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MOPLH23 An Analysis of Potential Compact Positron Beam Source plasma, emittance, cavity, simulation 220
  • R.M. Hessami
    UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
  • S.J. Gessner
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  For positron studies in plasma wakefield accelerators such as AWAKE, the development of new, cheaper, and compact positron beam sources is necessary. Using an electrostatic trap with parameters similar to other experiments, this paper explores converting that trapped positron plasma into a usable beam. Bunching is initially accomplished by an electrostatic buncher and the beam is accelerated to 148 keV by pulsed electrostatic accelerators. This is necessary for injection into the beta-matched rf cavities operating at 600 MHz, which bring the positron beam to a transverse emittance of 1.3 pi mrad mm, a longitudinal emittance of 93.3 pi keV mm, stdz of 1.85 mm and an energy of 22 MeV. The beamline used here is far simpler and less expensive than those at many facilities, such as SLAC, allowing for a cheap source of positron beams, potentially opening up positron beam studies to many facilities that could not previously afford such a source.  
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About • paper received ※ 28 August 2019       paper accepted ※ 03 September 2019       issue date ※ 08 October 2019  
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