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Title: Overview and analysis of the 2016 Gold Run in the Booster and AGS

Run 16 differed from preceding Au runs in that during most of it a 12:6:2 merge was employed in the AGS instead of an 8:4:2 merge. This was done to provide higher bunch intensities for RHIC. Since the approach to providing higher bunch intensities is, and has been, to merge more Booster bunches of the same intensity into one final bunch, detailing the longitudinal aspects of this setup seems quite relevant. So, aside from providing an overview of the Au portion of Run 16, this note also contains a series of emittance measurements in the Booster and AGS. Comparisons of these to similar measurements in previous runs are also made in hopes of gaining a better understanding of what factors contribute to the emittance of a bunch at AGS extraction. The note also tries to provide some context in which to understand the various merge schemes and describes a potential 8 to 1 type merge.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Alternating Gradient Synchrotron
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1326761
Report Number(s):
BNL--112663-2016-IR
R&D Project: KBCH139; KB0202011; TRN: US1700029
DOE Contract Number:
SC00112704
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Alternating Gradient Synchrotron
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BROOKHAVEN AGS; GOLD; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; BEAM EXTRACTION; BEAM EMITTANCE; BEAM DYNAMICS Alternating Gradient Synchrotron