University of Manchester

Optimization of Degrader Integration, Beam Injection and B-field Measurements 

Trainee: Siara Fabbri
Supervisor: William Bertsche

A particular challenge in trap experiments is the transition of the beam from the beam line to the experiment. Optimization of Beam Transport and Injection were studied by the Fellow. Her work will allow antihydrogen experiments to be performed with significantly higher efficiency and thus benefit all trap-based developments within AVA.

She was also prototyping a non-destructive beam counter for quantifying antiprotons extracted from the ALPHA catching trap. Non-destructive diagnostics for trapped plasma modes will be used to characterize particle temperature and perform, perform in situ measurements of magnetic field critical to precision microwave, optical spectroscopy, and perform tailored beam extraction.