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Title: IOTA (Integrable Optics Test Accelerator): Facility and experimental beam physics program

The Integrable Optics Test Accelerator (IOTA) is a storage ring for advanced beam physics research currently being built and commissioned at Fermilab. It will operate with protons and electrons using injectors with momenta of 70 and 150 MeV/c, respectively. The research program includes the study of nonlinear focusing integrable optical beam lattices based on special magnets and electron lenses, beam dynamics of space-charge effects and their compensation, optical stochastic cooling, and several other experiments. In this article, we present the design and main parameters of the facility, outline progress to date and provide the timeline of the construction, commissioning and research. Finally, the physical principles, design, and hardware implementation plans for the major IOTA experiments are also discussed.
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  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  2. RadiaSoft LLC, Boulder, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-562-AD-APC; arXiv:1612.06289
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221; 1505041; TRN: US1700643
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 03; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; beam dynamics; instrumentation for particle accelerators and storage rings — high energy (linear accelerators, synchrotrons); instrumentation for particle accelerators and storage rings — low energy (linear accelerators, cyclotrons, electrostatic accelerators); beam-line instrumentation (beam position and profile monitors; beam-intensity monitors; bunch length monitors)
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