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Title: RHIC PERFORMANCE DURING THE FY10 200 GeV Au+Au HEAVY ION RUN

Since the last successful RHIC Au+Au run in 2007 (Run-7), the RHIC experiments have made numerous detector improvements and upgrades. In order to benefit from the enhanced detector capabilities and to increase the yield of rare events in the acquired heavy ion data a significant increase in luminosity is essential. In Run-7 RHIC achieved an average store luminosity of <L> = 12 x 10{sup 26} cm{sup -2} s{sup -1} by operating with 103 bunches (out of 111 possible), and by squeezing to {beta}* = 0.85 m. This year, Run-10, we achieved <L> = 20 x 10{sup 26} cm{sup -2} s{sup -1}, which put us an order of magnitude above the RHIC design luminosity. To reach these luminosity levels we decreased {beta}* to 0.75 m, operated with 111 bunches per ring, and reduced longitudinal and transverse emittances by means of bunched-beam stochastic cooling. In addition we introduced a lattice to suppress intra-beam scattering (IBS) in both RHIC rings, upgraded the RF control system, and separated transition crossing times in the two rings. We present an overview of the changes and the results of Run-10 performance.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
984410
Report Number(s):
BNL-90754-2010-CP
R&D Project: KBCH139; KB0202011; TRN: US1005299
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: First International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC) 2010; Kyoto, Japan; 20100523 through 20100528
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
Sponsoring Org:
Doe - Office Of Science
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DESIGN; HEAVY IONS; LUMINOSITY; PERFORMANCE; SCATTERING; STOCHASTIC COOLING; BROOKHAVEN RHIC; relativistic heavy ion collider