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Beam Cooling in Hadron Accelerators

Physics Colloquium
Sergei Nagaitsev, Fermilab and University of Chicago
December 1, 2017 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Building 203

Abstract: Accelerator physicists carefully reserve the term "cooling" for non-Hamiltonian processes, where Liouville's theorem (1838) is violated (i.e., where there is an increase in phase space density of the beam). Unlike hadron beams, high-energy electron beams can radiate energy quite easily, and, thus, beam cooling can be achieved through synchrotron radiation damping. In hadron beams, there area good number of methods for beam cooling, but they usually are limited to a narrow range of beam parameters.In this talk, I will review hadron beam cooling methods and describe possible applications and ultimate possibilities of these techniques.