Author: Bestman, P.
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WEPMP028 Crystal for Slow Extraction Loss-Reduction of the SPS Electrostatic Septum 2379
  • L.S. Esposito, P. Bestman, M.E.J. Butcher, M. Calviani, M. Di Castro, M. Donzé, M.A. Fraser, M. Garattini, Y. Gavrikov, S.S. Gilardoni, B. Goddard, V. Kain, J. Lendaro, A. Masi, M. Pari, J. Prieto, R. Rossi, W. Scandale, R. Seidenbinder, P. Serrano Galvez, L.S. Stoel, F.M. Velotti, V. Zhovkovska
    CERN, Meyrin, Switzerland
  • F.M. Addesa, F. Iacoangeli
    INFN-Roma, Roma, Italy
  • A.G. Afonin, Y.A. Chesnokov, A.A. Durum, V.A. Maisheev, Yu.E. Sandomirskiy, A.A. Yanovich
    IHEP, Moscow Region, Russia
  • J.E. Borg, M. Garattini, G. Hall, T. James, M. Pesaresi
    Imperial College of Science and Technology, Department of Physics, London, United Kingdom
  • A.S. Denisov, Y. Gavrikov, Yu.M. Ivanov, M.A. Koznov, L.G. Malyarenko, V. Skorobogatov
    PNPI, Gatchina, Leningrad District, Russia
  • F. Galluccio
    INFN-Napoli, Napoli, Italy
  • A.D. Kovalenko, A.M. Taratin
    JINR, Dubna, Moscow Region, Russia
  • F. Murtas
    INFN/LNF, Frascati, Italy
  • A. Natochii
    LAL, Orsay, France
  The use of a bent crystal was investigated in order to reduce the losses at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) electrostatic septa (ZS) during the slow extraction of 400 GeV protons toward the North Area. The crystal, installed a few meters upstream the ZS, bends protons that would otherwise impinge on the ZS wires. Since particle deflection with good efficiency is achieved only when the crystal lattice is aligned within ~10 urad to the trajectory of the particles (at p = 400 GeV/c), a compact goniometer was built to allow the correct angular alignment of the crystal with respect to the incoming beam with a precision of few urad. In this paper, we report on the crystal features measured during a dedicated beam test by the UA9 experimental installation in the CERN H8 beam line. Details of the goniometer and its installation are also reported. The first results achieved during dedicated Machine Development (MD) sessions are finally presented.  
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About • paper received ※ 14 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
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