Author: Cioeta, F.
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WEPGW022 A Numerical Analysis to Choose the Most Performing Optical Transition Radiation Screen 2518
  • F. Cioeta, D. Alesini, A. Variola
    INFN/LNF, Frascati, Italy
  • M. Ciambrella, A. Mostacci
    Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • D. Cortis, M. Marongiu, V. Pettinacci
    INFN-Roma, Roma, Italy
  Optical Transition Radiation (OTR) screen represents the most appropriate instrument to measure and verify the characteristics of a beam spot size produced by a particle accelerator. In order to measure such beam properties, OTR screens have to sustain thermal and mechanical stresses due to the energy that several bunches deposit. Owing to these requirements, it is essential to identify the more suitable material to optimize the OTR dimensions and to get reliable measures from the diagnostic system. In this paper, we describe a numerical procedure to choose the most performing material taking into account the physical requirements of a multi-bunch high brightness. The procedure is based on a dedicated ANSYS script able to evaluate the fatigue life time of the material considering a high number of thermal cycles generated by several bunches. The main characteristic of this script is the capability to simulate the real thermal and mechanical effect on the target that the hitting particle beam produces. The numerical procedure has been applied to compare the performance of three relevant materials-Aluminium, Silicon and Graphite simulating a beam hitting with well-known parameters.  
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About • paper received ※ 13 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 18 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
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