Beamline cryostat for precise current measurements presented at IBIC 2019

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AVA Fellow David Haider (GSI) attended the 8th International Beam Instrumentation Conference (IBIC) in Malmö, Sweden. The conference was hosted by the emerging European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, where an enormous civil construction site reveals the birthplace of Europe’s next-generation accelerator facility for research with neutrons of unprecedented brightness. Experts from leading research facilities in the world gathered to present their latest developments and to engage in enthusiastic discussion of new ideas for characterizing particle beams.

In this intensive environment, David Haider presented a poster about the design of a cryogenic platform for the Cryogenic Current Comparator (CCC).

The beamline cryostat will allow for non-destructive beam current measurement with a precision of nano-ampere in the storage ring CRYRING at GSI. Apart from the poster session, the four days of the conference were filled with many interesting seminars and talks exploring the theory behind and the implementation of various detection methods in beam instrumentation. In the session dedicated to novel techniques, the application of machine learning algorithms on beam optimization was discussed which becomes more promising each year. An exhibition from several industrial partners that are each technology leaders in their field completed the program. On the final day, the Swedish national synchrotron radiation facility MAX IV invited all participants on an extensive tour through their research institute to conclude the conference. Their safety officers eagerly anticipated the visit and tried to block all passages to the accelerator with exciting historic accelerator parts.


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