Beam diagnostics systems are essential constituents of any particle accelerator; they reveal the properties of a beam and how it behaves in a machine. Without an appropriate set of diagnostic elements, it would simply be impossible to operate any accelerator complex let alone optimise its performance.
The Group led the largest-ever training initiative in beam instrumentation, DITANET, between 2008 and 2012.
Presently, we carry out research into:
- Beam loss monitors,
- Emittance measurement,
- Propagation and monitoring of beam halo,
- Absolute beam current measurements,
- Gas jet-based beam profile monitors,
- Very high resolution OTR,
- Design of the ESS target instrumentation.
These activities are linked to developments within the EU projects SiPM and DITA-IIF.