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Title: SLC Final Performance and Lessons

Abstract

The Stanford Linear Collider (SLC) was the first prototype of a new type of accelerator, the electron-positron linear collider. Many years of dedicated effort were required to understand the physics of this new technology and to develop the techniques for maximizing performance. Key issues were emittance dilution, stability, final beam optimization and background control. Precision, non-invasive diagnostics were required to measure and monitor the beams throughout the machine. Beam-based feedback systems were needed to stabilize energy, trajectory, intensity and the final beam size at the interaction point. variety of new tuning techniques were developed to correct for residual optical or alignment errors. The final focus system underwent a series of refinements in order to deliver sub-micron size beams. It also took many iterations to understand the sources of backgrounds and develop the methods to control them. The benefit from this accumulated experience was seen in the performance of the SLC during its final run in 1997-98. The luminosity increased by a factor of three to 3*10 30 and the 350,000 Z data sample delivered was nearly double that from all previous runs combined.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
784718
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-8556
TRN: US0108539
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 25 Oct 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BEAM LUMINOSITY; PERFORMANCE; STANFORD LINEAR COLLIDER; TUNING; BEAM MONITORS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; OPERATION; FOCUSING

Citation Formats

Phinney, Nan. SLC Final Performance and Lessons. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/784718.
Phinney, Nan. SLC Final Performance and Lessons. United States. doi:10.2172/784718.
Phinney, Nan. Wed . "SLC Final Performance and Lessons". United States. doi:10.2172/784718. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/784718.
@article{osti_784718,
title = {SLC Final Performance and Lessons},
author = {Phinney, Nan},
abstractNote = {The Stanford Linear Collider (SLC) was the first prototype of a new type of accelerator, the electron-positron linear collider. Many years of dedicated effort were required to understand the physics of this new technology and to develop the techniques for maximizing performance. Key issues were emittance dilution, stability, final beam optimization and background control. Precision, non-invasive diagnostics were required to measure and monitor the beams throughout the machine. Beam-based feedback systems were needed to stabilize energy, trajectory, intensity and the final beam size at the interaction point. variety of new tuning techniques were developed to correct for residual optical or alignment errors. The final focus system underwent a series of refinements in order to deliver sub-micron size beams. It also took many iterations to understand the sources of backgrounds and develop the methods to control them. The benefit from this accumulated experience was seen in the performance of the SLC during its final run in 1997-98. The luminosity increased by a factor of three to 3*10 30 and the 350,000 Z data sample delivered was nearly double that from all previous runs combined.},
doi = {10.2172/784718},
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number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {10}
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