Field of Activity
The generic work on accelerator science is divided into many different aspects and fields. The following list of activities is also meant for providing an overview for interested students. The efforts to further improve and operate the S-DALINAC can be subdivided into the following areas (examples):
- Research on the concept of Energy Recovery Linacs (ERL) in terms of beam dynamics simulation, controlling of the RF, etc.
- Beam dynamics simulations performed with different codes or in-house written algorithms to optimize the S-DALINAC and investigate topics of general interest (e.g. beam dynamics in ERL)
- Alignment of the accelerator lattice to ensure an optimized operation of the S-DALINAC
- Improvements on the control system in terms of development of new software or hardware as well as an optimization of the control system infrastructure and the operation in general
- Simulations and measurements on cavities and cryogenic engineering to further improve the performance of our superconducting system and gain general knowledge on special treatments
- Design, simulation, construction and measurement of magnets
- Simulations on vacuum systems to optimize them, especially in the case of difficult conditions like heating or the scraping of the beam
- Improvement of diagnostics for the beam and helium refrigerator to deepen the understanding of the whole accelerator facility
- Research on the phenomenon of Beam Break-Up (BBU)
- Simulations and measurements on the topic of radiation protection at the S-DALINAC
They, and even more of them, are all needed for a successful operation of an accelerator.