Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2018, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (12):
• SYNCHROTRON RADIATION TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS •
Si-Wei Wang 1 • Wei Xu 1 • Xian Zhou 1 • Wen-Bo Wu 1 • Bing Li 1 • Ke Xuan 1 • Jing-Yi Li 2
The betatron tune is an important parameter in a storage ring to enable stable operation. A tune adjustment tool with a small impact on the beam dynamics is useful for user operation and machine studies. Therefore, a tune knob is developed for the Hefei light source-II (HLS-II) storage ring. Owing to the compactness of the storage ring, a global adjustment mechanism is adopted. To reduce the impact on beam injection, only quadrupole families outside the injection section are used by the tune knob, and the β functions of the injection section remain unchanged. A code is developed based on the accelerator simulation software, MAD-X, to calculate the adjustment of the quadrupole strengths. The accelerator toolbox is used to double check the accuracy of the tune knob. Online measurement of the tune knob is also performed. The result shows that the tune knob works well when the tune is adjusted in a specific range. Betatron coupling measurement is also carried out, showing an application of the tune knob on machine studies. In this paper, the development of the tune knob and its experimental results in the HLS-II storage ring are reported in detail.
Address: Editorial Office of NST, 2019 Jialuo Road, Jiading, Shanghai 201800, China