02 Dec 2009



Accelerator physicists in the synchrotron group are involved in a range of projects focusing on the optimisation and development of the ISIS synchrotron. 


The ISIS synchrotron group are engaged in detailed studies and designs for potential accelerator upgrades.  The ISIS synchrotron is just one of a few machines worldwide where important loss mechanisms of space charge and instabilities can be studied experimentally. Results from these studies helps to benchmark theoretical models and computer simulation codes, ensuring that future machine designs are based on sound assumptions.  High intensity beam effects form a large part of the research work in the group, spanning transverse space charge, half integer errors, image effects, higher order non-linear errors and instabilities.