, MA (US), 05/08/2000--05/11/2000; Other Information: PBD: 22 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BEAM CURRENTS; ACCELERATORS; BEAM MONITORS; DATA PROCESSING; CALIBRATION

Citation Formats

Robert C. Webber. Tutorial on beam current monitoring. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Robert C. Webber. Tutorial on beam current monitoring. United States.
Robert C. Webber. Thu . "Tutorial on beam current monitoring". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/756935.
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