A New System for Measuring the Beam Position in the Electron– Positron Transport Channel from the VEPP-3 Storage Ring of the VEPP-4M Collider
Instruments and Experimental Techniques
, E-ISSN: 1608-3180
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
A new system for measuring the position of the beam in a pulsed transport channel from the VEPP-3 storage ring to the VEPP-4M collider is discussed, which provides measurement of the position and intensity of an electron or positron beam in one span. For reliable operation of the experimental complex, it is necessary to continuously monitor the beam trajectory in a non-destructive manner, as well as to measure the possible losses of the beam charge. In 2018, new sensors and new electronics of the beam position measurement system were developed, manufactured, and installed in the transportation channel, which provide much greater accuracy compared to the old system. In the new system, it was possible to almost completely eliminate interference and to achieve measurement accuracy better than 0.02 mm, which is more than enough for optimal tuning of the channel optics and achieving high bypass efficiency. The design of the sensor, the structure and the main features of the construction of electronics are described, the accuracy of measurements is analyzed, and some results of the operation of the new system in the channel are given.