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Title Orbit and optics distortion in fixed field alternating gradient muon accelerators
Abstract In a linear nonscaling fixed field alternating gradient (FFAG) accelerator, betatron tunes vary over a wide range and a beam has to cross integer and half-integer tunes several times. Although it is plausible to say that integer and half-integer resonances are not harmful if the crossing speed is fast, no quantitative argument exists. With tracking simulation, we studied orbit and optics distortion due to alignment and magnet errors. It was found that the concept of integer and half-integer resonance crossing is irrelevant to explain beam behavior in a nonscaling FFAG when acceleration is fast and betatron tunes change quickly. In a muon FFAG accelerator, it takes 17 turns for acceleration and the betatron tunes change more than 10, for example. Instead, the orbit and optics distortion is excited by random dipole and quadrupole kicks. The latter causes beam size growth because the beam starts tumbling in phase space, but not necessarily with emittance growth.
Keywords Physics , Orbit distortion , FFAG
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Journal Article Phys Rev Spec Top-Ac 10, no. 11 (2007): 114001. doi:10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.10.114001 2007