Author: Dimopoulou, C.
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MOPTS035 Recommissioning of SIS18 After FAIR Upgrades 932
  • D. Ondreka, C. Dimopoulou, H.C. Hüther, H. Liebermann, J. Stadlmann, R.J. Steinhagen
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  The synchrotron SIS18 of the GSI facility has recently resumed beam operation after a long shutdown, during which major upgrades for the operation of SIS18 in the FAIR facility were realized. This signifies a major milestone for the mission of GSI and FAIR. On one hand, the scientific program of GSI depends strongly on beam from SIS18, including the very important developments of detectors for FAIR experiments. On the other hand, large parts of the existing GSI accelerator facility, including SIS18, are now operated with the FAIR control system, demonstrating its suitability for control of a large scale accelerator facility. Commissioning of the new control system started during the shutdown with a series of dry runs, which proved very useful to establish the basic functionalities. Recommissioning of SIS18 was further facilitated by the fact that the machine model of SIS18, implemented in the modeling framework LSA, had already been tested with beam several years before the shutdown. Thus, all operation modes of SIS18, including multi-turn injection, electron cooling, as well as fast and slow extraction could be successfully commissioned during the first weeks of operation. Other commissioning activities concerned the operation of new devices installed during the shutdown. These devices, mostly installed to prepare SIS18 for the operation with FAIR design parameters, open new possibilities in the standard operation of SIS18. A challenge for the operation of SIS18 is posed by ground motion due to ground water lowering for the nearby FAIR construction site. Surveys revealed that SIS18 subsided by several centimeters during one year. Even though the machine was realigned prior to recommissioning, the dynamics of the ground motion will continue to affect operation of SIS18.  
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About • paper received ※ 15 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
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